Donation fund for Kristin Wells

$157,651 of $155,000 goal

Raised by 3,309 people in 20 months
Elise Fitts
on behalf of Kristin Wells
 SANDY, UT
On February 25, Randy Wells was flying home from Phoenix, AZ with his two children Asher (age 8) and Sarah (age 3).  Tragedy struck and the plane crashed near Panguitch, UT. It is devastating news that no one survived the crash.  

Kristin Wells is Randy's wife and the only surviving member of the family.  She is 20 weeks pregnant and just found out last week she is expecting a baby girl.  




Randy was an avid outdoorsman, who loved laughing and was an amazing father to his two children and a loving husband to Kristin. Randy was a beacon in the community, serving as bishop of the Mount Jordan 3rd Ward. The Wells' are widely beloved and Kristin is a friend to everyone she meets.

Kristin is now tasked with the heartbreaking job of planning three funerals at once.  Please help with the financial burden she is now facing on top of her devastating loss. Anything is appreciated.

Every penny raised will be given to Kristin Wells.
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Many of you are asking who Genevieve Gillette is. I was contacted last night by Kristin's family to put her family on the GoFundMe. Genevieve is Kristin's sister. The only person with access to these funds will be Kristin. We are working with Go Fund Me to put the 'On Behalf Of' name to be changed to Kristin.
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From Kristin's family:

The love, prayers, and dedication to the search for our dear Randy(41), Asher(8), and Sarah(3) is a great display of how incredible they were -- so amazing that not enough words exist to describe all that they brought to touch the hearts and leave an impression with everyone that was so lucky to know them. Our hearts are breaking for our sister Kristin as she is facing the reality of loss of her world -- her perfect husband and two babies -- and being 22 weeks pregnant with a baby girl. This is hard, but we know that Kristin has the loving support and network of people here. And we know her husband and kids are walking beside her through this. We can't even begin to express how full we are in our hearts with love for her. Our family is forever in gratitude to those who sent prayers, came and physically gave time and efforts to the search, and all those who continue to give. This GoFundMe is only one additional way for us to continue to help bear some of the burden Kristin is carrying. Thank you for your donations.
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Forrest Phelps-Cook
20 months ago

My heart breaks for what you are going through. The what ifs and they whys will certainly haunt you. I am quite certain it will be the truth the gospel brings which will carry you through to the other side of all of this, but in the meantime, allow yourself to grieve: IN MY GRIEF Let me spend some time in the shadows, let me hide my face from the sun, let my tears flow down unheeded, with no comfort from anyone. Don’t tell me I’ll see them again, please don’t talk about tomorrow, for right now my heart is breaking, and I must hold tight to this sorrow. Perhaps on another day somewhere as I once again let in the light, I will feel their memory around me, and yet know I will soon be all right. Oh yes, I’ve known all the answers, I have spoken of heaven’s great shore, but now as this grief surrounds me, I can't see the same as before. So leave me alone in the shadows, as I hide my face from the sun, and my tears flow down unheeded, with no comfort from anyone. © Forrest Phelps-Cook

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Stephanie Mayfield Lyons
20 months ago

I am not able to donate anything, the one thing I feel that I can do for her and family is to remember them in our Family prayers that they can be blessed and comforted by this tragic loss. Heaven has gained 3 beautiful spirits, there work here on earth must have been completed, as tragically as this may be.

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Sandi Stillings
20 months ago
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Eric Alexander - she is Kristin's ster and will be making the funeral arrangements and taking care of everything for Kristin.

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Jon Bletzacker
20 months ago
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Kristin, Our hearts are breaking for you and your loss. You will be in our prayers for a long time. May you feel the love of our Heavenly Father as you begin this journey. I have such fond memeories of your laugh and smile back in school. You are such a light and I hope you know how many people are praying for you right now. Stephanie Hammond Bletzacker

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Katie Armstrong
20 months ago
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6

My father lost his parents to a plane crash when he was 12 years old, making him an orphan. This touches my heart in ways I can't express. I am so sorry for your loss. This isn't fair, but I know, without a doubt, that you will get through this!

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Mandy Jo Bronson
20 months ago
5
5

I am so very sorry for your loss!! Prayers to you while you go through this difficult time!! Three beautiful soles earned their wings!! My heart is sad and heavy for your loss!!

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Nae Dub
20 months ago
3
3

My heart breaks for your loss! Find peace in knowing you have a little piece of them in your unborn daughter, she will bring his smile and remind you of the many amazing family experiences you had while here on Earth. Keep your faith and strength, you will be reunited one glorious day in heaven. Sending love and prayers from our family to yours!

