Ben Parsons Family Fund

$114,364 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 952 people in 17 months
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Friends Of Ben
on behalf of Jennifer Parsons
 KALISPELL, MT
Ben Parsons, 36, of Kalispell was an incredible family man and friend. He was killed January 5, 2017 in an avalanche while backcountry skiing on Stanton Mountain in Glacier National Park.

With heavy hearts we create this page to honor Ben and his beautiful family. He leaves behind his wife Jennifer, one-year-old son Rowen, parents Larry and Valerie Parsons, sister Josie Parsons, and countless family and friends who loved him. 

Ben's infectious enthusiasm for life inspired us in so many ways. His light shone brightly as a father and a husband. He was a true friend who was always loving and accepting of the people around him. A Whitefish firefighter and paramedic, he was an elite athlete known as one of the best ski mountaineers and mountain bikers in the West, his pursuits taking him to Europe.

Please help us give back to the family of our true friend and glowing member of our community by contributing to this fund for Jen and Rowen.

We love you so much, Ben. You will forever make our lives brighter.

Accomplished Kalispell Athlete Killed in Glacier Park Avalanche

Chasing the Spirit Bear

Thank you,

Ben's Friends
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Hi Friends,

We are so excited to see the tremendous support for Jen and Rowen, and we are raising our goal to $150,000. We thank each of you for your past and continued support of this amazing family that is so well-loved.

Best to you and your families.

Love,
Ben's Friends
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An amazing sign of love and support for Jen and Rowen.
Thank you everyone for your kind generosity.

Come out and support The Whitefish Whiteout in memory of Ben Parsons this weekend Feb, 11, 2017!
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A NOTE FROM JEN:

Dear friends,
It is still startling to think about living in this world without Ben, whose love was gentle, strong, and surprising. The outpouring from you – our friends, family and community --has challenged me to believe that the love I experienced from him has not been extinguished, but rather redistributed. Thank you for feeling this loss with me and Rowen. Thank you for showing us love that is gentle, strong, and surprising.

-Jen
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Thank you for your love and generosity. The tremendous support from near and afar means the world. Ben shared his big heart with each of us. May we carry his love and light with us always.

Friends of Ben
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Larry Parsons
17 months ago

I'll say to you "friends of Ben" what i said more than once to him: "Now look what you went and did." Ben had no idea of what he did eiither, but he did know he did something! I wanted you to know by creating this for Jen and Rowen, you really did it now! Ben, Jen, and Josie's dad.

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$114,364 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 952 people in 17 months
Created January 6, 2017
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Robert Ray
8 days ago

I know it's been a while, but I expect that there's still a significant need... Robert Ray, Team Great Divide/Helena United Cycling, and a back country skier

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$250
Stan Converse
3 months ago

Dear Jennifer, You don’t know me, but I knew your husband and thought he was an incredible person. His loss was huge to our community and most of all to your family. It’s hard to put a value on the friendship that I shared with your husband many years ago - miss his great laugh and his great big heart. He was a great man! We pray that you and Rowan are doing great! Take care and our best regards, Stan and Catherine Converse

$700
Anonymous
5 months ago
$100
Anonymous
7 months ago
$100
Kristin Hopkins Sigler
12 months ago

Given with love and respect for a beautiful life.

LH
$100
Lindsay Hopkins
12 months ago

Thinking of Ben, Jen, and Rowen this Father's Day, and donating with love in honor of the wonderful fathers in my life: Brent and Ron.

$90
Anonymous
13 months ago
Larry Parsons
17 months ago

I'll say to you "friends of Ben" what i said more than once to him: "Now look what you went and did." Ben had no idea of what he did eiither, but he did know he did something! I wanted you to know by creating this for Jen and Rowen, you really did it now! Ben, Jen, and Josie's dad.

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