The Colorado memorial will contain the following inscriptions acknowledging the invaluable role of OSU friends and supporters who were early responders to the tragedy.
|Commanche Livestock Company||Sincere thanks to the Comanche Livestock Company who donated the land and and trees for the Oklahoma State University’s Colorado Memorial Site.We also wish to recognize the Haerther, Losh and Huffman families for their aid and assistance in preparing this lasting memorial.|
Sincere thanks to the members of the Bennett, Byers, and Strasburg
Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Departments and the Adams
County Sheriff’s Office who
donated the bench for the
Oklahoma State University’s
Colorado Memorial Site.
Sincere thanks to the International
Association of Approved Basketball Officials and the University of Colorado Athletic Department who donated the fence surrounding and protecting the Oklahoma State University’s Colorado Memorial
|The following photos and inscriptions will honor the ten members of the OSU family who lost their lives in the January 27, 2001 plane crash.|
Kendall Carlton Durfey
August 1, 1962
A wonderful Son, Brother, Husband, Father and Friend. Kendall bound us together with care, affection and generosity. His humor, talent and intelligence will always linger with us. Thank you Kendall.
Bjorn Gunnar Fahlstrom
Corporate Aviation Pilot
February 13, 1970
Loving Son, Fiance` and Friend remembered for his endearing smile, ambition and vitality. A commercial pilot, educated in Sweden and USA. Bjorn, you are forever in our hearts and memories.
Nathan Zane Fleming
September 11, 1980
Loving Son, Brother, Friend. Joy to God and all who knew him. Leader, encourager, lover of life. All Big 12 Scholar/Athlete. Nate put God first, others second, himself third.
William Ransom Hancock III
Media Relations Coordinator
April 6, 1969
Will was brilliant, generous, kind, genuine; a musician, humorist and wordsmith. His warm smile touched everyone. He left Andie and us all too soon, but we’ll meet in Heaven someday.
Daniel Paul Lawson, Jr.
July 28, 1979
Danny, your Presence will always be felt. God gave you to us for twenty-one precious years. We thank Him. Our Son, Brother, Grandson, Cousin, Uncle and Nephew. You are greatly missed. Your loving family
Brian Wayne Luinstra
July 26, 1971
Beloved Son, Loving Brother, Devoted Husband, Nurturing Father. Born with a caring nature, sense of humor. Blessed with honorable character, principles, integrity. Memories of you fill our hearts with love.
Denver Ray Mills
CPA by Profession, Pilot by Passion
January 31, 1945
Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and Friend. We celebrate your life and the legacy you left of unconditional love, dedication and generosity.You are and always will be our hero.
Director of Basketball Operations
July 11, 1973
Our Beloved Pat. You touched so many lives in a short time. Your presence made Oklahoma State a better place. We’re proud you are our son! Love, Mom and Dad
William B. Tietgens (Teegins)
Loved by Many
July 26, 1952
Voice of the OSU Cowboys, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Famer, eight time Sportscaster of the Year. His family, friends and fans will always remember. . ”He shoots, he scores, heee’s fouled!”
Jared Grant Weiberg
March 9, 1978
Jared is a beloved son, brother, and friend who placed others before himself, gave help to those in need, lived passionately and hugged affectionately, loved his family unconditionally. We love you.
|Following is the dedicatory inscription for the Colorado monument:|
“WE WILL REMEMBER”
This memorial is dedicated in memory of the Ten
loved ones and friends of Oklahoma State University
who perished in an airplane crash at approximately
5:37 p.m. on January 27, 2001
1,032 feet west of this location.
Dedicated August 25, 2001