Robert Cole Inouye, passed on Friday June 18, 2010, at the all too young age of 23. He was joined in death by his sister, Tiffanee Anderson. Their passing was a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
He was born on July 11, 1986, in Twin Falls, Idaho. He graduated from Eldorado High School in 2004, where he played baseball.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carla Phillips of Portland, Oregon, and grandfather, John Winston Copeland of Burlington, North Carolina. Cole is survived by his parents, Stacy and Melodee Anderson, and brother, Chase Tyler Anderson of Las Vegas, Nevada, and parents, John Winston and Chris Inouye, and brothers, John, Jacob and James Inouye of Burley. He also leaves his grandparents, Norman and LaJune Dayley, of Albion, Janet and Max Ableidinger, and David and Gail Anderson all of Declo, and Mits and Millie Inouye of Twin Falls. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved him dearly.
Cole loved life. His contagious smile could light up even the darkest room. All who met him were energized and could feel of his enthusiasm for life. One of Cole’s greatest attributes was his kind heart and ability to empathize with others. Cole lived life 110% never doing things half way. He loved the young and old alike and felt comfortable with all. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing and snowboarding. He spent a season sharing that passion as a snowboarding instructor in Idaho. His intensity was not just present in his pursuit of work and activities, but also in the giving and sharing of his love for his family. His brothers, sister and family never doubted his love for them. His loss will be felt deeply by all, but his smile will be with us forever.
The visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 22, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Tule Springs LDS Church, 7500 Tule Springs Rd., in Las Vegas. The funeral will follow on Wednesday, June 23, at 10:00 a.m., also at the Tule Springs LDS Church.