His wife, Meredith, and children--Wyatt, age 6, Josslyn, age 4, and Tucker, age 3-- were the loves of his life. A former Marine, Nate understood hard work and sacrifice, yet at the end of a long day, he still had a smile for his wife and children as they ran to greet him. Whether it was fishing with Wyatt, pushing Josslyn on the swing, chasing Tucker, or taking Meredith dancing, his family was always his first priority.
If you knew Nate, you’d know how much he cared for his family and friends, and his willingness to help others in need. It’s now our turn to give back and help Meredith and their children as they deal with the unfathomable loss of Nate. We are raising money to assist with expenses as the family deals with this loss. As the sole wage-earner, Meredith and the kids have not only lost a loving husband and father, but also their only source of income. While we cannot take this hurt away, we hope to ease the financial burden in order to give them the time and space to start to heal emotionally.
Your donations will go directly to the Downs family to help with expenses such as: funeral costs, utility bills, housing costs, groceries, transportation (gas/vehicle maintenance), and insurance, as well as other day-to-day needs.
We want to be transparent to all donors, so a quick note: The organizer of the GoFundMe Campaign is Krysti Fahey, who is Meredith's sister-in-law. Meredith and her family have authorized Krysti to handle all elements of the campaign, including withdrawing funds, which will then be deposited into Meredith's personal account.
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