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Support Gary Fountaine's Family

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It is with heavy hearts that we share the loss of Gary Fountaine, an exceptional father, grandfather, musician, beacon of kindness, and a cherished member of our musical community. Gary passed away from cancer on December 28, surrounded by his family and comforted by your messages of love.

Gary touched many lives, not only through his music but also with his kindness and strength. From overcoming addiction to mentoring young musicians, Gary's influence extended far beyond his music. For decades, Gary played every kind of music in hundreds of bands. He led by example, demonstrating how to be a team player and respect others, all with infectious enthusiasm and positive energy.

As Gary's family navigates through this challenging time, we have established a GoFundMe page to assist with the financial burden associated with Gary's final bills, funeral expenses, and a celebration of life. This Celebration will honor Gary's legacy and give those who knew him a chance to share stories, music, and love, just like Gary did so freely during his lifetime.

Any contribution, regardless of size, will support Gary's family during this challenging time. We appreciate your generosity and ongoing love and encourage you to share this GoFundMe page with others who cherished Gary.

The memorial for Gary is still in the planning stages. His family is working on securing a venue on a date and time that will work for the largest number of people with space to accommodate all the musicians who want to play in Gary's honor. Your patience and understanding while these details are being arranged are greatly appreciated. An update with final details will be provided as soon as it becomes available.


  • Dana Monroe
    • $250 
    • 11 mins
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Marvin Sanders
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Joni Snow
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • James Sanders
    • $100 
    • 2 mos

Fundraising team (2)

Valerie Day
Portland, OR
Gary Evan Fountaine
Kim Kaer
Team member

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