Courtney Alan Phelps 10/14/1982 to 6/27/2008
by Heidi Lutey
(Anaconda, Montana, USA)
This is a memorial to a beloved son who passed too young. He was just 25 when he died. Never married with no kids. He was forced to come home after being beaten by the police and suffering brain damage. After 2 years of misery, he drowned in our whirlpool tub while having one of his many seizures.
Courtney was a gentle soul. He was always concerned with the underdog and came to their aid many times. He stood 6' tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was a very good looking man. Had lots of girlfriends but preferred to be with one long term. When he got hurt, he had to quit college and his job and move home. He just couldn't function in the real world. He became belligerent and angry and short tempered after the injury.We all tried to understand but sometimes it was hard.
Courtney was really good at football and played basketball in high school. He had many friends. I didn't realize how many until the funeral. He was learning how to operate heavy equipment and helped a friend of his put out a CD of music.He was also good at fixing new, nice meals for us.
He never left the house without giving me a hug and telling me he loved me. I miss that so much. He would just surround me with his arms and squeeze.
The last 2 years of his life were miserable and his future bleak but we would have dealt with it. I loved him with all my heart at all times. He got cheated. We got cheated. I know he is in a better place but I want him with ME. Good or bad. I will love him forever and miss him forever.
I would love for people to write their memories and thoughts about Courtney on this site. It would be reassuring to me. So....I encourage anyone who knew and loved him to tell their stories of time with him.
A Sad Mom