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Kim Birck
Kim Birck
Fred and Family,
At our monthly meeting of Art Associates of Missoula this past Wednesday we all wore our Michel creations and had an informal fashion show, complete with stories about buying prized items off Michel's back, or winning them in raffles that she so generously donated hand-crafted items for, or creating them in workshops that she taught for AAM.

We will be forwarding any cash donations that AAM receives in Michel's memory to the Missoula Art Museum to be used toward the purchase of a piece in Michel's memory for MAM's permanent collection.   It's not much, and it won't bring her back, but it may help to keep her in Missoula's collective memory.
Joanne Sites
Joanne & Jack Sites
Hello Fred;

Joanne & I were thinking of you this morning, and I just called to hospital on the off chance that you were still there.  We are glad to know that you have been dismissed, and hope that at least your physical health is improving.  We think of you & Michel often - many times each day - and hope that our thoughts and those of all others posted here and/or communicated to you by other means can provide you with some comfort.  

Jack & Joanne
Marion Lavery
Marion Lavery
Fred,  We are thinking positive thoughts and hope you have had good visiting with Nils. We will assume that no news is good news as you rest and recuperate from all the trauma.  We hope that all the prayers and good wishes are speeding your recovery and we hope to be able to visit you soon.  All love, Marion and Norm
Bernadette Hunter
Bernadette Hunter
Fred, I am holding prayer and celebration that you are recuperating from this physical devastation of your body, the loss of your physical home, and the deep loss of your dear Michel.  I have felt this loss deeply and have been keeping in touch with this since the day of the avalanche. I, amongst many, are so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and respect and caring for you and Michel as a couple, and the love and respect for you and for Michel individually.  I continue to hold you in heartfelt meditation and prayer, and am so emboldened by the love of the community of friends and colleagues you have supporting you in Missoula and around the globe, Fred.  Much love and healing to you and all your loved ones.  Namaste.
Gonzalo Gajardo
Gonzalo Gajardo
Dear Fred,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Michel, and for the ordeal you have gone through. I met you and Michel here in Chile in 2003 (Puerto Varas) for a workshop on salmon invasion. My wife Barbara had a lovely day showing Michel the city, and she keeps and uses a nice brooch made by her.
We have thought of you since we knew the sad news last Friday. 
Billy Pfeiffer
Billy Pfeiffer
Dear Fred,

While I never had you in class, we've seen each other frequently at wildlife biology functions and related fish parties.  My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family for your loss.  Please know that you are in the prayers of so many in Missoula, including my own sangha at Osel Shen Phen Ling.  I know from our conversations that you are a very strong individual, who will come through this trying time.  All my love to you and yours.

Bill P.
Ellie Steinberg
Ellie Steinberg
Renewal. Health. Healing. You are invited to make a prayer flag! Join with your community in creating strands of hundreds of prayer flags to fly over the site of the avalanche. A group will meet at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center (JRPC) in Missoula TODAY (March 9th) from 1-4pm to make flags. Claire Emery (claire.emery.art@gmail.com) is organizing this effort and can tell you what to bring. She can also provide instructions on how to create prayer flags for those who would like to participate, but can not attend. Please also email Claire if you would like to help hang the flags next Thursday evening (March 13th). All are welcome.  Note: If you have access to facebook, a post on the JRPC facebook page has more info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeannette-Rankin-Peace-Center/320812644312 
Chris Fiore
Chris Fiore
Fred, I have been thinking of you and Michel daily since I heard of the avalanche and am so sorry for the loss of wonderful Michel. I am so glad to hear that you are healing. I have contemplated non-attachment lots since you have endured this horrible tragedy and know that your wisdom has probably served you well. I wish you continued strength to overcome and am so glad that you are surrounded by loved ones and this wonderful Missoula community. I am holding you in my heart and mind, Chris Fiore
Dave Stemper
Dave Stemper
Fred
I was informed of this tragedy through an email network here at Oregon State University. We've never met, and initially I did not want to intrude. That said, I feel it is important for you to know that the thoughts of my family - and the thoughts of countless others who've read the story - are with you and your family during this challenging time.
The Stemper Family
Tualatin, Oregon
Helen Taylor
Helen Taylor
I am so sorry, Fred.  Words feel useless in this situation.  If my life ends up being half as full as Michel's and if I end up having half the amount of people care about me as clearly cared about her, I will consider mine a life well-lived. I really hope I get to see you soon.  Helen.    
Diane Boyd
Diane Boyd
Fred, my heart goes out to you and Michel's family, what a sincere loss to the world. Michel was such a special spirit and touched the lives of so many people, as have you. Family, friends, community, and yes, even strangers, have been deeply touched by your unimaginable tragedy. We send our love and prayers for your healing journey. Diane
Candace Rogers
Candace Rogers

Dr. Allendorf, I work at Hatfield Marine Science Center and had the privilege of meeting you when you spent some time here. You introduced me to Michel and I remember thinking then you two seemed to have a special bond.  I believe that bond will be your source of strength until you are together once again.

