Honoring Chris Demyen

$30,470 of $30k goal

Raised by 270 people in 43 months
Amy Collins  ACTON, CA

Chris Demyen was the victim of a senseless crime that will be felt for years to come. A loving father, a caring husband and a true friend to everyone who crossed his path was killed May 15th 2013. No one has the right to end a life, especially when the life affects the lives of a whole community. Chris leaves behind a young family with two beautiful children and his wife Amber who is expecting their third child. Chris has been the owner operator of the Acton Water Company for nearly 20 years. The community will always remember his helpfulness and willingness to provide his services even to family's who could not afford it. We would appreciate any donations to help with the arrangements as well as allow the family to get back on their feet after this life changing event.

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Update 1
Posted by Amy Collins
43 months ago
Chris's funeral will take place at Eternal Valley, off the 14 freeway.

-Thursday, May 30th
-Service will take place at 10 am
-Burial will take place between 11 and 11:30 am
-Reception to follow at Acton Park
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Amber Hamilton Demyen
4 months ago

I was donating to another family today, a woman who also had her husband murdered and is now having to raise her 6 month old baby alone. I just wanted to leave a comment on here to let you all know not a day goes by that I am not grateful for each and everyone of you that donated money, brought food and kept us in your thoughts and prayers. I would not have been able to make it through the first days, year or now 3 years without your continued love and support. Thank you all! ~Amber

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Terry Rutter
43 months ago

my heart goes out to you

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Pat Reed
43 months ago

Special Prayers For You And Your Family. Foster Family-Southeast Arkansas

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Sean Stoute
43 months ago

Wow, I have actually met Chris about ten years ago when I was only about fifteen years old. When I met him through another friend, he didn't share life lessons, politics or anything of that matter for me to remember him. But I remembered this man for being hard working, he was in the middle of filling up one of his large trucks to make a last minute weekend delivery to a local resident. Despite how busy he was, I remember Chris stopping to have a friendly conversation with us, no matter how busy he seemed to be his smile was warm and welcoming. I can't imagine what his wife and kids feel right now, I have yet to experience death on such a personal level, but I have lost loved ones and I know when my loved ones passed, they left behind memories, stories and kind-heartedness that I continue to spread onto others, and to my children, with hopes of getting the life lessons to help us be civilized and understanding of one another. It may seem so easily to give up at this point, to lose faith in humanity. You probably ask yourself if there's any good will left on this planet, let me tell you there is. Despite how ever many horrible dark people there are in this world, that number doesn't even come close to how many good men there are like Chris, and it's people like Chris who spread that good and eventually dillute and weaken the bad. Whoever may read this, we're out there, the good are out there and we will continue to spread good faith.

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Ed Swayze
43 months ago

If you are in need of a driver volunteer, let me know. I have a class A license and am mostly retired. I'll keep you all in my prayers (mandukas73@gmail.com)

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Karen O'Reilly
43 months ago

Here's a wonderful photograph of Chris from 2009 ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalielong/4211430338/

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David Sanchez
43 months ago

I dont no chris,I read the article in the paper,and seen how good of a person he was,I want everyone tonight when the go to sleep to pray for his family.

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Jessi Presten
43 months ago

I am so impressed to see the amount of donations in such a short time. It just shows how much love surrounds this family! Acton is a big family and the bond we all have shows right here. Amazing:)

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Christina Holzschuh
43 months ago

Amber, we know you through our daughter Jennifer....My husband Mark and I just made a donation...We are so Truly Sad for you and your family and your little ones. I just sent out the donation page to a lot of people I know. I hope people will open their hearts and be generous.

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Ruby Myrvold
43 months ago

My thoughts and Prayers to Chris's family..I went to Jr. High with him...So very sad to hear this...

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Michelle Arntson
43 months ago

This just breaks my heart. So sad and so stupid. Please help if you can. Thanks!

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$30,470 of $30k goal

Raised by 270 people in 43 months
Created May 16, 2013
$20
Anonymous
9 months ago
DE
$50
Danielle and Eric
40 months ago

Sorry this is so little and so late, please know that you are in our thoughts.

MG
$100
mark geyer
41 months ago
KM
$50
Kevin and Michelle
42 months ago
CN
$50
Chantal Nelson
42 months ago
$100
Anonymous
42 months ago
$50
Anonymous
42 months ago
DD
$50
Deborah Davis
42 months ago

Still can't believe this is true. My heart goes out to Amber and the babies.. Also to Jeannie and Kenny. Chris was a sweetie. Love you all

EJ
$50
Eric and Alyce Jones
42 months ago

Pat, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

EM
$140
Elizabeth Meaney
42 months ago

It's been on my heart all day to make sure the goal was met today. We love all the Demyens and our thoughts are never far from you.

Amber Hamilton Demyen
4 months ago

I was donating to another family today, a woman who also had her husband murdered and is now having to raise her 6 month old baby alone. I just wanted to leave a comment on here to let you all know not a day goes by that I am not grateful for each and everyone of you that donated money, brought food and kept us in your thoughts and prayers. I would not have been able to make it through the first days, year or now 3 years without your continued love and support. Thank you all! ~Amber

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Terry Rutter
43 months ago

my heart goes out to you

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Pat Reed
43 months ago

Special Prayers For You And Your Family. Foster Family-Southeast Arkansas

+ Read More
Sean Stoute
43 months ago

Wow, I have actually met Chris about ten years ago when I was only about fifteen years old. When I met him through another friend, he didn't share life lessons, politics or anything of that matter for me to remember him. But I remembered this man for being hard working, he was in the middle of filling up one of his large trucks to make a last minute weekend delivery to a local resident. Despite how busy he was, I remember Chris stopping to have a friendly conversation with us, no matter how busy he seemed to be his smile was warm and welcoming. I can't imagine what his wife and kids feel right now, I have yet to experience death on such a personal level, but I have lost loved ones and I know when my loved ones passed, they left behind memories, stories and kind-heartedness that I continue to spread onto others, and to my children, with hopes of getting the life lessons to help us be civilized and understanding of one another. It may seem so easily to give up at this point, to lose faith in humanity. You probably ask yourself if there's any good will left on this planet, let me tell you there is. Despite how ever many horrible dark people there are in this world, that number doesn't even come close to how many good men there are like Chris, and it's people like Chris who spread that good and eventually dillute and weaken the bad. Whoever may read this, we're out there, the good are out there and we will continue to spread good faith.

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Ed Swayze
43 months ago

If you are in need of a driver volunteer, let me know. I have a class A license and am mostly retired. I'll keep you all in my prayers (mandukas73@gmail.com)

+ Read More
Karen O'Reilly
43 months ago

Here's a wonderful photograph of Chris from 2009 ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalielong/4211430338/

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David Sanchez
43 months ago

I dont no chris,I read the article in the paper,and seen how good of a person he was,I want everyone tonight when the go to sleep to pray for his family.

+ Read More
Jessi Presten
43 months ago

I am so impressed to see the amount of donations in such a short time. It just shows how much love surrounds this family! Acton is a big family and the bond we all have shows right here. Amazing:)

+ Read More
Christina Holzschuh
43 months ago

Amber, we know you through our daughter Jennifer....My husband Mark and I just made a donation...We are so Truly Sad for you and your family and your little ones. I just sent out the donation page to a lot of people I know. I hope people will open their hearts and be generous.

+ Read More
Ruby Myrvold
43 months ago

My thoughts and Prayers to Chris's family..I went to Jr. High with him...So very sad to hear this...

+ Read More
Michelle Arntson
43 months ago

This just breaks my heart. So sad and so stupid. Please help if you can. Thanks!

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