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Memorial fund honoring Colton James Hamilton

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Hello, my name is Steve Hamilton, I am fundraising in memory of my son Colton Hamilton, who passed away suddenly on Dec 2, 2023. Colton had a love for life and the great outdoors. He was an aspiring entrepreneur, who taught himself how to embroidery and in 2021 at the age of 18 started his own embroidery company called Twisty Fungus. He landed jobs with a local restaurant and young skateboarding brands. His passion for embroidery came from his love for drawing, Colton was never seen without a drawing pad on him. He made gifts for friends while trying to work on his own clothing line. If he wasn't creating something he was hired to shovel snow, dog & house sit and bring in deliveries for neighbors.
Outside of work, Colton enjoyed skateboarding with friends. He didn't care where or when he was ready all the time. He was also known to video his buddies trying new tricks or he was talking to other skaters he didn't know. Colton never met a stranger, he wanted to know their story.
Coltons biggest passion was fishing, especially fly fishing. He loved the art of laying that fly on the water in perfect presentation waiting for that big hog to bite. His favorite place to fish was anywhere with water and fish. In just 3 years of fly fishing Colton and I floated Wyoming twice & New Mexico once with one of his uncles in all three outings we landed double digit fish. When we weren't fly fishing we were spin casting, Colton was always excited to go fishing it didn't matter if it was a lake, reservoir, river or steam. His face lit up whenever he said "fish on". He never got fished out. On our most recent trip we fished in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota and back into Wyoming. twelve days of guy time, father-son bonding hanging out together and truly each other's company.
Anybody who knew or met Colton felt his compassionate, caring, friendly personality. He cared about people and always wanted to make them feel good. Colton was never about himself, he gave to others first and foremost especially kids. He used to leave a coin on top of the mechanical horse ride for a kid to get a chance to enjoy a ride. Colton played basketball, baseball and wrestled before he found skateboarding, drawing and fishing.
I started this account combining Coltons two favorite passions and named it Twisted Flies Twisted Boards in honor of him. The funds raised will go to purchasing skateboarding and fishing gear respectivly for kids who otherwise may not get to experience the joys of either or may struggle to purchase the proper equipment Colton would want every boy or girl who wanted to participate the opportunity to do so. My fishing time got cut short with my best friend, but I will cherish the memories and carry on his passion to help others experience the joys of either. Thank you for your support. His urn reads "GONE FISHING"


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Steve Hamilton
Littleton, CO

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