Longtime Oak Creek resident Blue Eagle Halterman passed over to the other side Feb. 18, 2005. He was 31.
Blue was born Nov. 9, 1973, in Denver. He moved to Oak Creek with his mother in May 1974. Blue attended preschool in Oak Creek and the kindergarten through 12th grade in the South Routt School District. He was active in sports, FFA, school government, music and other activities throughout his school years.
He attended the University of Wyoming for two years before transferring to Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Blue loved Van Halen and attended his last concert Aug. 1, 2004, with his mother. He played the harmonica and was a master of impersonations in many dialects. His many characters entertained the masses.
Blue loved women, fishing, Hawaiian shirts, football, riding his bike, playing pool and the ocean. He was a cook, chef and bartender in Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek throughout the years.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, whose birthday he shared, and his grandfather, who died Jan. 5, 2005.
Blue is survived by his mother, Karen Halterman, and his brother, Max Halterman, whose lives will be changed forever by his presence and his passing. He also is survived by his beloved Rosemary; his father, Rod Skenandore; his sister, Tosa Skenandore; and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends throughout the Yampa Valley and around the world. Blue was beloved.
A celebration of Blue's life was held Feb. 25, 2005, at the Soroco High School gymnasium.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, or to the Soroco High School wrestling program, P.O. Box 158, Oak Creek, CO 80467.