Mark A. Panthen, Bellingham, WA

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

February 23, 1979 - January 24, 2016

Mark A. Panthen, 36, born Feb. 23, 1979, in upstate New York, lost his life in an avalanche on Jan. 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 also survived by his mother, Sue Walko of Stanwood, WA; brother, Craig (Becky) Panthen and their children: Francesca, Ryder, Cole, and Logan of Seattle, WA; in-laws, Steve and Jan Asplund; brothers-in-law, Scott Peart and Jake Asplund.

Please join us in remembering Mark on Feb. 13, 2016, at 4 p.m. in Bellingham, WA, at the BELLINGHAM UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP, 1207 Ellsworth St. A reception will follow immediately after the service until 7 p.m. Everyone is invited for dinner and drinks at Wander Brewing, 1807 Dean Ave. from 7 until 10 p.m. following the Remembrance.

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

Share your memories at www.molesfarewelltributes.com

2465 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham, WA 98229

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