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Memorial Inscriptions

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.
Strasburg 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.
IAABO 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 DurfeyKendall Carlton Durfey 
Television/Radio Engineer 
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 FahlstromBjorn 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. 
All our love, Viola, Sten and Jacqueline

Nathan FlemingNathan 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. 
We love you. Sarah, Drue, Mom and Dad


William HancockWilliam 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 LawsonDaniel 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 LuinstraBrian Wayne Luinstra 
Athletic Trainer 
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 MillsDenver 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.


Pat NoyesPat Noyes 
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 TeeginsWilliam 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 WeibergJared Grant Weiberg 
Student Assistant 
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:


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