In Loving Memory of Colin Duane Everson
Colin Duane Everson, age 64 passed away August 4, 2018 in Monument, Colorado with his wife, daughter and sister by his side. Colin was born to Donald (Don) Everson and Arlene (Carlson) Everson on May 3, 1954 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He grew up in Wisconsin. Colin played and excelled at Basketball in high school and in College. His teammates adored him, even affectionately giving him the nickname “Spider.” In 1985 he met Sue Davis at the “Sydney Cricket Club”. They married on June 6 1986 and spent 32 wonderful years married and in love.
Colin presented himself with a personality unlike anyone you’ve ever met. He had always been a natural salesman all his life, with over 20 years selling windows and doors. Colin loved his Lord, his faith and his church family at the Lutheran Family of Christ Church.
Fishing wasn’t just a sport to Colin. Fishing was his reach into nature. He would go up to the boundary waters in Canada almost every summer. Lately Colin was beginning to master Monument Lake. Aside from fishing, he enjoyed attending Rockies games, playing golf and basketball, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers. He also loved listening to music in his music room. Colin was a collector of many things. His favorite thing was collecting memories with his grandkids, whom he adored.
On Easter Sunday 2002, Colin and his daughter were in a serious motorcycle accident which resulted in Colin becoming a paraplegic amputee. Colin spent 16 years in and out of hospitals where he started his real job, witnessing and ministering to all who entered his room. He loved to seek out others who had shared similar experiences and gave thoughtful and encouraging words and prayers.
He is preceded by his parents Don and Arlene Everson; parent-in-laws Sid and Polly Wingate; and his good friends Mark Stiles, Don Roseberry, and Steve Elliott.
Colin is survived by his wife Sue Everson; daughters Ryann (Ben) Freer, and Kelsie (Xyrus) Maurer-Alcalá; his grandchildren Brenna, Ethan and Natalie Freer; siblings Carol (Matt) Rybarczyk, Diane (Greg) Kaufmann, Mark (Cindy) Everson, Donna (Rick) Rutten; and by many nieces, nephews, extended family and family in Christ.
The family would like to say thank you to the many caregivers, nurses and doctors Colin has had over the years. Notable thank you to Dr. Betsy Kleiner, his infectious disease doctor and Cherise Tebon, his wound care specialist at Craig Hospital. And a very special thank you to the nurses with Compassus Hospice who helped ease Colin through the end.
In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to “The Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation” in Colin’s memory, https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Family of Christ Church on 675 W. Baptist road in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921.