Kevin Colegrove

  • "I'm so sorry to hear about Kevin's passing, I had the..."
    - Dede Stevens
    - Nida Colegrove
  • "Dear Nida and family, I would like to express my sympathy..."
    - Camille Tillinghast
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    - Phyllis Beary
  • " I always liked Kevin .I had not seen him sense high..."
    - Kevin Herald

Kevin Michael Colegrove passed away peacefully on December 3, 2011 after battling cancer for almost two years. He was surrounded by his family until his final moment. Kevin was born on July 5, 1955 in Sunnyside, Washington to Cecil (Buzz) Colegrove and Joan Billington. He graduated Naches High School in 1975. He enlisted in the department of the Army on July 29, 1974 through July 30, 1976 and reenlisted on February 16, 1984 and was honorably discharged on February 5, 1987. Following his Active service he joined the Nevada Army National. Kevin moved to Alaska in July 1996 and worked for the Alaska Army National Guard as a Facility Manager and Contracting Officer. He retired on June 1, 2008.

His families state, "Kevin was a loving and dedicated husband, easy going and liked by many. He enjoyed traveling and visiting National Parks and Monuments around the country. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his family. He loved the Alaska summer months, but preferred places with warm/hot weather during the winter months."

Kevin is survived by his wife of 11 years, Nida Colegrove of Anchorage, AK; daughters Jennifer Colegrove of Las Vegas, NV, Sarah Colegrove of Carson City, NV; step daughter Jane Follante, step sons Rocky and Christopher Follante of Anchorage, AK; brother Robert Colegrove; step brothers and sisters Joe Colegrove, Terry Colegrove, and Kathy Colegrove; nieces Missy and Rachel of Snohomish, WA; Aunt Reta Karshen of Las Vegas, NV and many cousins.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm at the Legacy Funeral Homes Bragaw Chapel (1707 S. Bragaw St., Anchorage).

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2011