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Stan Ellsworth has completed his American Ride

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Dear friends and supporters of Stan Ellsworth,

It is with a heavy heart that we share this update with you. Our beloved Stan, also known as "America's History Teacher" and host of the popular documentary, American Ride, is now on his final ride toward his heavenly home.

As many of you know, Stan has been battling health issues since he contracted COVID-19 in 2020, which was followed by a stroke in January 2021. Despite his fighting spirit and unwavering optimism, he has been in a rehabilitation facility since then, unable to return home. Sadly, we must now prepare for his passing, which we expect to occur within the coming weeks.

During this difficult time, Stan's wife, Stacey, is doing her best to remain strong, but the emotional and financial toll is overwhelming. There are mounting expenses associated with Stan's care and anticipated funeral costs. Therefore, we have set up a "GoFundMe" account to help ease her burden.

We are grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support that we have received from all of you. We will keep you updated on funeral details as they become available.

Please consider donating to the "GoFundMe" account to assist Stacey and the Ellsworth family during this challenging time. Stan has touched the lives of so many people through his passion for history, his contagious energy, and his love for his country. Let us come together to honor him and support his family in their time of need.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.



  • Seth Dasmann
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
  • Norman Wheeler
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Mark Fessler
    • $100 
    • 1 yr

Organizer and beneficiary

Gayle Ruzicka
American Fork, UT
Stacey K. Ellsworth

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