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Colt de Wolf

Colt de Wolf, age 62, of Seattle, Washington, passed away on July 9, 2022, in his home surrounded by his sister Ainslee, brother Buck and his two cats Dede and Penny after a heroic battle with cancer. Colt was born in May 1960 in Washington, DC. He attended St. Albans School and earned a BA from the University of Virginia. Colt went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Counseling Psychology, as well as an M.A. from the University of Santa Monica in Applied Psychology and an M.A. from Phillips Graduate Institute in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. Colt worked for over 10 years at Seattle Children’s Hospital as program manager preceded by a project manager role at The Boeing Company. 

Colt was a committed and engaged member of his community, serving as a member of the board of Country Doctor Community Health Centers, including as Board Chair and as an active member of Seattle General Toastmasters. Colt also had a keen interest in spiritual exploration as a member of the Center for Spiritual Living and The Church of Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. Colt’s real passion was exploring and experiencing the outdoors – hiking, climbing, skiing, running, cycling, and travelling all over the world – accompanied by his beloved fellow adventurers from The Mountaineers Seattle chapter. 
Colt is survived by his sister, Ainslee de Wolf, of Santa Monica, California, Buck de Wolf, of Saratoga Springs, New York and his former spouse, Kris Olsen, of Seattle, Washington. He is also survived by his nephews and niece, Sam de Wolf, Tia de Wolf and Ben de Wolf.


Memorial for Colt de Wolf
Friday, September 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Center for Spiritual Living
6318 Linden Ave North Seattle WA 98103

For a Zoom link please email

Reception to follow

My dear friend Colt, I have thought of you for some decades. Last night I thought of you and thanks to the power of we, I spent the night running into you at first, then trying to find you and my missing guitar for hours. The time spent was as beautiful as life could be. Our trip with my then girlfriend, Suzie G, spent spring-break in Key West. At the Pirate Coves campground. I wrote one of my favorite poems on a moonlit night in Daytona.

Cold and damp misty dew melts from skies of velvet blue , washing away my broken body carring away my broken body, washing away my broken dreams.
hoping they'll gather by tomorrow a new sunrise for me.....well it's a new beginning, it's a new day, I found that I'd been looking for , t'was here, not there all along a beginning with no end the infinity never here.

Colt I have known you for quite some time but it was yesterday. I see you had an adventure for this part of life. It brings me the greatest joy to call you a friend. Until we meet again and again and again, Peace be with you Colt de Wolf. I'll see you soon!

Joseph P. Michonski, Jr.


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