Johansen Memoriam Fund

$6,862 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 69 people in 30 months
Jeri Price
on behalf of Keenan Johansen
 LITTLETON, CO
Dear family, friends and loved ones everywhere. As most of you have been made aware of, Kevin and Karen Johansen (residence of Arvada Colorado) took their own lifes individualy although together the night of Wednesday, October 19th, 2016.  
The reason for this "gofundme" page is to assist with the high cost of funeral expences that have been left it the charge of their son, Keenan.  
As I'm certain you will understand, there is an immediate need of funds to finance Kevin and Karens cremations, additional funeral and extensive extranious costs.  
Personally, my life has been touched by too many suicides, and now i find myself and my family feeling the agony, dissappointment and void. Although family comes in many shapes and sizes, this time it's a sibling. My big brother and his beloved wife. to others a son/daughter, brother, sister, father, mother, uncle,  great uncle, aunt, godfather, activist, entrepreneur, and mentor. 
Kevin, in death, has preceded his parents
Ken and Neom Johansen
Siblings:
Jodi, Kris, Jan and myself and countless neices, nephews, great neicies and nephews as well, yet most importantly his son Keenan.
Please provide what you can to help out, know even simply keeping us in your thoughts means more than any dollar amount.
Sincerely,
Jeri (Johansen) Price
Kevins little sister
Please share your memories and photos
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ove, love, luv
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To all those who have donated, thank you for your financial kindness and In keeping Kevin, Karen, Keenan and the families in your thoughts. At this time, Please STOP your donations. My intent was to close this account and send Keenan a certified check for the amount. That will no longer be. In time, Keenan will be able to access this money for his financial purpose. Please also note. there is confusion out there. This account was set up to assist Keenan. Not for Keenan to pay Kevin's landlord a portion or any of Kevin and Karen's debt. Withdraw your donations if you need, and know this account will sit until Keenan access the money.
Thank you again,
Love
Jeri Price
720.314.1223
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I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated to help Keenan so far at this point we are over our goal but every little bit helps. Please keep sharing the love.
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Jon Rossi
30 months ago
2
2

.......literally breathless. No words can express how I feel. I was truly honored to call Kevin a friend and to have coffee with him and just chat things big and small. He in every sense of the word was a gentle giant (not just becuase of his height). Kevin was always supportive no matter what idea I asked him about and anytime I needed a mentor or judge he was always there to help and offer advice to the community. I will look to the sky and tell you how much you are missed my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families.

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AJ Cohen III
30 months ago
1
1

Less than 24 hrs after I had an upbeat & jovial conversation with Kevin during DSWeek, we launched a community resource website to provide 24/7 text or phone counseling, as well as anti-stigma awareness to support any behavioral / mental health challenges. While this condition is prevalent aX the working/social world, it has truly begun to take its toll on entrepreneurs within our CO collaborative community. --- I was in Boulder last night, at the StartUpMeetUp - topic, Up on the High Wire. There to support Sally Spencer-Thomas who was presenting on her work to prevent suicide. Mid way through her presentation, I was handed a friends cell phone with Greg Barry's post on Kevin. This moment of fate and metaphor of life....has left me like everyone on this page....completely dumb struck with questions & mixed emotions. I knew this giant for 20 years. Hence, I want everyone to know and share that....ANYONE can go to COEMHN.com and text or talk to a masters level counselor over any grief, mild or serious mental health challenges they are experiencing, 24/7, and it matters not how you heard about the # there. There are support partners for adult & teen depression/suicide. issues. We are all the fabric of this community, and this world. Keep the weave tight so we do not lose another pair of gracious humans. Hope to see you soon Keenan....

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Simla Somturk
30 months ago
1
1

So heartbroken and shocked. A big loss for everyone who has known, learned from, been mentored by, laughed and philosophized with Kevin. May he and Karen rest in peace, and may each of you as Kevin's family and friends find peace in your hearts.

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Maita Lester
30 months ago
1
1

I am beyond shocked and also saddened beyond belief. Along with Xander, I ask anyone to provide more information. I send prayers, blessings and love to their family. The world has lost a great voice for justice and a great spirit. They will be missed.

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Xander Page
30 months ago
1
1

I am shocked and saddened beyond belief...struggling to believe this is real. Can someone give me more information? Prayers and blessings both of their families, our community and our world is smaller for this loss.

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Beth Johnson
30 months ago
1
1

Hello Keenan! We don't know one another but knew your dad real well . My heart is broken from hearing about his passing . We were neighbors when I was a young girl growing up. My thoughts & Prayers are with u all. Beth Johnson

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Matthew Schmidt
30 months ago
1
1

Keenan , our heart goes out to you!

