Stephan Michael Martel, 25, tragically passed away on March 9. He was born on July 23, 1993 in Red Bluff, Calif.

He moved to Arizona with his parents at age four, so he lived in the desert for most of his young life. He was the most outgoing man. He knew how to make everyone feel like his friend. He moved to Colorado with his friends and roommates Alaina, Parker, Kat and Wyatt two years ago to have adventures. He loved the outdoors.

He was taken much too young. He will be forever missed by his family Michelle Martel (mother), Anthony Martel (father) and Brent Martel (brother).

A celebration of Stephan’s life will be held today, March 14, at Tully’s in Crested Butte South from 6 p.m. until midnight. There will be music, food and a cash bar. A hat will be passed to collect funds to support Stephan’s family and the memorial expenses. If you can’t make it but would like to contribute, visit gofundme.com and search “Martel.” If unable to attend, please e-mail any photos or condolences you would like to share to tullyscbsouth@gmail.com.