Kurryn Eliza Kolar

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Our daughter, Kurryn Eliza Kolar, was unexpectedly taken from this world on December 14, 2020, after sustaining fatal injuries from a car accident. She was only 17 years old and a junior at South Kitsap High School.

Kurryn was born on June 18, 2003 in Texas, where she grew up with her cousins, Stryker and Torrance, who were like her brother and sister. They meant the world to her, and she learned so much from them. Early on, Kurryn discovered a love of reading books like fantasy novels, playing video games like Dance Central and being outdoors, exploring and hiking. For as long as we can remember, Kurryn was captivated by the natural world – always watching documentaries, learning, drawing, and reading about different species of animals.

When Kurryn was older, our family moved to Montana. Kurryn quickly got involved in different sports at school, showing interest in volleyball and eventually joining the varsity team. Kurryn was also an accomplished singer thanks in part to her grandma, Beverly Kolar. Kurryn soon became the voice heard singing the National Anthem before almost every Denton-Geyser-Stanford home game.

After three years in Montana, we moved to Port Orchard, in Washington State, and Kurryn quickly made friends around the community and school. She was active in choir, track and JROTC. Her plan after high school was to enlist in the military as either a nurse or military police officer. Kurryn thrived at South Kitsap High School. She made the honor roll, established positive relationships with her teachers and coaches, and maintained many friendships. Kurryn was very much a doting big sister, always taking photos with her little sisters, putting makeup on her five-year-old sister, Aspen, and learning how to do physical therapy exercises with her two-year-old sister, Rowan, who has a rare form of neuromuscular disease.

Kurryn’s lively energy and bubbly personality were the hallmarks of who she was in life, and she will always be remembered as someone who would go above and beyond to make her friends and family smile and feel better.

The outpouring of support we have received from Kurryn’s friends and peers have been overwhelming, as so many who knew her were deeply saddened and shocked by the news of her passing. She was our silly, sweet, sassy, beautiful redhead. We love her so much and will miss her dearly.

Kurryn is survived by her mother and father, Jillian and Ben Kolar; her sisters Aspen and Rowan Kolar; her grandparents Jerome and Beverly Kolar; her Nonnie Pamela Kim Crawford; her great aunt Mitzi Kolar; her aunt Melissa Crawford; her aunt and uncle Tammi and Darrel Council; her aunt and uncle Ashley and Jerek Wolcott; her cousins, Stryker, Rhett, Torrance Crawford; Drake and Star Council; and Calvin and Holland Wolcott.

We would like to thank everyone who reached out in support of our family during this difficult time. Kurryn was laid to rest in a small private service in Montana on December 29, 2020, and was buried in a special place on the Kolar Ranch.