Orion J. Wellman (1975 -- 2005)

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Former Steamboat Springs resident Orion J. Wellman passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 17, 2005, in Silverthorne. He was 29.

Orion was born Sept. 12, 1975, in Denver to Paul and Linda Bohen Wellman.

He married Katrina Russow on Aug. 15, 1998, in Steamboat, where Orion had attended school. He was the co-owner of Diamond Custom Painting in Fort Collins.

Orion was a member of St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was an outstanding husband and father. He was very open, generous, patient and kind. Orion loved his family. He enjoyed skiing, swimming, the outdoors and paintball.

Orion is survived by his wife, Katrina, of Fort Collins; a son, Quinn Wellman; his parents, Paul Wellman of Norman, Okla., and Linda Wellman of Steamboat; two brothers, Kyle Wellman of Denver and Aaron Wellman of Steamboat; two sisters, Haven Wellman of Crestone and Sasha Wellman of San Diego, Calif.; his in-laws, the Rev. William and Betty Russow; four sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law.

A funeral service is Feb. 22, 2005, at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Collins. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Allnutt Hunter Chapel in Loveland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Orion J. Wellman Memorial Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.

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