About Hunter Blackstone Goold:
Hunter grew up in Sacramento, CA and was the only son in a family of five children. With four sisters, Hunter knew that being the funny one kept everyone happy. With his blonde hair and great big smile his charm and whit could win anyone over. Hunter’s passion for life in the face of personal trials was an inspiration to anyone who met him.
Hunter enjoyed playing sports such as soccer, basketball and football. When he was 13 years old he was hit in the head at a basketball game. After that accident Hunter frequently suffered from severe seizures that made his teenage years anything but normal. He was unable to get a driver’s license, play sports or attend high school. However, even with all of his restrictions, Hunter continued to be a light in his family, to his friends and the community. He would spend much of his days at home with his mom, working with his dad in the yard or helping neighbors with projects. His relationship with his sisters stayed strong as he surpassed them all in height and became the “BIG” protective brother. He got his high school diploma in 2009 through a home and hospital program. Hunter continued to challenge himself and anyone he interacted with to live life to its fullest. His passion for each day was an insight into Hunter realizing that each new day was a blessing.
Hunter received his Eagle Scout award after developing and shipping hundreds of “care” packages for military men and women serving in the various wars. Hunter loved the military and wanted to someday serve. He had a large number of friends who were in the military and he was impressed with their love for freedom. Hunter was passionate about making sure that those around him were comfortable and would always include those on the outside of a group. He loved to serve his elders and would frequently, and secretly, leave his house to go mow a lawn, trim bushes or clean a pool of the elderly in the area.
Hunter loved to build things and became quite accomplished at custom fabrication. He was excited about restoring his 1973 Chevy Nova Hatchback. Hunter’s youngest sister is continuing that dream and hopes to one day have the car “just the way Hunter wanted it”
Hunter Blackstone Goold passed away on June 23rd, 2010 from a drowning accident after he had a seizure.