JENISON, MI — A Jenison woman who died with her husband in a Colorado plane crash — just four days after their wedding — is being remembered for her love of adventure.
Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, and Costas Sivyllis, 30, died Monday, Oct. 5 in the crash near Telluride. They were headed home to Florida in Sivyllis’ private plane.
“Lindsey was the most fun, energetic person ever with an infectious laugh and smile,” her family said in a statement.
Vogelaar was a 2005 graduate of Jenison High School and later Grand Valley State University. She went on to become a flight attendant for United Airlines and it was there she met her husband, a commercial pilot.
“Costas loved Lindsey with every fiber of his being and loved every aspect of Lindsey and her entire life. They could’ve lived anywhere as long as they were together. They were citizens of the world. Lindsey’s home was wherever the plane landed. They had roots in Florida, but they were true citizens of the world. They were supportive of each other in every aspect of their lives,” Vogelaar’s family said.
The couple met during a flight to Europe in 2016.
“They shared the love for adventure, for travel, family, and their friends,” family said.
According to investigators, Sivyllis’ Beechcraft Bonanza plane went down about 15 minutes after takeoff. They were in Telluride for their small wedding and a honeymoon.
There was no immediate information about what may have caused the crash.
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