Mark Adam Panthen

February 23, 1979 - January 24, 2016

Mark Adam Panthen

February 23, 1979 - January 24, 2016


Mark A. Panthen, 36, born February 23, 1979 in upstate New York, lost his life in an avalanche on January 24, 2016 in northern Washington.

Mark lived his life with deep passion. He always kept his soul filled with experiences that brought greater meaning and purpose to his life, his family and his community.
He was the solid rock for his children Caden and Oakley Rain Panthen and wife Amanda Peart.

We will be forever grateful for all Mark taught us, for all the love he poured into us, and for every adventure that we had with him by our side.

Mark loved his family, his adventure friends, skiing, biking, creating beautiful woodwork, traveling, hiking, boating, camping, playing the guitar, reading, and owning his own business.

A new journey has now begun for Mark and all who love him. May we all continue to find Mark in the mountains, along the rivers, and in the vast open world.

Thank you to all of those who have guided and supported us through this difficult time. We will never forget your compassion.

Mark is survived by his wife Amanda Peart; children Caden and Oakley Rain Panthen; mother Sue (Rene Comeaux) Walko; mother-in-law Jan (Steve) Asplund brother Craig ( Becky) Panthen and their children, Francesca, Ryder, Cole and Logan; brother-in- laws Scott (LeAnne) Peart and their daughter Arwen, Jacob Asplund; and numerous other uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his father Robert Panthen, father-in-law Brian Peart, brother-in-law Matthew Peart.

Please join us in remembering Mark on February 13, 2016 at 4:00pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (1207 Ellsworth St.). A reception will follow immediately after the service until 7:00pm.

Everyone is invited for dinner and drinks at Wander Brewing (1807 Dean Ave.) from 7-10:00pm following the Remembrance.

Also on February 14th, please join friends and family for a ski / snowshoe day at Mt. Baker Ski Resort in remembrance of Mark.


  • Date & Time: Feb 14, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: Wander Brewing
  • Location: 1807 Dean Ave Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 360 647-6152

Remembrance Service

  • Date & Time: Feb 13, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
  • Location: 1207 Ellsworth Street Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 360 733-3837

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8 responses to Mark Adam Panthen

  1. Grace Thayer says:

    Such a tragic loss. Our prayers go out to your family. Grace & Joe

  2. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Words cannot begin to express how saddened I am by Mark’s tragic accident. I conveyed many of my thoughts about Mark on his business Facebook page–(so will not reiterate here)–but will say again how much I will miss him.I will be praying for his family as they travel thru this terrible grief and loss of a wonderful husband & father.

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