ALAMOSA, CO- Landon Lee Costin, 25, a beekeeper, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 tragically in Gunnison, Colorado. Leaving us empty and heartbroken.      

     Memorial services will be Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Malta High School Old gym.

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     Landon Lee Costin, was born to Coleen (Albus) and David Costin on July 18, 1993, in Wolf Point, Montana. What a joy it was to welcome him!

     Landon was raised NW of Saco on the family ranch and attended Saco Schools for a number of years before transferring to Malta Schools, where he graduated with the class of 2012.

     He was a happy smiling boy with a fascination for drumming, train sets, toy tractors and farm equipment in those young years.

     Landon was a gifted drummer. At three years old he would sit with the Saco Pep Band and play a triangle or beat on a bass drum.  At home he used pots, pans, tubs, and a cracked cymbal to practice on.  By second grade, he was playing with the Saco High school pep band.  When he received a real drum set for Christmas one year he was the happiest boy ever.  He practiced every day after school and his

younger brother Ben learned to sleep through it. Landon continued with his music under Mr. Engebretson in Malta.  He played in the Drum line, Jazz Band, Pep Band, and his favorite, Jazz Combo.

     Landon was an accomplished slalom skier and many happy summers were spent as a family in the boat on Nelson Reservoir skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing.

     After high school graduation, Landon spent some time in Bozeman at MSU but realized his passion lay in the beekeeping business. With this focus in his life, he was doing his heart’s calling.  He had truly achieved his goal in this lifetime, he was buying his very own bee operation. We were so proud of him for being persistent and not giving up on pursuing his dream.

     He was preceded in death by his older brother Spencer David, grandfather Jerry Albus, and his paternal and maternal great grandparents. Survivors include his parents, Coleen and David, brothers Jeremy, Nate and Ben, Aunt Liane Albus, Uncles Aaron (Kirsten) Albus. Tim (Suzi) Costin and Steven (Brandi) Costin, cousins Quinn, Clay ,Finley, Shelbi and Eli Costin, Brady and Chase Albus., Grandparents Leroy and Marianne Costin, Martina Tafolla, and  a host of lifelong friends.

     He was a friend to everyone and will be missed.


Guest Book

From  Jack Gerrard

I am a friend of martina tafolla, I did not personally meet him but after talking to family and reading
the obituary, I acquired a feeling of closeness.   Family is in my thoughts and prayers.   
Thanks for your help greg, hope you don't have to destroy anymore electronics.   Jack       

From: Kris Majerus

David and family I’m so sorry to hear about your son. Words can not take away your sorrow but know that I am thinking of you. You are in my prayers. Your cousin Kris

From: Dawn Wilson

Dave and Colleen;
We are so very sorry for the loss of your son. Our hearts are broken for you and with you. There are no words that anyone can say to ease your pain but knowing that people care, makes a difference, somehow. Logan’s Service was at the Old Gym on the 29th of October. Who would have thought that 8 years ago we would be sharing such a horrific event. We will continue to lift your family up in prayer. Jerry and Dawn Wilson

From: Patti Webb

To Landon's family, I am so very sorry. Words cannot express your pain and emptiness and nothing anyone says will lessen it for quite a long time. Bill and I have traveled this road and our prayers are with you. It is not a road anyone deserves to travel, but faith and memories of Landon will help you reach better days. I just want you to know that I loved Landon too. I enjoyed him so much in Junior High English. He brought a smile every day and spread joy all around. He was respectful, kind and sincere. When Landon was working for Sam, he weighed the bee/ honey trucks at our scale so I got to see Landon quite a bit. He was such a nice young man with a beautiful smile. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of his life. You will all be in our prayers. God Bless you.

From: Carolyn Truscott

Words are inadequate for times such as this, but the love you had for him and he had for his family shall remain forever. Love never dies. Love is gracious and kind, never selfish. Your memories and love will sustain you in the months and years to come. And Jesus is the answer for times when we have no answers

From: Cheryl Roberts

Dave, Coleen, and families,
We were saddened to hear about Landon. He was a kind young man. We will remember his drumming talents at school events and playing ball. Landon always had a smile and hello whenever we saw him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. God Bless

From: Sharon A Kindle

To Landon's family and friends,
the saying time eases the pain, hmm, not really, however, knowing that others care and have shared in similar experiences, may help.
Always, always remember Landon's years with the family and cherish the time you shared his life.
God Bless and keep you all safe in His arms.

From: Dixie Geer

It is with disbelief and sadness, I send my most sincere condolences to Landon's family. I'm blessed to have been able too have met Landon in his short life. You (the parents) must be so proud to have raised such a remarkable young man. Please find comfort in knowing he was loved and respected by his friends and all those that knew him. He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you are lead down this path.

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