Ben Parsons Family Fund

$112,879 of $150k goal

Raised by 942 people in 3 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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Update 6
Posted by Friends Of Ben
1 month ago
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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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Update 5
Posted by Friends Of Ben
2 months ago
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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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Update 4
Posted by Friends Of Ben
3 months ago
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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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3 months ago
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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.

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Larry Parsons
3 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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$112,879 of $150k goal

Raised by 942 people in 3 months
Created January 6, 2017
FB
Friends Of Ben  
on behalf of Jennifer Parsons
SS
$840
Shedhorn Skimo
23 days ago
KC
$25
Kesslie Carlson-Ham
29 days ago
$300
Anonymous
1 month ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
E1
$500
Ellensburg Firefighters Association Local 1758
1 month ago
SB
$200
Sheryl Border
1 month ago

Ben was such a bright light to those he touched. His wonderful smile, positive attitude and love for life were contagious. We carry our memories of Ben close to our hearts. May his love for you and your memory of him be your guiding light. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Rob & Sheryl

$200
Anonymous
1 month ago
N1
$306
Nelson Professional Firefighters Local 1343
1 month ago

Funds raised at Coldsmoke 2017 and $250 donation from IAFF 1343 in recognition of Ben's past involvement in this event and his time spent in Nelson, BC.

$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
AS
$45
Amber Steed
1 month ago
Larry Parsons
3 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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