Colton Crow

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Colton Wyatt Crow ("Sugar," "Sall'aq," "Angii," "Chewy") died March 16, 2009, at Providence Children's Hospital surrounded by loving family and friends. A remembrance service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 725 W. Ninth Ave., in Anchorage. A service in Bethel will be at a later date.
Colton was born Sept. 24, 1992, in Bethel, the first child of Morgen and Margie Crow. Colton and his family moved to Anchorage when he was 5 1/2. He was a student at Gladys Wood Elementary, Mears Middle School, Dimond High, and Frontier Charter School.
Colton was a loving older brother to Tony, Morry and Mark and to his baby sister, Cadence. He and his older brother, E.B., shared a special bond and enjoyed their time together.
Colton was a fun-loving young man. He enjoyed playing house and competitive hockey, and riding the daylights out of dirt bikes, four-wheelers and snow machines near Anchorage, Bethel and in Kwethluk while visiting family and friends. Colton was an avid snowboarder, Xbox live gamer, and his father's reluctant hiking partner. He was a great kid and teenager who roughhoused with his siblings, got into trouble sometimes with friends and tested the patience of his parents who continued to love him dearly and unconditionally. He will be remembered for his big heart, generosity to others, stubbornness, and love for his family and friends. His parents are grateful to have had "Sugar" for 16 and half years.
His parents hope that Colton's tragic and untimely death is a lesson to love one another dearly, cherish each day together and always end the day by saying "I love you," as they do.
True to his nature, last fall when Colton got his driver's license he chose to be an organ donor. Despite his mother's reluctance to accept Colton's decision, his wish has now been carried out. Although Colton's life was interrupted, he has given the gift of life to many families. His sharing, caring and happiness now live on in his family and friends and in the families who are receiving his healthy young organs.
Colton is survived by his parents, Margie and Morgen; his brothers, Edward, Tony, Morry and Mark; his sister, Cadence; his paternal grandmother, Lucy Crow; his maternal grandfather, Sam Jackson Sr.; his uncle, Sam Jackson Jr.; aunt, Joanne Jackson; and cousins, Joy, Harry, Sarah, Samantha "Meng'qu," Carla "Curly," Naomi, Rhonda, Jeremiah "Taqai," Kenneth "Kenny Joe," Moses "Issa," Nelson, Dustin and Bradley; his uncle, Richard Jackson; aunt, Helen Jackson; and cousins, Toby, Robert "Brownie," Sophie "Sissa," Lucienne "Lulu," Asisalyn and Justin; his uncle, Peter Jackson; his aunt, Elizabeth Jackson; and cousins, Emma "Aqli" and Rhett; his uncle, Ira Jackson; aunt, Martha Jackson; and cousins, Alberta "Berda," Pamela, Kristina "Krissy," Martin and Caroline; his aunt, Alice Ayapan; uncle, Nick Ayapan; and cousins, Keith, Angelena, Kelly, Kaitlyn "Dossie," Allison "Aan" and Peyton; his aunt, Anna Jackson Kasayulie; and cousins, Corby "Batman," Justine "Bunny" and Trenton "Qugpa," his aunt, Alice Crow; and cousins, Jamie, Jeff "Kingu" and Scotty; his uncle, Sam Crow; aunt, Renee Crow; and cousins JBruce "Pokey," Marina "Summa," Sabrina "Smee" and Marissa "Missy," and his uncle, Jack Crow; aunt Meghan Crow; and cousins, Katie, Jamin and Pete; his cherished guinea pig, Mr. Wuggles; as well as a large extended family throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Colton was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, JBruce Crow; and maternal grandmother, Margaret Jackson; uncle, Robert Jackson; aunt, Lena Jackson; uncle, Nelson Kasayulie; cousins, Clarence and Samuel Kasayulie; and beloved dog, Gladdy.
Colton's ashes will be spread where he most enjoyed the outdoors, by family and friends at Turnagain Pass, Hatcher Pass, Petersville, Birch Hill, Bethel and fishcamp.
In lieu of flowers and/or donations, please honor Colton's life by expressing your love to your family and friends every day, and continuing Colton's insistence to focus on what really matters.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2009