Seven months after a fast-moving house fire killed his children, Robert Harvey got a chance to say goodbye while also working to prevent the deaths of other youngsters.

Harvey learned about the deaths of Rowan Harvey, 2, Annabelle Harvey, 5 months, and Evan Williams, 6, while serving a 20-month prison sentence for theft at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. Formal goodbyes were postponed until his release. On Wednesday evening at Stillman Park, the father finally got a chance for a proper farewell at a celebration of life he organized.

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