Felix's Savings Fund

$76,543 of $1 goal

Raised by 676 people in 31 months
On December 26th, Adam Clausen and Shannon O'Leary were killed in an car wreck on their way home from spending Christmas with Adam's family in Bend, OR, his home town. The couple's beloved four year-old son, Felix, was uninjured. Felix is safe and loved with family, but many people have reached out asking for a way to support him. The funds raised in this campaign will be used to fund his support and future education. 

Shannon O'Leary was a physics professor at Lewis and Clark College, where she loved teaching and was a strong proponent of women in the sciences.  Adam, also a physics professor for eight years, was a consultant at Kolisch Hartwell in Portland. They were married 2009. In addition to their son, Felix, the couple leaves behind an enormous, loving group of friends from various colleges where they taught and attended school in pursuit of their degrees, including the University of Puget Sound, the University of Oregon, Lawrence University, the University of Portland and Lewis and Clark. They also leave behind family, struggling to move forward in the absence of such bright and beautiful souls.

They were adventurous, intelligent, kind, loving and beloved and we miss them tremendously.
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Lewis & Clark IT has set up the following live streaming link for the Tribute on Saturday:

https://livestream.com/accounts/6041748/events/6928542

Please feel free to share.

Thanks
Logan
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Here is the link for the memorial service being held this Saturday in Portland

http://www.lclark.edu/live/events/222638-tribute-of-life-and-love-for-shannon-oleary-and

Thank you all again for your amazing support.

Logan
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From Paul Allen at Lewis & Clark College this morning:

A memorial service for Shannon O'Leary and Adam (Coco Clausen) will be held at Lewis & Clark College on Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m.

More details will be forthcoming, but I wanted to share the date so that folks from out of town can make travel plans.

Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in attending.

Thank you all again for your amazing support.

Logan
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Adam and Shannon’s families would like to extend their deepest thanks for all the of the support and kind messages they’ve received after the devastating loss of this extraordinary couple. Hearing how their story has touched so many people both reinforces the depth of this loss and reveals how much love they generated.

Felix, their son, is with family, getting a great deal of love and support from Adam and Shannon’s parents, siblings, extended family and a wide circle of friends. The funds raised here will help offset short-term costs like attorneys’ fees for guardianship and adoption paperwork, and counseling not covered by insurance. They will also support his education through a 529 college savings account.

Again, nothing can change the enormity of this loss, but the kindness and generosity it has generated from both those close to Adam and Shannon and by strangers throughout Oregon and the world has warmed our hearts. In the words of one poster, to Felix “may you live and learn and explore and shine brightly.”
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Luke Williams
30 months ago

you are loved little one

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$76,543 of $1 goal

Raised by 676 people in 31 months
Created December 29, 2016
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NH
$250
Nancy Hilles
6 months ago

Adam and Shannon are remembered.

PS
$50
Paul Schlesinger
14 months ago
$100
Anonymous
15 months ago
$1,000
Anonymous
21 months ago
JW
$100
Jen Wegis
21 months ago
SB
$100
Steve & Vida Barham
27 months ago
CA
$50
Christophe & Sonia Allen
27 months ago

Although we did not know this couple, as University of Puget Sound Alumni ('92) we wanted to reach out & support their sweet son left behind. May God bless this family and bring peace & hope that only Christ can provide. Much love.

CA
$50
Christophe & Sonia Allen
27 months ago

We are fellow University of Puget Sound Alumni (1992). Although we did not know these two beautiful people we want to reach out and support their son. God Blessings to the family for peace and trust in the hope of Christ

Luke Williams
30 months ago

you are loved little one

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