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Caleb Alan James Gordley "Prince George" 9/6/1996 - 3/17/2013

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Caleb is my first born and only son. He was tragically killed by my neighbor (2 houses away) after he accidentally entered his home thinking it was mine. We only lived in the neighborhood for nine months at the time of the event.

Caleb was a three-sports athlete at Park View High School in Sterling. He played varsity baseball, basketball, and football. He was a fantastic athlete and loved the same sports teams that I did. If there was one thing that bonded us, it was the love of those teams. There is now a huge void in my life because no one else within 500 miles of me loves those teams like I do.

Caleb was also an amazingly talented - and self-taught - musician. He wrote all of his own lyrics and recorded all of his songs in my house with minimal equipment. Many of his songs can by found here: http://www.soundcloud.com/carsonpman9. His Youtube page has a few videos as well: http://www.youtube.com/user/Ducksayquack8/videos?view=0&flow=grid. I feel very fortunate that I am able to see and hear his voice every day.

Caleb was loved by his friends, adored by his family members, and respected by the Sterling Park Community. The outpouring of support that we received from the community at the time of his passing was overwhelming. Every young lady that I talked to described Caleb as very respectful and honorable. Every coach praised his passion and work ethic. Every teacher and parent shared how polite his was. His presence was electric.

I know that every child is special in his or her own way, and I am very bias, by Caleb was that one in a million. He accomplished more in his 16 years that I ever could in my lifetime. He touched more lives that I have through my 39 years. He was never in trouble at school. He made one mistake and it was the ultimate mistake.

Here are a few links that I would love to share with you:

Caleb's Life Celebration (with his music): http://youtu.be/ljDoOWIxF5U

Caleb's Sports Remembrance (with his music): http://youtu.be/rnl20d4ZWWY

Caleb's Scholarship Fund: http://www.gofundme.com/2if7qs

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