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

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Dec 15, 2012
miss my friend
by: Aaron Gransbery

i miss court a lot! i think about him all the time and wish he was here to share this world. he was like a brother to me. i remember playing little league with court as well as living the college dream, many great memories. i ask for strength from him a lot and i know that he helps whenever he can.

May 20, 2012
Still miss him
by: Courtney's Mom

Been almost 4 years now and I have to say that I cry almost every day. I think of my son every day but some days are so hard. Gosh....I miss him. I miss his hugs. I miss him telling me that he loves me.I miss talking to him. I miss his smell and his smile. Will this total grief ever ease?
I miss you, Court. I hope you know that and hear my tearful prayers. Hope to see you soon, my dear son.

May 09, 2012
by: Tim

I wish I could of been there for you.

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