Updated: Emily Clothier to be remembered with service tonight; Heavenly offers shuttle bus to service
A celebration of life will begin at 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, March 28, for Emily Clothier, 14, who died March 20 in a skiing accident at Heavenly Mountain Resort.
The service will take place at Sierra Community Church, 1165 Sierra Blvd. The front parking lot at the church will be reserved for family members and drop-off only. Guests are requested to park off Sierra Boulevard and be respectful of neighbors on the side streets. There also is a parking lot behind the church, and a shuttle service will be provided for those who have to park far away.
Heavenly Mountain Resort will run shuttle service to and from the Sierra Community Church tonight. Buses will leave Heavenly’s lot beginning at 5:30 tonight and will run through 8 p.m. in return.
“As parking at the church is quite limited, I urge as many of you as possible to take advantage of this opportunity. Let anyone you know that is attending Emily’s service to take advantage of this, said a spokeswoman for the Heavenly Ski Foundation.
Emily was an eight-year member of the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation. Her parents have requested athletes with the foundation to wear their speed suits and team jackets, and Heavenly personnel and ski patrol are asked to wear their uniform jackets.
The Emily Clothier Memorial Fund, a scholarship fund to benefit young skiers who are unable to afford the cost of skiing, has been opened in Emily’s memory at Bank of the West. The funds will help pay for entrance fees and lift tickets so young skiers may experience the joy that Emily felt when she skied the mountains of Lake Tahoe. Checks should be made payable to Bank of the West, 2161 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.