Kenai resident Cody Honrud died Monday, March 17, 2008, with his mom and dad by his side in the intensive care unit at Harbor View Trauma Center in Seattle, from injuries sustained in a snowmachine accident in the Caribou Hills on Sunday, Feb. 24. He was 21.
Celebrations of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Soldotna Bible Chapel and at noon mass Monday, March 31, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna. Father Andy Sensenig OMI and Father Bill Hanrahan will officiate.
Mr. Honrud was born Dec. 10, 1986, to Teresa Childers-Honrud and Michael Honrud at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He graduated from Soldotna High School in 2005. He worked for Peak Oilfield Services as a laborer for two years on the North Slope in the winters and commercial fished for seven years on Kalgin Island for Mike and Susan Lockwood in the summers.
"From General construction to mechanical work, Cody could do it all extremely well. That is how Cody always did things rather extreme. Nobody ever worked harder or better. No matter what he did it was done extremely well. Cody was always ready for a hard day of work and he never seemed to have any trouble getting his employers to end the day with a fishing excursion on the river, lake or in Homer. The time and weather conditions never seemed to be a deciding factor. As long as they were fishing he was happy. The end of fishing season ushered in the hunting season. Cody lived and loved Alaska and all that this great land had to offer to the max," his family said.
Mr. Honrud was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Preston Childers.
He is survived by his mother, Teresa Honrud-Nichol and her husband, Greg, of Kenai; father, Michael Honrud and his wife, Holly, of Soldotna; brother, Jesse of Kenai; maternal grandparents, Dan and Nita Young of Kenai; aunts, Lorraine Childers-Ochoa and her family of Kenai, and Mikki Chandler and her family of Chugiak; uncle, Bill Childers and his family of Kenai; great-grandmother, Jackie Mehl of California; great-uncle, Dennis Mehl of California; paternal relatives: uncle, Steve Honrud and his family of Soldotna, and Tim and Kevin Phillips of California; grandparents, Duffy and Marlene Phillips of Soldotna and Merv and Sharon Honrud of Wenatchee, Wash.; aunts, Pam Smith and her family of Vancouver, Wash., and Michele Nicholas and Danielle Phillips and their families of Washington state; and many relatives in Washington and Oregon.
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