Ethan Cody Bleu Saltar, 12/15/1993-09/19/2010
There is so much you can say about our boy, I am not sure where to start. Ethan had Heart surgery @ 9 months of age to correct a coarctation of the aorta. He was never a sickly baby even before or after his surgery. He was always hard worker and quick to help anyone who needed it. Like any teenage if it was Mom or Dad it took a little nagging. Ethan played football from 2nd grade until 10th grade. He loved the sport and was told if he stuck with it his coaches thought he could go pro when he was older. He was a good kid that Loved Jesus, his family animals, mountain, music, sports, wrestling, track, crosses, Aspen trees and Columbine flowers. Ethan is survived by his Father Steve, Mother Leanne , Sister Ruby Jo,2 nephews Zane and Elijah that he was helping to raise and Grandparents, Aunts, cousins and second and third cousins.
For some reason in the early morning hours of September 19th 2010, instead of calling me his Mom for a ride home Ethan chose to ride with his Best friend 17 yrs old and his girlfriend 22 yrs old. All of them had been drinking heavily that night and the 22 year old told her boyfriend she was to drunk to drive and gave him the keys. Well, to make a long story short the 17 year old decided to weave the stearing wheel back and forth while driving a Ford Explorer at a higher rate of speed over some railroad tracks and rolled the vehicle. Ethan who was in the back seat and for some reason was not wearing a seatbelt like he normally did was ejected. Ethan died in Emergency surgery at 3:40 AM on the morning of the 19 of September, I was not notified of his death or the accident until 5:30 AM that morning. I have pasted links to his memorial web page that is in progress and also his face book page. My goal is to end drinking and driving by anyone but especially by teenagers as I would not wish this tragedy on anyone. So please ALWAYS wear your seatbelt and NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE or ride with someone that is drunk.
The 16 year old in this article is my son Ethan:
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