Ben Parsons Family Fund
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
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.
Thank you everyone for your kind generosity.
Come out and support The Whitefish Whiteout in memory of Ben Parsons this weekend Feb, 11, 2017!
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.
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.