Colton’s Mighty Legacy
Colton Tye Carey was born on April 16th, 2009, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado to Jared and Rachel Carey in the middle of a snowstorm.
The name Colton means Coal Town, which is Redstone, CO, near where his parents lived when he was born. Coal, when placed under pressure becomes diamonds, therefore, God has made a diamond out of our sweet boy. Colton was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at 11 months old. Although he had this debilitating genetic disease, he did not let it define him. He was a mostly happy kid, always encouraging his friends and family. Colton’s favorite place, besides his house or his pool, was the beach. He absolutely loved going into the ocean! He loved to swim and snorkel and could hold his breath underwater for 1 minute! He loved anything superhero or Sci-Fi related, and loved watching movies, TV shows and playing card games and video games with his family and friends. His favorite subject in school was art and he so enjoyed drawing and painting and coloring any chance he got. He has a YouTube channel called The Incredible Fam, for which he directed and edited 200+ videos.
He had many adventures in his 13 years, including multiple beach trips, a Disney Cruise, Bethel church, Moor Woods, Disneyland, Disneyworld, Morgan’s Wonderland, Comic-Con where he met Obi-Wan and Chang Chi, Universal, MDA camp, Camp Barnabus, Worlds of Fun, the Alamo, Palo Duro Canyon, Great Wolf Lodge, Sea World, many Zoos, and Aquariums. He went adaptive skiing and went on a pirate adventure boat ride twice! Colton had attended Lubbock Christian School since Kindergarten, and everyone there knew and accepted him. His teachers worked with his family through his transition to a wheelchair and with his learning needs. The whole school, especially the 8th-grade class is missing their friend and feeling his absence.
He loved music, like his dad, and participated in Joyful Noise for 7 years with the best people on the planet! He played piano, did performances with singing solos, played drums, did a line dance, and most importantly gained self-confidence. He was baptized, alongside his cousin Shamar, on Mother’s Day, May 12th, 2019, at age 10, surrounded by friends and family.
Colton’s God name was Mighty Encourager. In 2022, his parents and their awesome friends started Colton’s Encouragement, a non-profit organization that gives mobility equipment to the physically disabled. Colton often went to help deliver the equipment to families and he loved to see their smiles! He loved his family and friends so much, but his body got so tired, and his muscles lost more and more strength until there was none left. And God welcomed him to heaven, where he greeted those who have gone before him, and then ran so fast on the most beautiful beach, faster than Flash.
Colton is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bob and Berniece Carey, his Aunt Teresa Carey, Uncle Chris Strain, and Cousin Laura Davies, his friends Chris Aduddell, Phillip Cagle, Sayge Massie, Hagen Hill, Luke Seigel, and his dogs Moxin and Macie.
Those of his family who miss him dearly, are his parents Jared and Rachel Carey, his little brother and best friend, Canaan Carey, maternal grandparents Mack and Cherryll Strain, Uncle Matt and Aunt Kari Strain, Uncle Stephen and Aunt Jennifer Strain, Uncle Greg and Aunt Cindy Carey, Uncle Roger and Aunt Lanell Carey, Uncle Mark and Aunt Sharon Davies, Uncle Mark Alan Carey, 15 first cousins, numerous second cousins, and many friends who he considered family.
Family and friends visitation will be on Saturday, February 18th from 5-7 pm at Turning Point Community Church. Celebration of life services will be on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 pm at Turning Point Community Church with Pastor Chuck Angel presiding.
The family asks, in lieu of flowers, that you kindly consider donating to Colton’s Encouragement at Coltonsencouragement.org or to Turning Point Community Church for their making room campaign at tpcconline.com
Also, please consider wearing red, Colton’s favorite color, or your favorite superhero attire.