Cody Jacob Brickell
Cody Jacob Brickell of Glenwood Springs died Saturday, July 19, 2003, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 18.He was born Feb. 6, 1985, in Glenwood Springs to Lynette Goode and Guy Brickell.Cody was a lifelong resident of Glenwood Springs and a 2003 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, where he was a straight-A student.He was a four-year member of GSHS Student Council, serving as freshman and sophomore class president, student body treasurer, and in his senior year, student body president.He was a member of Key Club, the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the District Accountability Committee, CHAMPS and the School Climate Committee. Cody sang with the varsity and concert choirs.Sports were a big part of his life. Cody lettered in football and wrestling and served as a team captain in both sports. He was a state qualifier in track and played basketball in his freshman year, when the Demons were league champs.Cody volunteered as a coach for middle school wrestlers and Special Olympics. He helped organize the GSHS Great Ideas Seminar and Big Idea Day. He also participated in work on the downtown pedestrian mall, O’Leary Park, the elementary school carnival, teacher appreciation week, annual service day and school assemblies.Cody was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, where he was an altar server and participated in confirmation and CCD service.During his high school years, Cody received many awards, including the State Farm MVP Award, Alpine Bank student of the month, Athlete of the Week, Student of the Week, OWL Award, Outstanding Freshman, Sophomore and Junior, Citizen of the Year, Choir Student of the Year, Colorado Service Learning Youth Ambassador, Principal’s Choice Leadership Award and the Zimmer Award.He was planning to attend St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., to study medicine, and was awarded several scholarships.Cody was a hard worker, and was employed in the summers for the past three years as a concrete laborer for Becvarik Bros. Concrete. He also worked as a construction framer for B & B Investments, at the Exclusive Gym, and as an equipment operator.Cody was preceded in death by his grandfather, William John Brickell.He is survived by his parents, Guy and Lynette Brickell of Glenwood Springs; by sisters Carrie Brickell and Tiffany Brickell, also of Glenwood Springs; by grandparents Otis and Betty Goode of Arvada and Brenda Nell Brickell of Colorado Springs; and by many aunts, uncles and cousins.A Rosary service will be held tonight, Tuesday, July 22, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1010 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road, with the Rev. Cliff McMillan officiating.Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Memorial contributions may be made to the Brickell family at any Alpine Bank.
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