Kim Birck
Kim Birck
Fred and Family,
At our monthly meeting of Art Associates of Missoula this past Wednesday we all wore our Michel creations and had an informal fashion show, complete with stories about buying prized items off Michel's back, or winning them in raffles that she so generously donated hand-crafted items for, or creating them in workshops that she taught for AAM.

We will be forwarding any cash donations that AAM receives in Michel's memory to the Missoula Art Museum to be used toward the purchase of a piece in Michel's memory for MAM's permanent collection.   It's not much, and it won't bring her back, but it may help to keep her in Missoula's collective memory.
Marion Lavery
Marion Lavery
Fred,  We are thinking positive thoughts and hope you have had good visiting with Nils. We will assume that no news is good news as you rest and recuperate from all the trauma.  We hope that all the prayers and good wishes are speeding your recovery and we hope to be able to visit you soon.  All love, Marion and Norm
Gonzalo Gajardo
Gonzalo Gajardo
Dear Fred,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Michel, and for the ordeal you have gone through. I met you and Michel here in Chile in 2003 (Puerto Varas) for a workshop on salmon invasion. My wife Barbara had a lovely day showing Michel the city, and she keeps and uses a nice brooch made by her.
We have thought of you since we knew the sad news last Friday. 
Ellie Steinberg
Ellie Steinberg
Renewal. Health. Healing. You are invited to make a prayer flag! Join with your community in creating strands of hundreds of prayer flags to fly over the site of the avalanche. A group will meet at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center (JRPC) in Missoula TODAY (March 9th) from 1-4pm to make flags. Claire Emery (claire.emery.art@gmail.com) is organizing this effort and can tell you what to bring. She can also provide instructions on how to create prayer flags for those who would like to participate, but can not attend. Please also email Claire if you would like to help hang the flags next Thursday evening (March 13th). All are welcome.  Note: If you have access to facebook, a post on the JRPC facebook page has more info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeannette-Rankin-Peace-Center/320812644312 
Dave Stemper
Dave Stemper
Fred
I was informed of this tragedy through an email network here at Oregon State University. We've never met, and initially I did not want to intrude. That said, I feel it is important for you to know that the thoughts of my family - and the thoughts of countless others who've read the story - are with you and your family during this challenging time.
The Stemper Family
Tualatin, Oregon
Helen Taylor
Helen Taylor
I am so sorry, Fred.  Words feel useless in this situation.  If my life ends up being half as full as Michel's and if I end up having half the amount of people care about me as clearly cared about her, I will consider mine a life well-lived. I really hope I get to see you soon.  Helen.    
Candace Rogers
Candace Rogers

Dr. Allendorf, I work at Hatfield Marine Science Center and had the privilege of meeting you when you spent some time here. You introduced me to Michel and I remember thinking then you two seemed to have a special bond.  I believe that bond will be your source of strength until you are together once again.

Joanne Sites
Joanne & Jack Sites
Hello Fred;

Joanne & I were thinking of you this morning, and I just called to hospital on the off chance that you were still there.  We are glad to know that you have been dismissed, and hope that at least your physical health is improving.  We think of you & Michel often - many times each day - and hope that our thoughts and those of all others posted here and/or communicated to you by other means can provide you with some comfort.  

Jack & Joanne
Bernadette Hunter
Bernadette Hunter
Fred, I am holding prayer and celebration that you are recuperating from this physical devastation of your body, the loss of your physical home, and the deep loss of your dear Michel.  I have felt this loss deeply and have been keeping in touch with this since the day of the avalanche. I, amongst many, are so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and respect and caring for you and Michel as a couple, and the love and respect for you and for Michel individually.  I continue to hold you in heartfelt meditation and prayer, and am so emboldened by the love of the community of friends and colleagues you have supporting you in Missoula and around the globe, Fred.  Much love and healing to you and all your loved ones.  Namaste.
Billy Pfeiffer
Billy Pfeiffer
Dear Fred,

While I never had you in class, we've seen each other frequently at wildlife biology functions and related fish parties.  My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family for your loss.  Please know that you are in the prayers of so many in Missoula, including my own sangha at Osel Shen Phen Ling.  I know from our conversations that you are a very strong individual, who will come through this trying time.  All my love to you and yours.

Bill P.
Chris Fiore
Chris Fiore
Fred, I have been thinking of you and Michel daily since I heard of the avalanche and am so sorry for the loss of wonderful Michel. I am so glad to hear that you are healing. I have contemplated non-attachment lots since you have endured this horrible tragedy and know that your wisdom has probably served you well. I wish you continued strength to overcome and am so glad that you are surrounded by loved ones and this wonderful Missoula community. I am holding you in my heart and mind, Chris Fiore
Diane Boyd
Diane Boyd
Fred, my heart goes out to you and Michel's family, what a sincere loss to the world. Michel was such a special spirit and touched the lives of so many people, as have you. Family, friends, community, and yes, even strangers, have been deeply touched by your unimaginable tragedy. We send our love and prayers for your healing journey. Diane
Kim Birck
Kim Birck
Fred and Family,
At our monthly meeting of Art Associates of Missoula this past Wednesday we all wore our Michel creations and had an informal fashion show, complete with stories about buying prized items off Michel's back, or winning them in raffles that she so generously donated hand-crafted items for, or creating them in workshops that she taught for AAM.