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Julie Phillips Shepherd
20 months ago
3
3

I heard of your family's loss, and I wanted to express my condolences. Love and light to Kristin and to all those who are facing this most unimaginable difficulty right now. It may never make any sense to those left behind why such events take place during our lifetimes, and why some are left to go on in the face of such difficulty. I am so very sorry that you are in this experience, It is great to see how this tragedy has rallied the community and even strangers and may these words comfort you, bring your strength, lessen your pain and your heartache if even for a moment. As days go by may the offerings of Love, donations and support from family friends and strangers be a lighthouse in this storm.

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Tiffani Lau
20 months ago
3
3

I am so sorry for your incredible loss! My prayers go out to you and the nightmare you are living. May the Lord bless you with peace and the blessing of a healthy baby.

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Erin Justice McKibben
20 months ago
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2

Kristin, baby girl & entire Wells family... Even though we are complete strangers; we are heartbroken for you. We want you to know that we are praying for you. We are wrapping our arms around you & giving you thee warmest squeeze. You are so LOVED. Even from those who haven't had the pleasure to meet you. Please know that there is a family in Washington that are cheering you on.

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Eric Alexander
20 months ago
2
2

Who is " Genevieve Gillette" and what is this persons relationship to Kristin Wells?

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Jillian Seymour
20 months ago
2
2

Our prayers have been with you since Sunday. I cannot even fathom your pain at this time but know that the Lord is with you through this. My heart aches to hold you even though we have never met. Your baby will be blessed throughout her life to have not one, but three, guiding angels by her side.

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Lori WS
20 months ago
2
2

Sending love and light to Kristen. Make sure through your mourning and rough time that you communicate with your doctor to make sure the baby isn't in stress from the tough time. Prayers and comfort to you darling ❤❤❤

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Louise White Pledge
20 months ago
1
1

Will we receive info about the services here? Also, Asher's teacher at Sandy Elementary spent the whole school day in the office crying when she learned the unbearable news. So this tragedy has affected SO many!

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Kristy Ellis
20 months ago
1
1

This sounds so much like what happened to Keith Green. His wife Melody runs a Facebook page in his name. I'm sure she would love to talk if you ever feel like it. I can't imagine and am so sorry for your loss.

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Melanie Taylor
20 months ago
1
1

I was so sad to hear of your loss. My prayers for you to have our Heavenly Fathers Spirit close to you in the years ahead.

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Annie Carvalho
20 months ago
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1

I lost my father and my 15 year old brother in a plane crash. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.

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Wendi Baca
20 months ago
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1

Many prayers to this young lady who with out a doubt is going to endure a long time of grieve But with the love n support of everyone I have faith that she will be blessed !!! ❤Many blessings to you n your baby .So sorry for this tragic loss of your husband n two children they are with the Lord in heaven .Amen and God bless all of them .

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Dave Steph Taylor
20 months ago
1
1

My ❤ goes out to this family.....even though we have never met, I know without a doubt that Heaven just gained 3 new Beautiful souls

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Kirsten Morrison
20 months ago
1
1

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with Kristin and her family and friends.

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$150
Megan Clark
16 months ago

Hi Kristin, Just wanted to leave you something from me personally as well. Thinking of you and your new baby girl.

$1,000
Anonymous
16 months ago
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2
$50
Anonymous
18 months ago
EP
$25
Elise Pottinger
19 months ago

I'm so sorry...

$50
Mathew Robert
19 months ago

I have no words. I'm sorry it isn't more.

$10
Anonymous
19 months ago
$15
Amy L
19 months ago

Heartbroken to hear of this news, this loss touched me. Thinking of the family from where I live in Michigan. God bless her

Forrest Phelps-Cook
20 months ago

My heart breaks for what you are going through. The what ifs and they whys will certainly haunt you. I am quite certain it will be the truth the gospel brings which will carry you through to the other side of all of this, but in the meantime, allow yourself to grieve: IN MY GRIEF Let me spend some time in the shadows, let me hide my face from the sun, let my tears flow down unheeded, with no comfort from anyone. Don’t tell me I’ll see them again, please don’t talk about tomorrow, for right now my heart is breaking, and I must hold tight to this sorrow. Perhaps on another day somewhere as I once again let in the light, I will feel their memory around me, and yet know I will soon be all right. Oh yes, I’ve known all the answers, I have spoken of heaven’s great shore, but now as this grief surrounds me, I can't see the same as before. So leave me alone in the shadows, as I hide my face from the sun, and my tears flow down unheeded, with no comfort from anyone. © Forrest Phelps-Cook

+ Read More
Stephanie Mayfield Lyons
20 months ago

I am not able to donate anything, the one thing I feel that I can do for her and family is to remember them in our Family prayers that they can be blessed and comforted by this tragic loss. Heaven has gained 3 beautiful spirits, there work here on earth must have been completed, as tragically as this may be.

