On Wednesday evening, June 15th, our beloved Colby was called to heaven to be with the Lord and his Grandpa Ronnie. Even though those of us who loved Colby are devastated and extremely saddened by his tragic departure from our lives, we have found a sense of peace knowing he is with his grandpa, a man who Colby loved and adored.
Colby was a kind, loving, and beautiful person. His smile lit up a room and his laugh was contagious. His generosity to help anyone made him even that much more special to his family, especially his grandma Sharron, his friends and his co-workers. At almost 17, Colby was looking forward to his Summer and especially to his senior year.
Colby had accomplished a great deal in his short time here on Earth. He had several jobs mowing lawns, worked at Gibson and Son Trucking and helped irrigate fields when called upon. All of these jobs led to the earning of money that went to Colby's pride and joy... his truck. Colby was so proud of his red 'monster' truck. His free time was spent tinkering with or enhancing any part of it to reflect his pride. When not tinkering Colby could be found at his Uncle Mike's house playing the weekly Monopoly game that held so many dear memories for all of them.
Colby is survived by his mom and dad, Jody and Rod Justice, his two younger brothers, Kyler and Keaton, grandparents Sharron Allemand, Karen and Buck Charles, great-grandmas Minnie Buhr and June Herrick, and several uncles, aunts, and cousins.
The reaction to Colby's tragic passing has been incredible, only showing once again how much he was loved and how many lives he had already touched at 16 years old. What a great loss for all of us knowing all that he would have become in the future. A special fund is set up at Yakima Federal Savings to help with the unexpected expenses in dealing with Colby's death. A memorial service has been scheduled at Kittitas High School on Saturday, June 25th, at 1:00pm. Potluck donations can be dropped off at Kittitas High School Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. The memorial service will be followed by a potluck gathering to share memories of Colby's life and how he touched us all. Arrangements under the direction of Steward & Williams Tribute Center, Ellensburg, WA.