We at Family Promise of Gallatin Valley are heartbroken over the loss of Juliana Currie. 9-year old Juliana died Sunday, May 28th after slipping and falling into Arch Falls along Hyalite Creek. She and her parents, Chasity and Ethan, are guests in our program. During that time we had the pleasure of getting to know Juliana as a smart, spunky, friendly, energetic girl with a gracious heart, and a zest for life. She made many friends during her time in our program and was loved by the staff, volunteers, and everyone she came in contact with. We hope and pray for peace, clarity, and strength for Chasity and Ethan during this difficult time and beyond.

A memorial service will be held for Juliana on Friday, June 2nd at 4 p.m. at the Lindley Center. There will be a short walk to Peet’s Hill and the service will conclude again at the Lindley Center with light refreshments. The service is open to the public. Longfellow students, search and rescue workers, and Family Promise volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend. Faith leaders will be present after the service to provide pastoral care.

Please keep Chasity and Ethan in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.

Please contact Kevin Sylvester, Executive Director of Family Promise of Gallatin Valley, at 406-582-7388 or ksylvester@familypromisegv.org with any questions.


Family Promise is requesting assistance from the Gallatin Valley community to come together and raise $12,000 to support this family in their time of need. For all wanting to offer monetary donations, please:

  • Send a check with “Juliana’s fund” in the memo line to Family Promise at PO Box 475, Bozeman, MT 59771. 
  • Donate online. Please indicate “Juliana’s fund” in the “special instructions” section. Donations of all amounts are greatly appreciated.

All proceeds will go towards cross-country travel, transportation, and burial expenses.

UPDATE: We have reached our goal! If you wish to contribute to Juliana’s family, please donate through Dahl Cares at www.dahlcares.com/obituaries/Juliana-Currie-Lein