Tryg Walker McCord, of Seaside, was born in Astoria on June 16, 1992, the youngest of nine children born to Larry Edward McCord and Ruby Pauline (Nordmark) McCord of Seaside.

He attended Cannon Beach Elementary, Broadway Middle and Seaside High schools, and, in 2010, he graduated from Astoria High School after enjoying a wonderful senior year there.

All through school, Tryg participated in various sports, including football, wrestling and track. As a senior in high school he qualified in the discus to compete in the state track meet, a thrill for him to achieve. After high school, he earned a one-year certificate in welding at Clatsop Community College.

Tryg was very active in his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In addition to his Sunday meetings, he attended a Monday night youth group activity, a Thursday night instructional class and volleyball on Fridays.

Tryg loved to help people. Due to his youth and physical strength, he was often called on to assist people to move things, helping countless families move in and out of Seaside. Words often used to describe Tryg are “kind-hearted, smiling, loving, forgiving, helpful and a giver of hugs.”

Tryg was proud to have his ham radio license. He enjoyed the outdoors, mowing the field with the tractor, sawing and splitting wood (although he hated stacking it), hiking, listening to music on his iPod, watching old TV shows on the computer, Scandinavian and ballroom dancing and texting his friends.

Tryg was quite musically talented, having learned to play the guitar and the tuba as well as sing bass in an honor choir. In fact, he was on his way to a choir practice at the LDS Church in Astoria when the accident occurred.

At the time of his death, Tryg worked at Fernhill Holly Farm in Astoria, where he loved the camaraderie of the people he worked with. His plan for the near future was to move to Utah, where he intended to pursue a career in welding.

Tryg is survived by his parents, Larry and Ruby McCord of Seaside; sister Emma-kate (Keith) Dodge of Seaside; brothers Per (Julie) of Wellington, Fla.; Kjell (Olivia) of Orem, Utah; Shawn, of Provo, Utah; Carl of Beaverton, Ore.; Joshua of Provo, Utah; Bjorn, of Rexburg, Idaho; Kye of Rexburg, Idaho; and grandmother, Magdalene Nordmark, of Mt. Pleasant, Utah.