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Colton Alan Dwight

Mar. 26, 1998 - Mar. 26, 2021

Date of Service: Apr. 2, 2021

RUPERT – Colton Alan Dwight, 23, of Rupert, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021, in Albion, Idaho.

Colton was born in Burley, Idaho, on March 26, 1998, to Clyde Dwight Jr. and Shawna McCaffrey. He attended St. Nicholas Catholic School and Minidoka County schools. He was currently enrolled at College of Southern Idaho pursuing a degree in outdoor recreation management while concurrently being employed at Newcold in Burley.

Colton participated in many sports growing up. He especially enjoyed wrestling, football, and hockey. Colton had an intense love for adventure, the outdoors, and kayaking. Colton led a nomadic lifestyle; he called Seattle and Denver home before returning to Rupert in 2018. Colton’s favorite adventure was his months’-long Eurorail/backpacking trip across Europe. He said his favorite place to visit was Scotland.

Colton had a big heart. He was a friend to everyone and a stranger to none. He was looking forward to becoming a father in June to his baby girl with Kasey Reynolds.

Colton lost his battle with opioid addiction in the early morning of his 23rd birthday. He is survived by his parents, Clyde Dwight Jr. and Shawna (John) McCaffrey; brothers, John, and Kendall Dwight, and Keelan (Lanie), Kevin, and Finn McCaffrey; grandparents, Anitta (Jim) Tallon, Wayne and Trudy Young, and Ann Cueva.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, David Dwight; his grandfathers, Clyde Dwight Sr., and Ken Huizinga; and his beloved cat, Russell.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made in Colton’s name to Simply Hope Family Outreach at D.L. Evans Bank in honor of Colton Dwight.

Simply Hope Family Outreach is a volunteer organization whose goal is to help area families find support when dealing with addictions and other serious family issues.

The family will honor Colton’s life with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, April 2, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley.

Condolences for Colton Alan Dwight

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From Rico M:
Hey Colton, I met you back in Milgard and even though we didn’t have a bunch of memories, you always made work a very fun place to be at. I wish we got to hang out more often.. rest easy my man.
From Lois F.:
Anitta, Shawna, Clyde & family, may God lift you and comfort you at this difficult time of loss. Remember watching Colton grow up in the early years. Such a good heart, and lots of smiles. Many prayers and love for you!
From Ethan Goffinet:
my condolences, I worked with Colten he was a good worker and great to talk to. he will be missed.
From Barbara Thornton:
Shawna and Tracy, Sending my prayers and hugs for your family
From Alyssa Thompson :
My deepest condolences. I knew you for a short time but always enjoyed your happy go-lucky spirit always positive attitude no matter how early it was in the morning. You will truly be missed. Fly high with your cat, Pomerelle won't be the same without you buddy.
From Maria Soto:
We are going to miss you mijo . fly high I know you are smiling down on us allways had that way to cheer people up
From Mark Soto:
I'm just so sorry for everything he will and always be the best and most amazing person I've ever met and I'm just so thankful that I was able to meet him and spend good memories that I will never forget and just hold dear to me I know he'll find his way from here ill miss you coltan and you'll always be in our hearts
From Marcus Schorzman:
Colton, you were always a big personality. A big laugh, and a big smile that filled a room. I remember, when were were about 13 and had an air-soft war, after it all died down and there were middle-schoolers sleeping all over my living room. The most prominent memory is you, bringing blankets to all of the sleeping kids, who didn’t have one, and then bringing bath towels when you ran out of blankets. A big heart, a big smile, and a laugh that filled the volume of the space it was in.
From Melissa Phillips:
So very sorry for your loss. Loves, hugs, and prayers
From DeAnna Woodhouse:
Always smiling no matter the circumstance. Great coworker
From Krissy:
My deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time
Colton was one of a kind!! He will truly be missed. We used to work together back in Washington and he was like my "work son", I took him under my wing and showed him the ropes of our job at that time.
His laughter and smile would always brighten up any room or situation. And thats how I'll always remember him His big heart and smile.
Miss you already Colton
May you rest in peace
From Maycee Rasmussen:
I'm sorry for your loss. I grew up along side Colton and even though he was struggling within he always had a smile on his face and made everyone laugh around him.
From Emmie Wright :
Colton you were such a good hearted and sweet person. I am grateful to have known you and I will always admire the way you treated everyone with kindness and your love for adventure. We will miss your bright smile and the way you always made everyone laugh. You were such an amazing person and I am praying for peace and comfort for your family and all those who knew you. Rest In Peace Colton you are deeply loved and missed.
From Ethan Wright:
Colton you were my first friend when I moved to Idaho. You made a rough transition in my life much more bearable. I’m so grateful for our friendship man we grew up together. I couldn’t ask for a better friend or guardian angel. I’m really gonna miss you, much love.
From Jeff Douglas :
Sorry for your loss Clyde. If he was anything like you. He was a pretty good person
From Angelica M:
He was an amazing co-worker for the time I knew him, always a smile on his face. R.I.P Colton D. And prayers to the family at this time.
From Cindy and Leroy:
Shawna and John, so very sorry for your loss, we are thinking of all of you
From Ana Dominguez:
Sorry for your loss
From Felecia:
My heart breaks Colton I love and miss you everyday! You have been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember and I cannot believe you are gone, I love you so much sweetheart! Fly high!
From Thomas Pike:
Such a great kid, always had a smile on he’s face and could make anyone laugh without even trying! So sorry for your loss!
From Karina E Stelck:
I can’t believe this happen! Love getting to know you and getting close after our backpacking trip! Miss you!
From Sarah:
What a beautiful, kind and adventurous soul lost. Colton made a positive impression on everyone lucky enough to meet him. He will be missed.
From Connie Mitchell:
Shauna, John, & boys, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I will pray for gods abounding grace to comfort you and help heal your broken hearts.
From Angelo R Trevino :
I can't believe this brother, we grew up together with chach and we had alot of great times.. I'll always miss you
From McKenna Hitt:
We really didn’t hang out much but I love you like a brother. Thank you for being such an amazing person in my life. Raise some hell up there with Danny boy We will definitely miss your beautiful soul.
From Frank J.:
Clyde, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could make the hurt go away. If there is anything you need, please let me know.
From Frank J.:
Clyde, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could make the hurt go away. If there is anything you need, please let me know.
From Anne :
I am so sorry for your loss of this sweet funny young man.
From brandon mclaws:
you were my brother man you helped me become the man i am today i’ll always miss you and love you bro
From Charleen Morgan:
I don’t know what I’m going to do without my sweet, caring, funny, adventurous best friend. He was the most reliable person I know.. I still believe he just ran away to the mountains to be a mountain man.. this can’t be real.

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