Former Soldotna resident Trenton Kyle Crowell died, Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, in Longview Wash. He was 31.
A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.
Mr. Crowell was born June 4, 1978, in Reedsport, Ore., to Van and Patricia Crowell. He was a 1996 graduate of Soldotna High School and was employed by Nabors Alaska Drilling until February 2009. Trenton was a member of the United States Army from 1997-2001. He served tours of duty to Germany, Turkey and Kuwait. During his service to the nation he received the Army Achievement Medal, third award; Army Good Conduct Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Expert Marksman Qualification badge, with rifle bar; Expert Marksmanship Qualification badge, with grenade bar.
"We love and miss you Uncle TT," his nieces, Brooke and Crystle said.
"Taylor, Caitlin and Avery loved it when Uncle TT would do the 'wiggle walk' with them on his back. Trenton loved spending time with all his nieces and often brought them treats of 'bug juice,'" his family said. "His charm and wit brought smiles and laughter to many -- young and old. We will always love you TT and you will be in our hearts forever."
Mr. Crowell was survived by his father, Van Crowell, of Longview, Wa.; mother and step-father, Patricia and Dustin Rhodes, of Kenai; brother, Jason Crowell and his wife, Wendy, of Anchorage; sister, Maggie Tapia, and her husband, Jared, of Soldotna; step-sister, Crystal Rhodes, of Anchorage; nieces and nephews, Taylor, Caitlin and Avery Crowell, all of Anchorage, Brooke, Crystle and Anthony Tapia, all of Soldotna, and Daniel Matero, of Anchorage; grandparents, Robert and Mary Balcomb, of Redmond, Ore.; and uncle, Floyd Balcomb, and his wife, Reba, of John Day, Ore.
Condolences may be sent to 1502 Third Ave. Kenai, AK 99611.
Memorial contributions may be made at any Wells Fargo Bank payable to Bridges/Trenton K. Crowell. Donations will be donated to the DARE program.
Arrangements were made by Steele Funeral Home in Kelso, Wa.
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