March 14, 1998 – January 27, 2018
Benjamin M. Poirier of Berthoud died January 27, 2018 in Pomeroy, Washington in a helicopter accident. He was working under contract with the Washington State Division of Wildlife capturing and collaring mule deer.
Benjamin was born on March 14, 1998 in Thornton, Colorado. He attended Berthoud schools where he was a multisport athlete. One of his proudest moments was receiving the Derek Good Scholarship Award for his dedication in the sport of football. Upon graduating high school he moved to Laramie, Wyoming where he began his studies of Wildlife Biology. Within a year, he was working full time in the field of wildlife conservation.
He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting and fishing, but his true passion was working in the wilderness.
He took pride in his job that allowed him to protect wild animal species and their habitats.
During his free time, you could find him ripping on his KTM near Walden, Colorado or dancing amongst his many friends.
Benjamin is survived by his father, Dennis; his momma, Deborah; his Significant Other (sister), Polly; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The celebration of life will be Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Grace Place Church, 375 Meadowlark Drive in Berthoud.
In lieu of cards and flowers, please bring a printed photograph of Benjamin, with the story that belongs to that moment, to the celebration of life on February 8.