Benjamin Allan Getchell

October 1, 1998 – April 22, 2019
Boulder, CO


Sat. May 25, 2019, 11 am – 12 pm, church service at:
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church
4775 Cambridge St.
Boulder, CO 80301

To be followed by:

Sat. May 25, 2019, 1-3 pm, Celebration of Life Service at:
Shining Mountain Waldorf School – Festival Hall Atrium
999 Violet Ave.
Boulder, CO 80304

The Celebration of Life Service will be from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Community sharing of their memories of Ben will follow until 2:30 pm. The event will close with a reception from 2:30-3:00 pm. (All times approximate.)

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Benjamin A. Getchell Music Scholarship at Shining Mountain Waldorf School or go to



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Katerina Ben and Robert Getchell 300x199Ben and Katerina Siesta Key  300x190Ben and Katerina at Margots 300x248
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Emma Marcus Ben graduation dinner 2 300x148Bens 8 grade commencement Margot John Jane 300x183Anamika Ben Greg 300x213
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4 thoughts on “Benjamin Allan Getchell”

  1. What a lovely speech by Ben. He was so well spoken and confident. You must be so proud.
    It makes my heart break knowing he won’t be here to continue to inspire and uplift others. But I am so glad that I got the chance to hear him speak on a subject that is affecting me right now- a big idea that I want to bring to life. His words encourage me to keep dreaming and moving forward. Thank you for sharing. He was a gift.

  2. I had the honor of spending some time with Ben as his teacher and work supervisor during his time in college. He impressed me as a deeply thoughtful young man and he inspired me to always strive to do better, for myself, and for others. He is greatly missed.

  3. Sounds like Benjamin was one remarkable soul. Such a brilliant light in the world. I am heartbroken for you all and so very sorry for your loss, Uncle Robert and Katerina.

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