Calhoun memorial set for Monday |

Calhoun memorial set for Monday

Daily Staff Report
Special to the DailyNick Calhoun

Born in Denver, Nick arrived in Vail with his parents in 1986. Friends said he left an indelible impression on nearly everyone he met. From the early days as the mascot of the Vail Daily, for which both his parents worked, to the Eagle County Humane Society, for which he volunteered his time to help homeless animals, he is remembered as the kid with the big smile and gift of gab, friends and family said. His heart was huge, and when they needed him he was there to take charge, they said.

By all accounts, traveling and collecting snakes and other reptiles were Nick’s passions. He was an accomplished skier and snowboarder, too, and excelled at baseball and soccer. Nick also loved to go to concerts, where he’d talk his way up to the front row and be the last one to leave.

Nick attended schools in Vail, Edwards, Eagle and Aspen.

A valued employee of Eagle Valley Glass, Nick looked forward to college where he wanted to study venomology and writing, family members said.

Nick is survived his father, John, mother, Vicky and 11-year-old sister, Brooke.

As per Nick’s request, his body will be cremated and his ashes spread over the Everglades National Park in Florida.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Monday at the Brush Creek Pavilion at Eagle Ranch in Eagle.

Memorial contributions may be made in Nick’s name to the Eagle Valley Humane Society.

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