Colt Alan Nelson

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Colt passed away tragically on June 10 at his home in Red Lodge. He was 26 years old.

Colt was raised in Newport Beach, California, spent most of his life in California, but considered Red Lodge his forever home. 

Colt moved to Red Lodge in February 2018 to join his aunt and uncle and to start the next chapter in his life.  He attended Northwest College and majored in Drafting Technology/design where he excelled. 

In April 2019, Colt was recognized as the outstanding student in the program. Colt worked for the Special Operations Group in Cody, Wyoming, part-time while attending school in Powell, as well as working for Royal Fabrication, in Red Lodge. He loved the work and the friends he made along the way.

Colt found his happy place in Red Lodge. He loved our small community in the mountains, he enjoyed the outdoors and rock climbing, spending time with his family and friends, and eating Mexican food and barbecue! His sense of humor, love of life, and his undying loyalty to those in his life will never be forgotten. There will be a celebration of Colt’s life at the Snow Creek Saloon the evening of July 10. 

He is mourned in Red Lodge by his auntie and uncle, Terri Durbin and Jim Dufour; his extended family at Royal Fabrication and many in the community that touched his life.

Colt can never be replaced and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my precious nephew, I have always loved you unconditionally and you will always be in my heart. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm
    The Montana Metal Rockfest will feature Zen, Kicking Karma, and Mr. Big with Trixter, July 18-20 at Boyd’s Garage on 7th Street, Red Lodge. The gigs will kick off at 6:30 p.m. each night.  There is no cover charge. Vendors will be on site. For tickets and information call (406) 446-1519. 
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, July 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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Street Address:

11 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 970, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone: 406-446-2222

Fax: 406-446-2225

Toll-Free: 800-735-8843

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