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Melissa Powell and Riordan Powell - Surviving Sons

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Friends, Family, and the Broomfield community,

My name is Jeremiah Garrick and I created this GoFundMe to help support Melissa Powell's surviving sons - Chris Powell and Halen Powell. I am a long-term friend of Chris and the brother of Chris' fiancée.

Melissa Powell (46), mother of three, and Riordan Powell (16), student at Broomfield High School and Boulder TEC, were killed in a senseless reckless driving incident in Broomfield, Colorado, on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 12th, 2023. 

Melissa and Riordan were both a light in many of our lives and it is hard to even understand and grasp the situation.

This inconceivable loss has left the Powell family grappling with grief and unforeseen financial burdens as we head into the holiday season. As the family navigates through this difficult time, we are reaching out for support. Anything you can donate would greatly help support Chris and Halen through and past the unexpected expenses, the heartbreak, and strain brought on so suddenly. All of the funds raised will go to Chris and Halen Powell.

Your support and kindness in honoring Melissa and Riordan means the world to us. Please consider donating and feel free to help share this GoFundMe around.
If you have any questions you can reach out directly to me through this GoFundMe or on basically any social media.

Details on Melissa and Riordan's services to follow.


  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 21 d
  • James Boyer
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Raymond BeVier
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Jeremiah Garrick
Broomfield, CO
Christopher Powell

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