Obituary of Justin Scott Boer
Justin Scott Boer was 38 years old, born in Portland, Oregon. He was residing in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho with his soulmate Rathdavanh Vongvilay. On July 15, 2019, Justin was involved in a fatal paragliding accident.
Justin was born in Portland, Oregon on July 30, 1980 to Dan and Tami Boer.
Justin found his motivation to fly in 2008 after conversations he had with his grandfather. He decided to skydive and from that moment on, he had a new purpose. Skydiving led to base-jumping and from there, Justin became a certified paragliding pilot. Through all of his time flying, his love to soar drove him to a partnership with FlyStyle.
In 2013, Justin was involved in a tragic accident, which left him paralyzed from the knees down. Doctors told him he would never walk again. Through his strength, dedication, and determination, he persevered and was able to not only walk again, but live his dream and fly, all while keeping a smile on his face.
Justin ventured off and continued on by starting his own business called Freeboern Air Sports. While in Hawaii, he was given the opportunity to assist AccesSurf, which led to Justin, becoming a part of their adaptive surf team. During this time, Justin had the privilege in working with the “Fly Again” project. Justin knew this was his calling and a direction he needed to pursue. AccesSurf and “Fly Again” inspired Justin to make his dream come true.
Shortly after, Justin and his good friend and partner, opened the largest flight park in the Northwest, Horseshoe Bend Flight Park. Justin still in search to fulfill his passion, on a mission to help those that are less fortunate, he finally started a non-profit business called Sky ThAIRapy. Justin had so much compassion for those with disabilities, his true-life goal and dream was to find a way to help others in similar situations by finding the freedom and excitement he found in the sport and in life.
Flying was Justin’s passions. He lived life to the fullest and brought joy to everyone he met. His smile was contagious and his presence alone, lit up a room. Justin was an inspiration and touched many lives.
Justin left behind his loving Mother and Father, Brother Josh, Sister Michele and the love of his life, Rathdavanh.
A celebration of life will be held in Pacific City, Oregon, at the Pelican Brewery Restaurant on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
We have created a fundraiser to help with Justin’s celebration of life and the continuation of his Legacy! https://www.facebook.com/donate/438150366771763/?fundraiser_source=external_url
R.I.P. Justin. Always remembered, never forgotten.