Oct. 9, 1991 - Sep. 5, 2014
Colten John Kingman, 22-year-old son of Paige and Bob Kingman of Newcastle, CA passed away suddenly the morning of Sept. 5, 2014. Colten was born Oct. 9, 1991 in South Lake Tahoe, California. He attended Scarselli Elementary School in Gardnerville, NV and middle school in South Lake Tahoe, CA. He was a straight-A student while attending Silver State High School in Carson City, NV. He spent his adult years living in various communities in Placer County, CA and regularly attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lincoln, CA. He had a passion for natural hot springs and seeking out waterfalls in the wilderness. He traveled with his parents to the Caribbean and learned to sail and kayak. The family also enjoyed floating the Green River in Utah and made trips to Hawaii where he made many memories with his childhood friend, Kaisha Martinez of Gardnerville, NV. He loved traveling in Mexico where he convinced his grandmother to attend an all-Spanish mass, even though they didn’t speak the language. In 2010 he and his maternal grandmother completed an adventure camping their way to Vancouver, British Columbia and Victoria Island and back, seeking out natural hot springs to explore on the way. In 2013 they made a similar excursion to Yellowstone National Park. From the time he was two years of age he had a love for learning that culminated in passions for a wide array of subject matters that included: vacuum cleaners, wild cats, islands, astronomy, locks and keys, high performance and old cars, coins, beanie babies, herbs, and alternative medicines. He loved music and was a natural musician, enjoying both acoustic and electric guitars. Colten forged wonderful friendships with people of all ages and found something to value and love in everyone he met. He is survived by his parents, Bob and Paige Kingman and his sister Cambria, of Newcastle, CA; great-grandmother, Grace Davenport of Palm Springs, CA: maternal grandparents, Larry and Gail Davenport of Lincoln, CA; paternal grandparents, Bill Kingman of Lake Tahoe, NV and Vickie Kingman of Gardnerville, NV; and an abundance of aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as his special companion, John Naylor of Citrus Heights, CA and his beloved little dog, Buddy. A Rosary will be said in Colten’s honor at 7 PM on the evening of Monday, Sept. 15 and a mass for the Celebration of Life will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 280 Oak Tree Lane in Lincoln, CA. A reception will follow the mass with directions available at the church. It was always Colten’s wish that attendees dress in lively, happy colors to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) or St. Vincent de Paul Society.