IDAHO FALLS, ID -- Benjamin Dean Lancaster, 18, of Idaho Falls, passed away November 15, 2006 at his home.
He was born December 1, 1987, in Modesto, California, to Gregory D. Lancaster and Kathy L. Johnson Lancaster. The family moved to Idaho Falls in 1990 and he graduated from Skyline High School in 2006, where he was involved in debate, photography, and art.
He worked as a photographer for Bell Photography. He was looking forward to attending the University of Idaho in January, 2007.
He enjoyed art, music, long boarding and making custom long boards, snow boarding, playing the guitar, and loved movie nights and Thai food. He especially enjoyed spending time with friends and family at the family cabin in Lava Hot Springs.
Parents: Greg & Kathy Lancaster, Idaho Falls, ID
Brother: Alex Lancaster, Idaho Falls, ID
Brother: Andy Lancaster, Idaho Falls, ID
Grandparents: Don & Donna Lancaster, Idaho Falls, ID
Grandparents: Larry & Lou Johnson, Jonesboro, AR
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2006, at the Wood Funeral Home, 273 North Ridge, with Reverend Jonathan Mitchell of First Presbyterian Church officiating. The family will visit with friends and family Wednesday for one hour prior to the services at Wood Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Idaho Falls Skate Park, c/o City of Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Department, P. O. Box 50220, Idaho Falls, ID 83405-0220.
Condolences sent online:
Marian Ball Brinton
Kathy and Greg,
There is nothing I can say to ease your pain, but know that you are being thought of and are in my prayers.
I truely am sorry.
Gary and Gina Rowe
Kathy, I am so sorry for your
loss. My heart grieves for you
and your family and I have been praying for you and your family and will continue to do so. I remember a lady from our church lost her son at 18 and she would be more than happy to talk with you at any time. I remember her telling me for months after her son's death she had to cling to the promise that God was the lifter of her head, when she couldn't see past the pain of the day.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God Bless You and watch over you in the time to come.
Brian, Heather, Taylor and McKenzie Callahan
Clair & Ruana Ransom, Loraine & Marolyn
When we heard about the death of Ben we were deeply saddened. Our daughters remember babysitting Ben many years ago. We hope that love will bring you comfort and time will bring you peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ben, a wonderful, talented, bright young man. He will be truly missed and loved forever! Rest In Peace.
Bob & Joan Lancaster
Don, Donna, & Family. We were saddened to hear about the loss of your Grandson. I can only imagine the pain all of you are going through at this time. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Even though we will be unable to attend, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please convey our sympathy to the rest of your Family.
Love, Bob, Joan, & Tina Lancaster
Shannon Amy Stockwell
Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster,
I am so sorry to hear about your son, Ben. I didn't know him, but I work downtown and noticed a nice gathering here today in remembrance of Ben. I was told that in lieu of flowers, it was requested that money be donated to the new Skate Park project. What a great memorial.
I am the editor of Today's Playground Magazine, which years ago was SkatePark Magazine. I still run Skate Park stories at least once a year, and I would like to talk with you at some point if you don't mind about a possible article. Please don't feel rushed about this. I can do this on your time schedule, if you want to share Ben's story. I feel I am requesting this very soon. I can only imagine how you must feel. I'll leave it up to you if you would like to talk with me.
I wrote a story about two and a half years ago about the efforts of a mother and her son, and the whole community, to build a skatepark in memory of her twin son who had passed. That's not to say that I think your situation is just like anyone else's. I say this so that you'll know that I am very sensitive to your feelings about this and would only write what you felt comfortable with sharing.
No pressure. Just let me know if you would like to talk sometime.
With deepest sympathy,
Shannon Amy Stockwell
Greg and Kathy, words can in no way express how sad I am for you. I cannot imagine the pain of loosing a child. Please know that regardless of whether Scott and I are together, I am here if you need anything at all. God has your son now and he is in a peaceful place. Melissa mentioned something a friend said to her. "Ben is looking down on us taking pictures and smiling."
I love you guys.
Greg and Kathy,
I was very saddened to see the news of Ben's death. My deepest sympathies to you and the rest of the family.
Frank Webber Family
Dear Greg and Kathy, we are sincerely sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is devastating. May you find comfort in happy memories of Ben. If we can do anything for your family, please let us know.
Frank and Amy Webber
Our hearts go out to you and your family at this time; may God bless you to know that all is in Divine order.
Love Mark & Holly Curtis
This memorial provided by:
Wood Funeral Home