Shawn Farnsworth

June 27, 1975 - October 10th, 2011

Shawn Farnsworth Photo

A few days ago the hillclimb world was shocked by the untimely passing of AMA Pro hillclimber Shawn Farnsworth.  Shawn had long been a dominant hillclimber in New England, and in 2009 went pro with the help of Tom Reiser.  Shawn was competing at the 2011 Devil's Staircase event in Oregonia, OH when he suffered a serious crash and was airlifted to a local hospital for emergency care - where Shawn eventually succumbed to his injuries.  While it is heartbreaking for Shawn's family, friends, and hillclimb fans everywhere to have lost Shawn, we can celebrate 3 lives that were helped greatly by the fact that Shawn was an organ donor, and therefore in passing has given hope to 3 other persons in great need.

Shawn is survived by his parents, Henry and Carla Farnsworth, his brother Michael, his wife Yarrow and his sons Sheldon and Roman, and his in-laws Bruce and Sharon Jones (whom Shawn affectionately referred to as "Mom & Dad").  A motorcade consisting of 99 riders, including his wife and sons, escorted Shawn back home from Dayton, OH to New Hampshire on Oct. 13th.

Shawn's wake is Monday 10/17/11 10 from 10 AM - 12:00 at Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, NH followed by a celebration of his life at 12:00.

Condolences can be sent to:

Yarrow, Sheldon, and Roman Farnsworth

143 River Rd.

Rumney, NH 03266

Messages can also be entered on the Ricker Funeral Home website.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund for Sheldon and Roman has been established - if you wish to make a contribution you can send it to:

Lake Sunapee Bank
PO Box 419
Enfield, NH 04748
FBO Sheldon and Roman Farnsworth

"We have lived Shawn's dream with him and met so many incredible people along his journey. Shawn's passion was hillclimbing, and he always respected what he rode, and knew every ride had it's risk..." - Carla and Henry Farnsworth