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Jason Stuart Waite
1961 ~2014
Gold Canyon, AZ-Jason Stuart Waite passed away at age 53, on Oct. 8, 2014 in Gold Canyon, Arizona. He was born on Sept. 16, 1961 in Farmington, New Mexico, the fourth child to Leonard and Irma Waite. He graduated Salutatorian from Kirtland Central High School in Kirtland, New Mexico with the class of 1979. That same year he also graduated from The American School in Switzerland (TASIS). Jason continued his education attending Southern Utah University earning a bachelor's degree in Accounting.
Jason's competitive nature and love of sports enabled him to be a successful member of many athletic teams. Later in his life, he continued his love of sports by becoming a member of the Northwest New Mexico Official Association, where he enjoyed officiating and interacting with the youth and his fellow officials.
Jason served faithfully as a member of the United States Marine Corp, where he attended sniper school graduating at the top of his class. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sargent. Jason loved being a jarhead. At the time of his death he worked as an Account Manager at Capstone-Pinto Valley Mining Corp, a former subsidiary of BHP-Billiton.
Jason had a great love for his family; especially his children. He was most happy as a dad with his children being his pride and joy. Jason made every one of them feel loved and important. They will fill the large void he leaves behind by remembering the love and kindness he always showed them.
Jason is survived by his children, Christopher, Oxnard, CA, Ashley (Alex) Leaupepe, Buckeye, AZ, Cameron, Camarillo, CA, Ruby, Gilbert, AZ, and his grandchildren Tristan Waite and Azalea Leaupepe .
He is also survived by his brother Bert (Linda) South Jordan, UT, sisters Monica (Craig) Allred Lehi, UT and Carol (Jon) Pleasant Grove, UT and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death in by his parents Leonard and Irma Waite and his younger brother Matthew.
Funeral services are under the direction of Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary in South Jordan, UT. Services will be held Saturday Oct. 18, 2014 in Pleasant Grove, UT at 10:30 am, with a viewing from 9:00-10:15am that same morning. The funeral will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints chapel located at 1541 North 1300 West, Pleasant Grove, UT. Interment will be at the American Fork City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com

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Published in Deseret News on Oct. 16, 2014.
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September 18, 2018
A few days ago I was thinking about Irma and decided top look her up on the net and was saddened to read her obit. I was shocked to see Jason's also. Jason always held a very special place in my heart. Carol and Monica - know that even tho it is years after, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary Brochu
October 21, 2014
Jason was my classmate, teammate since our YAFL years with the Champion Kirtland Cardinals, and lifetime friend. Wanda and I will miss him.
Kenny and Wanda Smith
October 19, 2014
I miss you Jason and I'll see you again.
Stephanie Perkins
October 18, 2014
Sorry to hear of Jasons passing The Waite family have always held a place in my heart. Jason was a wonderful person and will be missed. Praying for the family and loved ones.
Colleen Harris
October 16, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I pray that the Lord's blessings will be with each of you through this difficult time.
Lisa Richards
October 16, 2014
We were shocked to hear that Jason had passed. He was always such an active, positive young man when we knew him, and we were very proud when he became a Marine, accomplishing so much in that venerable organization. We haven't had contact with Jason for a good number of years, but will never forget the great times we had at ol' KC when he was a student-athlete there. He and his siblings inherited some wonderful genes from their parents, Irma and Leonard, and represented that family admirably through the years. God Bless them and theirs......................

Dot and Gary Ray
Dot & Gary Ray
October 16, 2014
I am sorry to hear of Jason's passing. Our families go way back as our families would get together many weekends to play games and enjoy each other's company. He will be greatly missed by his family, especially his children. I do know he was very close to them. May you all receive comfort at this time.
Bonnie Reynolds Doolin
October 16, 2014
I will miss Jason very much. I first met Jason when he worked at Genwal. I talked him into officating high school football, we were both glad he did. He always talked about his family, He was proud to be your father and loved to be a grand pa. I will miss you very much. Untill we meet again old friend.

Joe Mower Price Ut
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