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Amber Reneé Motyka

December 22, 1981 - November 2, 2020


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    Evelyn Blake says

    My heart is heavy since losing Amber. She was special to me as a granddaughter by my son’s marriage to her mother. She was a thoughtful, gifted, very intelligent person and always seemed to enjoy the times we were together. It was a joy to have her son, Aidan, added to our family also. I have some wonderful memories of Amber , especially as a bride at New Harmony Inn in Indiana. Amber will be greatly missed. We will honor her memory by holding Aidan, whom she loved so well, close in heart.

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    Linda Walker Cotten says

    So sorry to see this. Amber was a sweet person who was very bright and had a great smile. Prayers for her family. May the Lord God bring them peace.

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    Audrey Fox says

    Amber was an amazing young woman and colleague. I will miss her.

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    Jeffery Motyka says

    I miss Amber so much I cry every day. We had planned on doing so many things that now we will never get to do. I am very sad. I don’t know what to do . She was the smartest most brilliant person I have ever met in my life. I was the lucky one to be her husband. Amber bear I love you so so much and I will miss you forever. I guess for now I will mask my pain with beers I know she wouldn’t like that but I have nothing. I hope my message gets approved I tried to make a good one 20 times but every time I try it’s so hard for me so I delete it and restart. No amount of time will ease the suffering and loss that I have endured. When I asked her to marry me I loved her with all my heart when she died part of me died for the rest of my life I will never be the same. I continue to pray for her son Aidan and her family. I don’t know what I can do to ever help anything but I will try my best. One more time I miss and love you Amber Motyka!!!!

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Amber Reneé Motyka, 38, passed away on November 2, 2020. She was born on December 22, 1981 to Richard and Elizabeth Wright in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Amber was a very intelligent woman with a big heart. She attended a liberal arts college in Alabama and then went on to get her Master’s Degree in Chemistry. She published her thesis on Lithium Ion Batteries. Amber was an artist. She loved to create things. Amber melded her scientific and creative side to create her own bath bomb business called Amber Waves.  She loved to travel. Amber also loved animals and even made scrapbook pages for her cats. She worked at Sabic for several years and enjoyed helping out in all their outreach programs. She loved being a mentor. Amber could make friends with anyone and was so loved. Above all else, Amber loved spending time with her family, especially her son Aidan.

Amber is survived by her husband of 2 years Jeffery Motyka; her son Aidan Ford; her brother Drew Hawkins; her mother Elizabeth (Britt) Blake; her grandmother Sandy Silen; her aunt Jennifer Smith; and her cousin Sydney Smith.

Amber was preceded in death by her father Richard Wright; and her great-grandmothers Rita Hilgeman and Kate Wright.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 7th at Sunset Funeral Home. Friends and family can visit from 1 p.m. until time of service.