Colin was born May 10, 1950 in Moscow, Idaho and died April 7 in Helena from natural causes. He spent his childhood in Billings and graduated from West High School in 1969 and worked for several restaurants in Billings but spent much of his life in hospitals and group homes.
He is preceded in death by his Mother, Geraldine (Jerry) and his grandparents. He is survived by his father, Don, of Columbus, Mont., and his younger brothers, Mark (Vicky) of Gilbert, Ariz., and Tom of Anchorage Alaska. He is also mourned by his longtime sweetheart, Cheryl Hunt of Helena.
A Memorial Service was held in Helena April 9 in which many of his neighbors and Health Aids exchanged stories about Colin and expressed their love and admiration. They noted that he always carried his bible, read it daily and could recite many of the passages.
Interned of his ashes will be April 13, at Terrace Garden Cemetery in Billings where he will be close to the remains of his Mother and Grandparents, Lewis and Thelma Hansen.
The family would like to thank Al and Martha Bottleson at the New Life Home and to the other health workers that gave Colin such patient and loving care and direction through the years.