David Quenon, 2006-2009, of Eagle
David Alexander Quenon, beloved two-year-old son of Patrick and Michelle Quenon and adored baby brother of Chris and James, died peacefully at his home in Eagle, Colorado on Friday morning.
When David was born Aug. 17, 2006, he was a beautiful, healthy, bouncing, yelling, baby boy. But the next day he tragically suffered an infant stroke resulting in severe brain injury with little hope of recovery.
David spent the first four months of his life in the neo-natal intensive care unit at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, but by December, 2006 he was able to be brought home to be cared for by his loving family and the wonderfully supportive home health care and medical personnel community of Eagle County, especially Dr. Drew Werner and nurse Jane Brandes.
In addition to his parents and brothers James, of Eagle, and Chris Walega, of Laramie, Wyo., David is survived by his grandparents, J. Max and Arlene Quenon, of Eagle, Kenneth Craven, of Palisade, Colo., and Linda Craven of Laramie, Wyo.; aunts Kay Quenon McCarty, of Eagle, Janet Quenon Holt (Paul), of Austin Texas, Tammy Jones (Matt), of Palisade, Colo., and Debbie Cook (Gary), of Chandler, Ariz.; uncles John Craven (Cheraun), of Columbus Ohio, Max E. Quenon, of Spring, Texas, Charles Quenon (Janice) of Buena Vista C, Colo., Sam Quenon (Diane), of Ocean View, Hawaii, and Dan Quenon (Kim), of Peoria Ariz.’ and many, many cousins who are going to dearly miss the littlest cousin of all.
Despite his short life, David profoundly affected all who knew and loved him. He was a special gift that blessed their lives in unique and enriching ways. David’s brothers, Chris and James said, “Our brother David was the strongest and bravest person we ever knew.”
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service for David at the Eagle Valley Methodist Church at 4th and Howard, Pastor Sid, officiating at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions will be forwarded to the Ronald MacDonald House in Denver.