Memorial to honor Susan Powell and her 2 children
Published: December 4, 2012 02:05PM
Updated: December 4, 2012 01:15PM
The Associated Press This undated picture made available by Hardman Photography shows Susan Powell. The 28-year-old mother from the Salt Lake City area was reported missing on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. Domestic violence experts mentioned Powell and other victims of domestic violence during a Feb. 10 news conference at the Utah State Capitol.

Olympia, Wash. • A new memorial in honor of missing Utah mother Susan Cox Powell and her two children will be dedicated Thursday, the third anniversary of the young mom’s disappearance.

Crews worked to install the Christmas Box Angel memorial Monday at Woodbine Cemetery in Puyallup, near the site where her sons Charlie and Braden are buried. More than 25 angel statues around the country provide a place for grieving parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Those healing ceremonies are held on Dec. 6, which coincides with the date Susan disappeared in 2009.

Susan Powell’s husband killed Charlie and Braden, earlier this year. Josh Powell also died in the fire he set at the home he was renting amid the investigation into his wife’s disappearance.

Donations to Crime Stoppers and the Susan Cox Powell Foundation paid for the memorial.