Cody Dalton Eyre (1997 - 2017)

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Cody Eyre died tragically Dec. 24, 2017, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital because of multiple gunshot wounds by law enforcement.
He passed away Christmas Eve while surrounded by his parents, Kyle and Magdalena, and sisters Samantha, Nicole, Kirstian and Kassandra.
Cody was born Feb. 8, 1997, in Juneau, to Kyle and Magdalena (Jean) Eyre. He was the youngest of five siblings and the only son.
In middle school, Cody served in the Civil Air Patrol for two years and graduated from high school from the Alaska Youth Military Academy, class of 2015. After his 18th birthday, he joined the Alaska Air National Guard, and served with the 168th Air Refueling Unit. His first choice of service was to his own comrades as a para-rescue. There were no positions available as a para-rescue so Cody selected to serve his country as a military police officer. Cody spent his summers working for Eyre's Construction, the family-owned business, operating heavy equipment and helping his dad with day-to-day tasks. He planned to someday take over the family business.
Cody was the epitome of a true Alaskan. He was an accomplished outdoorsman and avid hunter. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, whether he was hunting, walking or riding his four-wheeler or snow machine. Cody always prioritized setting aside time to go on an annual two-week big-game hunting trip with his family each fall.
Cody had dreams to travel overseas, with a specific interest in Tibet. His family was planning a trip to Indonesia in the coming year.
His newest hobby was photography. He enjoyed taking pictures of nature, family, friends and pets. His infectious sense of humor spread joy and laughter to those who knew him and to those he just met. His great sense of curiosity allowed him to experience life to its fullest. Cody's generosity and compassion for his family, friends and strangers are deeply missed.
He is preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Charles Nathan Eyre (Army Air Corps), and grandfather Gary D. Nilsson (Army Airborne Ranger). He honored his military heritage by following in their footsteps and served in the Alaska Air National Guard.
Cody is survived by his parents, Kyle and Magdalena Eyre; and his four sisters, Samantha Eyre, Nichole Bottelson, Kirstian Hollett and Kassandra Eyre. "Uncle Cody" was beloved by his nephew, Paul Bottelson, and nieces Alethia Bottelson, and Topanga and Reagan Hollett.
In lieu of flowers, his family would like to extend an invitation to a celebration of life and benefit dinner on February 9th, 2018, at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 Willoughby Ave Juneau, AK 99801 at 6:30PM. Proceeds from these events will help with expenses related to his death. All are encouraged and welcomed to attend.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Feb. 9 to Mar. 9, 2018
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