Jay’s Fundraiser for Craig’s Family

For the many ways there are to travel, out into a beautiful country -a beautiful world, there is nothing greater than the reasons to turn around and come home. 

Craig Nelson, lived in Big Sky Country, surrounded by giant pines, and taller peaks. As a true ‘Outdoorsman’, Craig was at home hunting, fishing, camping, biking, hiking, on snowmobiles and ATVs… but never more so, than when with his wife, best friend, and reason to turn around: Debi.

Craig was an old soul, familiar and enduring, not unlike the Ponderosa. And Together, Debi and Craig, loved and raised 7 brilliant, responsible grandchildren, rooted in the same morals, strength of character, and passion for living that define the pair. 

Unfortunately, on April 25, Craig succumbed to COVID-19. 

Of the 587,000+ people in the US to pass from the Coronavirus, or complications stemming from the contraction, this is the story of one. 

But the story doesn’t end in loss. Craig would not allow the dream to end there.

His dream lives on, in his two boys, and seven grandchildren, and Debi… Dreams that they fulfill their purpose. Dreams of a cabin, off the grid, out in God’s great creation. Dreams that the love of a family, and an upkeep of the land endure.

John Muir said “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” Craig hiked many trails, and blazed a few of his own.

For the family, and love Craig would always come home to, with your support, Debi, and the surviving grandchildren will have the means to begin on that long road to wellness after loss.


Any donation is greatly appreciate and 100% of donations will go to Debi and her family to help in Craig’s absence. As a thank you for your donation, Jay will be gifting you a t-shirt ( design coming soon!) so please comment your t-shirt size in the donation form comment section. Thank you for your support. 

Goal: $1000

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Donation Total: $100.00