Jason Stuart Waite
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