Idaho State Journal, 03/28/13
Kristopher Bracken Cole, 22, moved on to receive his greater calling March 25, 2013, surrounded by those he loved the most. His earthly mission began October 14, 1990 in Preston, Idaho to his proud parents Bracken and Lorie Cole.
Kristopher was born with a love for life and a love for all people. He was an exceptional friend, brother, cousin, nephew, son, grandson, and great-grandson. Kris made people feel important. He always took the time to lift them up; he was a knight in shining armor for many. By the time he could walk Kris either had a ball in one hand and whatever weapon was needed for the hunt in the other. Kris loved hunting with his family that was their thing and a real passion in Kristopher’s life.
Kristopher was a 2009 graduate of Preston High School and attended Utah State University.
At school he excelled, academically, athletically, and socially. It didn’t take much studying for him to find himself on the honor roll which was good; it made more time for sports and girls.
If it were silver and black, Kris wanted it; he was an avid Raider’s fan even when they were losing. Among his list of loves, his dogs Mack and Ruger, would be close to the top; he was a lover of animals, especially the ones on the wall, except for rock chucks, the only good rock chuck is a dead rock chuck.
His love for all people extended into his courageous battle with brain cancer. Kris was willing to contribute to the science of finding a cure, knowing it wouldn’t benefit him, but would help others in the future.
Kris is survived by his parents Bracken and Lorie Cole (Preston, ID); Sisters, Amanda J. Cole and April D. Cole; Grandparents, Morris and Tami Cole (Soda Springs, ID); Julie B, Butler (Preston, ID); Wayne and Marilyn Waddoups (Malad; ID) Great Grandparent, Maxine Hymas (Preston, ID); Aunts and Uncles, David D. (Janae) Cole, JayDee (Beverly) Cole, Travis D. Cole, Justin D. Cole all of Preston, ID. David Boyle (Brigham City, UT); John (Paige) Boyle (Chelsea, AL); Crystal (Tim) Rawlings (Malad, ID); Best Friend, Brayden Shepherd; Very special person, Reagan Hyde and several cousins and too many friends to mention.
Kris was welcomed home by his loving Grandma Judy; Grandfather Neil Butler; Great Grandparents, Mack Hymas, Ralph and Wanda Cole, Bud and Ina Bennett; Great Uncles, Bruce Hymas, Layne Bennett, Scott Bennett; Great Aunts, Cindy Dunkley, Mitzi Bosworth and Karlee Bennett, cousin.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at noon in the Preston Tenth Ward Building, 155 N. 200 W., Preston, Idaho with Bishop Doug Roper conducting. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, Preston, Idaho and Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
.The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. David Beckstead and all the neuroscience team at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
As a way to honor Kris let us take the opportunity to treat people the way he did.