**ALL funds raised will be put into a Memorial Scholarship Fund allowing future student athletes to pursue their goal of playing collegiate athletics. (This was Connor's goal.) If you are local to Montrose or Grand Junction, CO, donations can be made directly at Timberline Bank.
With deepest sorrow, we announce that Connor Matthew Imus, age 17, our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed suddenly on May 5, 2019 in Montrose, CO trying to save his dog Bella from drowning in a canal. Those that knew Connor, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Connor will be missed everyday by his family, members of the community and many greats friends.
Connor grew up in Lake Forest, CA until he was 7 years old. It was there, at Mariners Christian School, where his mom and dad both worked, that his love for Jesus Christ, sports, and academic excellence started. He would spend his days and nights hanging out in the gym and on the field with mom and dad and good friends. He continued his growth and passion for life in Montrose, CO and was a Junior at Montrose High School. He loved all sports, but his passion was for soccer and basketball. If he was not at practice with his teammates, he was at the rec center working out and shooting. He aspired to play basketball in college and was actively pursuing his dream.
His brother and sister looked up to him, and he loved them very much. He was the best of US! His kind, generous, fun-loving heart showed every day in his choices and how he lived his life. He was a full time student athlete who still found the time to give back to the community by helping with youth sports camps and as a youth sports referee and also working at the Bridges Golf Course part-time. In his limited spare time he liked to hang out with his family, his dog Bella, and play video games online with friends and his brother and pestering his little sister. In-spite of his numerous academic and sports awards, we are most proud of who he was as a person, how he treated other people and the young man of God he had become.
Thank you for your prayers and support of the Imus family as they begin to heal from this tragic loss. Your prayers or donations will keep Connor's memory and goals alive by blessing future student athletes.