Blake Maurice Cord, 19, of Spirit Lake, Idaho died April 25, 2005 at his home of accidental causes. He was born April 21, 1986 in Beverly Hills, California to Michael and Susan (Brunelle) Cord. Blake was raised in Athol, Idaho from the age of three. He attended Athol Elementary and Timberlake Junior and Senior High Schools. Blake was an avid sportsman and hunter and enjoyed being outdoors.
He was a three sport letterman, lettering in football, wrestling and track. He was very accomplished and some of his achievements in football include being selected for All-Conference and for All-North Idaho for linebacker. He was on this yearâ€(TM)s League Championship Football Team and they were 3rd in the state with Blake as the team Captain. Blake was selected as â€śMr. Defenseâ€ť the best defensive player of the year and also received the â€śOutstanding Defensive Playerâ€ť award in his league. He had been selected to play in two All-Star games, the All-State Game in Boise and the Shrinerâ€(TM)s Game, both to be held in July. He had also accepted a 4 year scholarship to Dickenson State University in Dickenson, North Dakota.
Blake also had many achievements in wrestling and track. He was 2nd in the State last year in the 215 pound competition and received the â€śWill to Winâ€ť award. This year he was 5th at State in the Heavyweight division. He had received Timberlakeâ€(TM)s Most Falls or Pins award. In track, Blake holds the school record in discus throw and was on Timberlakeâ€(TM)s State Championship Track team last year. He played Lacrosse with the Lakeland Lacrosse team just for fun.
Blake is survived by his father, Michael Cord of Athol; mother, Susan Cord of Coeur dâ€(TM)Alene; brother, Sean Cord of Coeur dâ€(TM)Alene; sister, Melissa Brunke of Post Falls; brother, Justin Cord of Coeur dâ€(TM)Alene; sister, Shannon Cord of Carson City, NV; brother, Chase Cord of Coeur dâ€(TM)Alene; grandmother, Loretta Brunelle of Coeur dâ€(TM)Alene; Coach Roy and Patty Albertson who had become parents and mentors to him and live in Spirit Lake; 3 nieces and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Real Life Ministries, 1866 N. Cecil Road in Post Falls. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Childrenâ€(TM)s Fund, c/o Showcase Auction, 12551 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho 83835.