A GoFundMe benefits the family of UTV crash victim Jimmy and Widrig Stillwell

A GoFundMe benefits the family of UTV crash victim Jimmy and Widrig Stillwell

TABBERNAKLE — A Chatsworth woman who was married on New Year’s Day has died in a car accident.

Jimmy Widrig, 45, was a passenger in a utility vehicle that struck a tree and overturned on Buttersworths Boggs Road about 1:15 a.m. on Jan. 14, according to New Jersey State Police.

The driver of the Polaris Ranger and two other passengers were seriously injured.

The GoFundMe appeal identifies the new bride as Jamie and Widrig Stillwell, and shows photos of her Jan. 1 wedding with Tim Stillwell.

The couple married in the woods, wearing matching jackets in a casual ceremony.

“They both loved being in the woods,” said Missy Foster, who organized the appeal. “They loved spending their time there and riding the horses.”

“We have seen how perfect Tim and Jamie have been together since they met each other,” says her plea, which notes that the marriage came after a nine-year relationship.

Jimmy Stillwell and the injured victims were riding a utility vehicle on a dirt road through the woods, heading to a home, when the accident occurred, Foster said.

Tim Stillwell, who had already arrived home, rode his UTV back to check on the apparent delay and the accident occurred, she said.

Jimmy Stilwell, who had a daughter, served in the Air Force for 21 years and recently joined for another two years, Foster said.

A 2021 Tik Tok video marking her 21st year of service showed Stillwell in the grip of a cargo plane and on an airport tarmac. Hashtags included #C17loadmaster, #loadmistress and #flygirl.

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“I’ve never heard anyone say a bad word about Jimmy,” said Foster, who described the accident victim as an animal lover who rushed to help those in need.

The GoFundMe, which aims to defray funeral and other costs, had raised more than $16,000 by Tuesday afternoon.

Foster and her husband, Bob, operate Eastbound Auto & Customs in Southampton, where Tim Stillwell serves as partner and store manager.

“The amount of support has been amazing and a testament to how Tim and Jimmy have touched the lives of so many people,” a post on the company’s Facebook page says.

Jim Walsh is a senior reporter at the Courier-Post, Burlington County Times and The Daily Journal. Email: Jwalsh@cpsj.com.

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