The outpouring of grief from people around the world has overwhelmed the family.
Thousands who never met the girl are mourning her on Facebook after friends of the Parker family established the Emilie Parker Fund page.
What started out as an effort to help the family raise money to take Emilie's body back to Utah for burial has become an online spot for thousands to mourn.
On the Facebook page, the 6-year-old smiles back with a wide smile and twinkling blue eyes.
"Dear Parker family, thank you for the love and forgiveness you have shown. Our hearts were all broken yesterday as we learned of this tragedy," wrote one person.
Many posting on the page offered prayers of support and condolences to the family.
Parker told reporters on Saturday that he and his wife were still trying to come to terms with the enormity of the loss.
"I don't know how to get through something like this, how to process something like this and get our lives going," he said.
On Emilie's last day, she and her father spoke Portuguese, a language he was teaching her.
"She told me good morning. She asked me how I was doing. I told her I was doing well," he said. "I gave her a kiss and told her I loved her, and I was out the door."
He left for work. And then she for school.