This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Nicholas Cross, who was born in Ft. Collins, Colorado on April 5, 1988 and passed away on January 20, 2008 at the age of 19. We will think of him, love him and remember him forever.
Nick is survived by his parents David (and Brandi) Cross of Loveland and Connie (and Mark) Edwards of Broomfield; sisters Alyssa McMillan of Broomfield, Kiersi Cross and Maryah Cross, both of Loveland; grandparents, Ben and Dorothy Cross of Berthoud, Glen and Edie Kerschner of Fairplay. Also surviving are Great-Grandparents Stella Cross of Loveland, Donalea Mertens of Loveland, and Loren Kerschner of Sterling; aunts and uncles Dennis Cross of Loveland, Daren & Amy Cross of Greeley, Jim & Cindy Jensen of Thornton, Stacey Kerschner of Thornton and numerous other relatives and friends. Also surviving are step-Grandparents Roberta Edwards and Felix & Cindy Isaacs. Preceded in death by Great-Grandparents Benny Cross, Jess & Viola Broyles, Selma Kerschner, Clem Mertens, and Bruce Edwards.
God sent our angel from heaven on April 5, 1988 to Connie Edwards (Kerschner) and David Cross. He weighed 10 pounds, 4 ½ ounces. He was born in Ft. Collins, Colorado, but lived with his mom and dad in Loveland, Colorado until his parents divorced in 1990. Then he lived with his mom in Longmont, Colorado, but frequently visited his dad, who still lives in Loveland.
By age 2, Nick had his first guitar. It was a little green, plastic guitar and he would “jam” on it while watching MTV music videos. His love for guitars and music just grew from there.
When Nick was 4, his dad got remarried to Brandi, and his mom got remarried to Clay McMillan. Nick’s family was beginning to grow (on both sides). Soon after, he had 3 half sisters (Alyssa, Kiersi and Maryah).
By the time Nick was in elementary school, he was playing baseball and football, and loving both sports. When Mark (his mom’s current husband) first met Nick, it was apparent that he had an appetite that was growing faster than Nick was. There was never enough food in the house.
Nick was very opinionated and sometimes down right argumentative. It was often suggested to Nick that he should become a litigation attorney.
By the time Nick was in his early teen years, his love for music and guitars had grown, and thanks to Grandpa Cross, so had his guitar collection. They were no longer plastic. Also at this time, he was learning about tools while working on the cabin with Grandpa Kerschner. He was also developing a love for drawing, skateboarding, dirt bikes, and bowling.
Nick attended both Loveland and Legacy High Schools, graduating from Legacy High School in Broomfield in 2006. Nick was a natural academic, not that he got terrific grades all the time, but he loved to learn and found school generally easy. He received full graduation credits by the middle of his senior year. After high school graduation, even though he was going through some rough times in the “real world”, he still had a strong desire to pursue a higher education and enrolled at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He was at his home in Greeley when God called his name on January 20, 2008.
Nick touched so many lives in the short time he was here on this earth. He was an intelligent young man with a big heart, a big smile and a big circle of friends and family. It is no wonder that God wanted him back in his garden. Nick had to be feeling a pain that was so foreign to him that he couldn’t find the words or a way to reach out to the people he knew loved him so very much. We believe that if he had been able to think more clearly he would have never intentionally hurt his family or himself.
There isn't a day that passes that Nick is not thought about or missed. Most every day we shed the tears of sorrow. But we do have those days where we can look into the heavens and realize that our lives are different, because we were touched by Nick and his love.
As a comfort to Nick's family, please light a memorial candle on this site and click on the "Tributes and Condolences" tab above to share your stories and memories. You may also add photos if you wish on the "Photo album" tab above.
“Love what you have, and remember what you have lost.”
If Tears Could Build A Stairway If tears could build a stairway And memories were a lane We would walk right up to Heaven And bring you back again
No farewell words were spoken No time to say goodbye You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why
Our hearts still ache in sadness And secret tears still flow What it meant to lose you No on will ever know
But know we know you want us To mourn for you no more To remember all the happy times Life still has much in store
Since you’ll never be forgotten We pledge to you today A hallowed place within our hearts Is where you’ll always stay.
My tribut to Nick and everyone who loves and misse / Brandi Cross (Step Mom )
One Year 2009 One year standing still in a daze while the world races by moving so quickly that we can’t keep pace. Valentine’s Day next is Easter then April you would have been twenty we released the balloons and watched them fly away th...
I miss you Nick! / Alyssa (Sister)
Nick and I were really close. He would always drive me everywhere and he got me into a lot of trouble (: But even through all of that, I knew there was no other brother in the world like him. He was the greatest. A great brother, friend and jus...
my sympathy / Michael Magee
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Looking at the pictures he looked like he was a great person. It was nice to see you again David at berthoud days.
With Love / Jeffrey Blair (Best Friend )
Nick was always my "go-to" guy. Whether we were in Broomfield or Greeley we were constantly together. His loss still affects me every day in greeley, I don't use 10th Ave. anymore. But I thank Nick for introducing me to everyone I got to kn...
Thinking of you / Daren Cross (Uncle)
To all of us that cared for Nick, let it be known he is not forgotten, that we miss very much, and he is in my thoughts everyday snd always will be. I miss him very much, but I thank God for the time I was able to spend with him. Love Always, U...