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.