Michael Todd Coffman: Barr's Memories


These memories were sent in by Todd's best friend, Bob Barr (Class of 1986).

"Todd was an extremely excellent writer. Probably a trait he picked up from his mother, but for whatever reason he never really pursued it. He also could have went to college on a full scholarship but chose not to as he loved living in Alaska.

While most of the Class of 1986 were most likely half-way through college, Todd had started his own business, installing carpets in Anchorage. He also started a family. I worked for him a couple of summers. The work was hard as Todd was serious about his business but it was always fun. Todd always had a joke on standby.

His true love was his children, and he adored them immensely. He'd play with his kids for hours on end, and they always had first priority in his life. Another thing Todd despised was the strong bullies who preyed upon the weak. Later when Todd was working as a Bounty Hunter, this would lead to his demise."

The following pictures were also sent in by Bob Barr.
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Todd, Don Cunnigham, and
Jim Rose shortly after the
graduation ceremony at
the Sullivan Arena.
May 1986.

Todd and Jim Rose goofing around!
May 1986.

Todd and Jim Rose met me
at the Anchorage airport.
Christmas 1988.

One awesome summer afternoon,
Todd and I went fishing for pinks
down on the Kenai River. We didn't
keep any of them, just took the
photos in between a few beers.
Summer 1989.

Todd is playing with his twin boys
at thier home in south Anchorage.
The boys are Nico and Corbin.
Todd also had a daughter (not
pictured) born that same
year by the name of Savannah.
Summer 1992.

Todd's grave marker in Arkansas.
After his death, Todd was buried
near his mother's house.
It reads:"Greater Love Hath No
Man Than This, That A Man Lay
Down His Life For His Friends".

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