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Peter Adams
29 months ago

Kevin Johansen made a huge impact on the community and on the Rockies Venture Club. He founded the now ten year old Angel Capital Summit and has been a mentor and aide to many. Rockies Venture Club will be honoring Kevin's life with the Kevin Johansen Business Catapult award - awarded to individuals who make extraordinary contributions to entrepreneurs through mentorship. Please join us at the Colorado Capital Conference Tuesday, November 15th at 5:30-7:30 to honor Kevin at the RVC awards ceremony. More info at www.coloradocapitalconference.org Kevin was particularly helpful to me as I assumed the role of RVC Executive Director. He knew virtually everyone in the community and was willing to share all the connections in painstaking detail.

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Jono Shuster
29 months ago

Jenny and I send our love and condolences. Way too many fond memories of Kevin and Karen to post here; not enough disk storage on the Internet. Keenan: our phone's on 24/7; call any time as you need. You probably have my phone number, but you can find me on Facebook or LinkedIn. Our love to you.

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Lynn S Price
30 months ago

Kevin exuded excitement beyond measure for the entrepreneurial spirit - and his love for Karen and Keenan. So many of us are grateful for his belief in our visions and mutual respect for what is possible to make a difference in our world.

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Ashley Kingsley
30 months ago

I met Kevin Johansen in 2005 while I was working at Huge Partners in LoDo. Kevin and I struck up a friendship and he became a great mentor to me over the years. His presence wasn’t only large in stature – he lit up every room he entered. When we shared coffee and I was usually taking notes. Kevin had so much to say and so many things swirling in his head – I wanted to make sure I captured it all. Not event possible. He was a genius. Kevin was a staple in the startup business community and was always eager to talk with people about starting up and diving in. He was the true definition of a go-giver. Someone who was always willing and happy to add value to a process and expected nothing in return. I learned of Kevin’s passing and I have been numb and in shock ever since. We were supposed to have coffee a few months ago and never got it on the calendar. I regret this life slip so deeply. I don’t know what the world looks like without Kevin in it. It hurts so much already and I just cannot imagine the pain he and Karen must have been going through to choose this ending for themselves. One thing I do know, however, is Kevin had his way of doing things and on his own terms. I have been looking for pictures all day. Searching for memories. Crying my eyes out. I am not sure any of us will ever know or understand… we are left remembering… his great big smile, his beaming presence and his zest for everything that related to Keenan, Karen and business. Today hurts like hell. I know for certain that my professional trajectory would look totally different had I not met Kevin. I am forever thankful for his wisdom, his ideas, his thought processes and his devotion. Sometimes it hurts to be alive. Losses like this seem so incomprehensible. Kevin, I won’t ever forget the look on your face when I suggested going to ‘Hooters’ for our lunch one day. Nor will I forget your enthusiasm around my ‘Laughter Yoga’ stint in 2007. We had some really fun times buddy. I love you. Go peacefully. #KevinJohansen

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$100
Anonymous
29 months ago
EL
$50
Erik LaPlante
29 months ago

Keenen and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Are hearts are very sad with this devastating news. Sending hugs, light and love, and healing.

MK
$50
Michael Knight
30 months ago
1
1

I spent more hours than I can tell you working with Kevin the past 3 years. He was a great mentor and friend to me and will be missed.

JW
$100
John Wren
30 months ago

I'm very sorry for your loss.

LN
$50
Larry Nelson
30 months ago
1
1

Kevin...you have always been special...

Jon Rossi
30 months ago
2
2

.......literally breathless. No words can express how I feel. I was truly honored to call Kevin a friend and to have coffee with him and just chat things big and small. He in every sense of the word was a gentle giant (not just becuase of his height). Kevin was always supportive no matter what idea I asked him about and anytime I needed a mentor or judge he was always there to help and offer advice to the community. I will look to the sky and tell you how much you are missed my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families.

+ Read More
AJ Cohen III
30 months ago
1
1

Less than 24 hrs after I had an upbeat & jovial conversation with Kevin during DSWeek, we launched a community resource website to provide 24/7 text or phone counseling, as well as anti-stigma awareness to support any behavioral / mental health challenges. While this condition is prevalent aX the working/social world, it has truly begun to take its toll on entrepreneurs within our CO collaborative community. --- I was in Boulder last night, at the StartUpMeetUp - topic, Up on the High Wire. There to support Sally Spencer-Thomas who was presenting on her work to prevent suicide. Mid way through her presentation, I was handed a friends cell phone with Greg Barry's post on Kevin. This moment of fate and metaphor of life....has left me like everyone on this page....completely dumb struck with questions & mixed emotions. I knew this giant for 20 years. Hence, I want everyone to know and share that....ANYONE can go to COEMHN.com and text or talk to a masters level counselor over any grief, mild or serious mental health challenges they are experiencing, 24/7, and it matters not how you heard about the # there. There are support partners for adult & teen depression/suicide. issues. We are all the fabric of this community, and this world. Keep the weave tight so we do not lose another pair of gracious humans. Hope to see you soon Keenan....

