Cody Shea Calavan

Pfc. Cody Shea CALAVAN Our courageous and remarkable son, grandson, and brother was killed Saturday, May 29th in a bombing just south of Baghdad, Iraq, while defending this Nation in the War on Terror. We will miss his quick wit, his laughter, and the joy he brought to every life he touched. Pfc. Cody Shea Calavan has journeyed home to be with his grandparents, Art and Jean Thorsen, his mother, Kathy Jean Calavan, and his little brother, Joey Jay Calavan. Here, loving him always, are his father, David Calavan, step mother, Pamela Calavan, sister, Kalee Calavan Craig, brother and sister-in-law Chris and Kristi Craig, grandparents Ken and Ruth Puttkamer and Marian Craig, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We are very proud of Cody and his dedication of service to our country as a Marine. We are thankful for the 19 years he spent with us, and for the memories and laughter he filled our lives with. Cody loved giving gifts, spending time with friends and family, playing video games, skiing, water sports, and going to the movies. Cody gave back to his family infinitely more than he took, and he will always hold a special place in our hearts. The outpouring of love and support from the community has meant so much to all of the family. Thanks so much to everyone who offered their time, their support, and their condolences. We'd also like to thank all of you who have prayed for our family. Your prayers have been felt through the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit, and we are forever touched by your kindness. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Cody's life on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 11 a.m. at New Life Center Foursquare Church, 6830 Highland Drive, Everett, WA. All are welcome to attend. Semper Fi God bless our Marines. Cody Shea Calavan 11-14-84 to 5-29-04

Published in The Seattle Times on June 13, 2004