We will be forwarding any cash donations that AAM receives in Michel's memory to the Missoula Art Museum to be used toward the purchase of a piece in Michel's memory for MAM's permanent collection.   It's not much, and it won't bring her back, but it may help to keep her in Missoula's collective memory.
Gonzalo Gajardo
Gonzalo Gajardo
Dear Fred,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Michel, and for the ordeal you have gone through. I met you and Michel here in Chile in 2003 (Puerto Varas) for a workshop on salmon invasion. My wife Barbara had a lovely day showing Michel the city, and she keeps and uses a nice brooch made by her.
We have thought of you since we knew the sad news last Friday. 
Chris Fiore
Chris Fiore
Fred, I have been thinking of you and Michel daily since I heard of the avalanche and am so sorry for the loss of wonderful Michel. I am so glad to hear that you are healing. I have contemplated non-attachment lots since you have endured this horrible tragedy and know that your wisdom has probably served you well. I wish you continued strength to overcome and am so glad that you are surrounded by loved ones and this wonderful Missoula community. I am holding you in my heart and mind, Chris Fiore
Dave Stemper
Dave Stemper
Fred
I was informed of this tragedy through an email network here at Oregon State University. We've never met, and initially I did not want to intrude. That said, I feel it is important for you to know that the thoughts of my family - and the thoughts of countless others who've read the story - are with you and your family during this challenging time.
The Stemper Family
Tualatin, Oregon
Diane Boyd
Diane Boyd
Fred, my heart goes out to you and Michel's family, what a sincere loss to the world. Michel was such a special spirit and touched the lives of so many people, as have you. Family, friends, community, and yes, even strangers, have been deeply touched by your unimaginable tragedy. We send our love and prayers for your healing journey. Diane
Joanne Sites
Joanne & Jack Sites
Hello Fred;

Joanne & I were thinking of you this morning, and I just called to hospital on the off chance that you were still there.  We are glad to know that you have been dismissed, and hope that at least your physical health is improving.  We think of you & Michel often - many times each day - and hope that our thoughts and those of all others posted here and/or communicated to you by other means can provide you with some comfort.  

Jack & Joanne
Billy Pfeiffer
Billy Pfeiffer
Dear Fred,

While I never had you in class, we've seen each other frequently at wildlife biology functions and related fish parties.  My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family for your loss.  Please know that you are in the prayers of so many in Missoula, including my own sangha at Osel Shen Phen Ling.  I know from our conversations that you are a very strong individual, who will come through this trying time.  All my love to you and yours.

Bill P.
Candace Rogers
Candace Rogers

Dr. Allendorf, I work at Hatfield Marine Science Center and had the privilege of meeting you when you spent some time here. You introduced me to Michel and I remember thinking then you two seemed to have a special bond.  I believe that bond will be your source of strength until you are together once again.

Marion Lavery
Marion Lavery
Fred,  We are thinking positive thoughts and hope you have had good visiting with Nils. We will assume that no news is good news as you rest and recuperate from all the trauma.  We hope that all the prayers and good wishes are speeding your recovery and we hope to be able to visit you soon.  All love, Marion and Norm
Bernadette Hunter
Bernadette Hunter
Fred, I am holding prayer and celebration that you are recuperating from this physical devastation of your body, the loss of your physical home, and the deep loss of your dear Michel.  I have felt this loss deeply and have been keeping in touch with this since the day of the avalanche. I, amongst many, are so deeply touched by the outpouring of love and respect and caring for you and Michel as a couple, and the love and respect for you and for Michel individually.  I continue to hold you in heartfelt meditation and prayer, and am so emboldened by the love of the community of friends and colleagues you have supporting you in Missoula and around the globe, Fred.  Much love and healing to you and all your loved ones.  Namaste.
Ellie Steinberg
Ellie Steinberg
Renewal. Health. Healing. You are invited to make a prayer flag! Join with your community in creating strands of hundreds of prayer flags to fly over the site of the avalanche. A group will meet at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center (JRPC) in Missoula TODAY (March 9th) from 1-4pm to make flags. Claire Emery (claire.emery.art@gmail.com) is organizing this effort and can tell you what to bring. She can also provide instructions on how to create prayer flags for those who would like to participate, but can not attend. Please also email Claire if you would like to help hang the flags next Thursday evening (March 13th). All are welcome.  Note: If you have access to facebook, a post on the JRPC facebook page has more info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeannette-Rankin-Peace-Center/320812644312 
Helen Taylor
Helen Taylor
I am so sorry, Fred.  Words feel useless in this situation.  If my life ends up being half as full as Michel's and if I end up having half the amount of people care about me as clearly cared about her, I will consider mine a life well-lived. I really hope I get to see you soon.  Helen.