Korson Tyler Coulter passed away at the age of 22 on the morning of Jan. 18, 2021, in a vehicle accident. He was just under 2 months shy of his 23rd birthday.
Korson moved to Weaverville with his family when he was 6 years old and graduated from his family’s home school, “Arrows of Hope Academy,” in 2016. He was a people person who loved his family and was a hard worker who liked to try new things and pursue excellence. Once he started something, he always wanted to improve and achieve more and more.
He was in 4-H for six years. He competed in showmanship and market competitions with turkeys, rabbits and goats. When goats were introduced to the Trinity County Fair, he raised the first Grand Champion goat. He was very diligent to develop excellent diet and training regimens for his animals and they always scored very well in the market competitions. He loved learning from others and helping others practice for the showmanship competitions. He was the first to win the top showman award in both the small and large animal Round Robin competition in the same year. He served as president of two different 4-H groups and as the vice president of the 4-H Council. He competed with presentations as well. He earned the right to compete at the state level presentations at UC Davis, winning gold with a speech about the Medal of Honor.
After graduation he entered the workforce at Trinity Lumber and Building Supply. In October of 2017 he joined Trinity County as a road worker in Hayfork, eventually transferring to the Weaverville crew. He worked hard and learned a lot. He served as the safety representative for the Weaverville Yard. At 21 he acquired his class A license and was steadily growing in his skills and experience in his position.
His family moved to Redding in 2019 but he stayed in Trinity County, getting his own apartment. He loved Trinity County and may never have left.
He also served for four years with Trinity County Search and Rescue where he helped on several missions, including mutual aid missions out of county. He loved this and I remember his deep joy after his first mutual aid mission in Humboldt County. It was tough going, mostly crawling on their bellies under bushes in the mud. But the two girls were found, and the satisfaction he felt at having been involved in something so important and meaningful was obvious.
Korson loved hiking, trucks, his dog April, disc golf and spending time with friends and family. His smile was easy, his eyes honest, and his heart was big. At our family dinners we will now have to find someone to step up and grill a proper tri-tip, but most of all, we will just miss YOU.
He is survived by his parents Michael and Donna Coulter; sisters Abriana and Jenay Coulter; mamaw Sharon Coulter; grandma Margo Duffy; five aunts, two uncles, many cousins and his Australian Shepherd April.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Trinity Alps Performing Art Center, 101 Arbuckle Court in Weaverville. In lieu of flowers contributions could be made to either of the following:
► Trinity County 4-H Council Korson Coulter Memorial at 1851 Hartnell Ave., Redding, CA 96002;
► Trinity County Search and Rescue Team, P.O. Box 1228, Weaverville, CA 96093.
We are so proud of you Korson, and we will continue to love you with all our hearts until the day we join you in heaven.