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SCOBEY — Colton Earl Canfield was born Aug. 3, 1992, and passed away unexpectedly March 8, 2013, at his home in Scobey, Mont. He was the youngest of four children born to Vicki Jo-Fouhy Canfield and Dana Sherman Canfield. Although Colton lived most of his life in the Billings area, he often spent time with his grandparents in Scobey, and had lived the early years of his life on the family farm.

Colton's artistic talents developed early; he excelled at all mediums. He loved to read and frequented the local library. He was an intelligent and powerful writer; his poems were moving and showed thoughtfulness and depth. He was a determined researcher when an idea caught his imagination, spending hours at the computer until he was nearly an expert on whatever topic he was currently fascinated with.

Colton could find the good or humor in every situation. No one was a stranger, just a new acquaintance; he enjoyed visiting and hanging out with family and friends. He was compassionate and kind to animals. He made sure his favorite dogs, Baxter and Barkley, got lots of treats and the bird and squirrel feeders were kept full.

Colton wanted a career in health care, he was excited to be starting CNA classes. He was also looking forward to becoming an uncle in a few weeks.

Family who greatly miss Colton are his mother, Vicki Jo Fouhy-Canfield; sisters Jessica Lou (Tom) Staley of Dahlgren, Va., Trisha Lynn Canfield, 27, of Billings, Mont., Abigail Jo Canfield of Bozeman, Mont.; his grandfather Laurence Joseph Fouhy of Scobey; and his aunts Mary Kay (Vance) Thurston of Bozeman and Laura (Wade) Krauth of Wolf Point, Mont. Many friends, some lifelong, from his school years in Billings and extended family have expressed their sadness at Colton's passing.

He was preceded in death by his Grandmother Nellie Lou Trotter Fouhy, Uncle Raymond Lee Fouhy, Great-uncle Charles Raymond Fouhy and Grandmother Elsie Isadora Canfield Jordan.

Colton, you are loved by many and missed by all.

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