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Simla Somturk
30 months ago
1
1

So heartbroken and shocked. A big loss for everyone who has known, learned from, been mentored by, laughed and philosophized with Kevin. May he and Karen rest in peace, and may each of you as Kevin's family and friends find peace in your hearts.

+ Read More
Maita Lester
30 months ago
1
1

I am beyond shocked and also saddened beyond belief. Along with Xander, I ask anyone to provide more information. I send prayers, blessings and love to their family. The world has lost a great voice for justice and a great spirit. They will be missed.

+ Read More
Xander Page
30 months ago
1
1

I am shocked and saddened beyond belief...struggling to believe this is real. Can someone give me more information? Prayers and blessings both of their families, our community and our world is smaller for this loss.

+ Read More
Beth Johnson
30 months ago
1
1

Hello Keenan! We don't know one another but knew your dad real well . My heart is broken from hearing about his passing . We were neighbors when I was a young girl growing up. My thoughts & Prayers are with u all. Beth Johnson

+ Read More
Matthew Schmidt
30 months ago
1
1

Keenan , our heart goes out to you!

+ Read More
Peter Adams
29 months ago

Kevin Johansen made a huge impact on the community and on the Rockies Venture Club. He founded the now ten year old Angel Capital Summit and has been a mentor and aide to many. Rockies Venture Club will be honoring Kevin's life with the Kevin Johansen Business Catapult award - awarded to individuals who make extraordinary contributions to entrepreneurs through mentorship. Please join us at the Colorado Capital Conference Tuesday, November 15th at 5:30-7:30 to honor Kevin at the RVC awards ceremony. More info at www.coloradocapitalconference.org Kevin was particularly helpful to me as I assumed the role of RVC Executive Director. He knew virtually everyone in the community and was willing to share all the connections in painstaking detail.

+ Read More
Jono Shuster
29 months ago

Jenny and I send our love and condolences. Way too many fond memories of Kevin and Karen to post here; not enough disk storage on the Internet. Keenan: our phone's on 24/7; call any time as you need. You probably have my phone number, but you can find me on Facebook or LinkedIn. Our love to you.

+ Read More
Lynn S Price
30 months ago

Kevin exuded excitement beyond measure for the entrepreneurial spirit - and his love for Karen and Keenan. So many of us are grateful for his belief in our visions and mutual respect for what is possible to make a difference in our world.

+ Read More
Ashley Kingsley
30 months ago

I met Kevin Johansen in 2005 while I was working at Huge Partners in LoDo. Kevin and I struck up a friendship and he became a great mentor to me over the years. His presence wasn’t only large in stature – he lit up every room he entered. When we shared coffee and I was usually taking notes. Kevin had so much to say and so many things swirling in his head – I wanted to make sure I captured it all. Not event possible. He was a genius. Kevin was a staple in the startup business community and was always eager to talk with people about starting up and diving in. He was the true definition of a go-giver. Someone who was always willing and happy to add value to a process and expected nothing in return. I learned of Kevin’s passing and I have been numb and in shock ever since. We were supposed to have coffee a few months ago and never got it on the calendar. I regret this life slip so deeply. I don’t know what the world looks like without Kevin in it. It hurts so much already and I just cannot imagine the pain he and Karen must have been going through to choose this ending for themselves. One thing I do know, however, is Kevin had his way of doing things and on his own terms. I have been looking for pictures all day. Searching for memories. Crying my eyes out. I am not sure any of us will ever know or understand… we are left remembering… his great big smile, his beaming presence and his zest for everything that related to Keenan, Karen and business. Today hurts like hell. I know for certain that my professional trajectory would look totally different had I not met Kevin. I am forever thankful for his wisdom, his ideas, his thought processes and his devotion. Sometimes it hurts to be alive. Losses like this seem so incomprehensible. Kevin, I won’t ever forget the look on your face when I suggested going to ‘Hooters’ for our lunch one day. Nor will I forget your enthusiasm around my ‘Laughter Yoga’ stint in 2007. We had some really fun times buddy. I love you. Go peacefully. #KevinJohansen

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