Support the Winchester Family

Family, Friends, and Fellow Bike Industry Colleagues-
Our dear friend James passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 2nd. James is survived by his wife Karie, and their three young children. In a showing of support, this page has been setup to help his family with the immediate financial burden, and the long-term educational and support needs of his children. James has touched the lives of so many of us, please consider donating anything you can to help.
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Below is a message from his wife Karie:

"Family and Friends, this is an extremely difficult post to write. It is with the deepest sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved husband James. James passed away suddenly Wednesday March 2nd. I am sorry to have to post this news and it was my hope to have many of you that love James and my family to be notified directly or indirectly by close friends and family. We have so many loved ones that need to be reached. I am working on arrangements and details will follow soon. Our family has been shook to the core and the gravity of losing him cannot be explained. I have been blessed to have had shared so much love and my life with James since we were 15 & 16 years old. We have been each others biggest supporters and we were able to after so many life twist and turns keep connected, marry and grow our family. I would like to ask for some privacy as I navigate this time with our children and I know that you are all here for us and we feel the love and support and we cannot begin to thank you and return the love to you soon. Please keep our children, and my family in your hearts and please send your love out to the universe so James can feel it too."

Organizer and beneficiary

Taylor Sowards
Carlsbad, CA
Karie Winchester

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