+ Read More
Sandi Stillings
20 months ago
8
8

Eric Alexander - she is Kristin's ster and will be making the funeral arrangements and taking care of everything for Kristin.

+ Read More
Jon Bletzacker
20 months ago
7
7

Kristin, Our hearts are breaking for you and your loss. You will be in our prayers for a long time. May you feel the love of our Heavenly Father as you begin this journey. I have such fond memeories of your laugh and smile back in school. You are such a light and I hope you know how many people are praying for you right now. Stephanie Hammond Bletzacker

+ Read More
Katie Armstrong
20 months ago
6
6

My father lost his parents to a plane crash when he was 12 years old, making him an orphan. This touches my heart in ways I can't express. I am so sorry for your loss. This isn't fair, but I know, without a doubt, that you will get through this!

+ Read More
Mandy Jo Bronson
20 months ago
5
5

I am so very sorry for your loss!! Prayers to you while you go through this difficult time!! Three beautiful soles earned their wings!! My heart is sad and heavy for your loss!!

+ Read More
Nae Dub
20 months ago
3
3

My heart breaks for your loss! Find peace in knowing you have a little piece of them in your unborn daughter, she will bring his smile and remind you of the many amazing family experiences you had while here on Earth. Keep your faith and strength, you will be reunited one glorious day in heaven. Sending love and prayers from our family to yours!

+ Read More
Julie Phillips Shepherd
20 months ago
3
3

I heard of your family's loss, and I wanted to express my condolences. Love and light to Kristin and to all those who are facing this most unimaginable difficulty right now. It may never make any sense to those left behind why such events take place during our lifetimes, and why some are left to go on in the face of such difficulty. I am so very sorry that you are in this experience, It is great to see how this tragedy has rallied the community and even strangers and may these words comfort you, bring your strength, lessen your pain and your heartache if even for a moment. As days go by may the offerings of Love, donations and support from family friends and strangers be a lighthouse in this storm.

+ Read More
Tiffani Lau
20 months ago
3
3

I am so sorry for your incredible loss! My prayers go out to you and the nightmare you are living. May the Lord bless you with peace and the blessing of a healthy baby.

+ Read More
Erin Justice McKibben
20 months ago
2
2

Kristin, baby girl & entire Wells family... Even though we are complete strangers; we are heartbroken for you. We want you to know that we are praying for you. We are wrapping our arms around you & giving you thee warmest squeeze. You are so LOVED. Even from those who haven't had the pleasure to meet you. Please know that there is a family in Washington that are cheering you on.

+ Read More
Eric Alexander
20 months ago
2
2

Who is " Genevieve Gillette" and what is this persons relationship to Kristin Wells?

+ Read More
Jillian Seymour
20 months ago
2
2

Our prayers have been with you since Sunday. I cannot even fathom your pain at this time but know that the Lord is with you through this. My heart aches to hold you even though we have never met. Your baby will be blessed throughout her life to have not one, but three, guiding angels by her side.

+ Read More
Lori WS
20 months ago
2
2

Sending love and light to Kristen. Make sure through your mourning and rough time that you communicate with your doctor to make sure the baby isn't in stress from the tough time. Prayers and comfort to you darling ❤❤❤

+ Read More
Louise White Pledge
20 months ago
1
1

Will we receive info about the services here? Also, Asher's teacher at Sandy Elementary spent the whole school day in the office crying when she learned the unbearable news. So this tragedy has affected SO many!

+ Read More
Kristy Ellis
20 months ago
1
1

This sounds so much like what happened to Keith Green. His wife Melody runs a Facebook page in his name. I'm sure she would love to talk if you ever feel like it. I can't imagine and am so sorry for your loss.

+ Read More
Melanie Taylor
20 months ago
1
1

I was so sad to hear of your loss. My prayers for you to have our Heavenly Fathers Spirit close to you in the years ahead.

+ Read More
Annie Carvalho
20 months ago
1
1

I lost my father and my 15 year old brother in a plane crash. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.

+ Read More
Wendi Baca
20 months ago
1
1

Many prayers to this young lady who with out a doubt is going to endure a long time of grieve But with the love n support of everyone I have faith that she will be blessed !!! ❤Many blessings to you n your baby .So sorry for this tragic loss of your husband n two children they are with the Lord in heaven .Amen and God bless all of them .

+ Read More
Dave Steph Taylor
20 months ago
1
1

My ❤ goes out to this family.....even though we have never met, I know without a doubt that Heaven just gained 3 new Beautiful souls

+ Read More
Kirsten Morrison
20 months ago
1
1

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with Kristin and her family and friends.

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