Jason Michael Young
1977 - 2012
Published: November 25, 2012
Jason Michael Young was born in Pasco, Wash., July 1, 1977, and passed away suddenly Aug. 25, 2012, while attending the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton, Colo. He was only 35 years old.
Jason lost his eyesight in August of 2011, after contracting a bacterial infection known as Endophthalmitis from an Ophthalmic Avastin injection.
He is survived by his mother, Toni Setser, of Rogers, Ark.; his father, Mike Young, of Lamar, Mo.; and maternal grandmother, Geri Setser, of Joplin, Mo. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Setser in 1975.
He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Bob and Barbara Dennis of Lamar and Gene and Maureen Young of Spokane, Wash.
Jason loved to laugh. He loved his family, his friends, children and animals. He adored his cat, McGuire, aka "Big Mac."
Jason attended Joplin Schools and The Los Angeles School for Recording Arts in North Hollywood, Calif. All his life, he had an undying passion for music, and like his grandfather, Charles, he was a great drummer. His music library was astronomical and variant, including such artists as Rush, Jack White, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Depeche Mode, Ministry, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Miles Davis, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lamb of God, Loretta Lynn, Allman Brothers, Beastie Boys, Dropkick Murphys, The Beatles (as a group — John Lennon and George Harrison as individuals), Billie Holiday, Blondie, Led Zeppelin, Tommy Dorsey, Neil Diamond, John Lee Hooker, Duke Ellington, Adele, (early) Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, the Everly Brothers, Norah Jones and Lou Reed.
Jason was also a lover of the arts. He always considered a beautiful woman with many tattoos to be in "the arts" category; to him, they were high on the scale!
Jason was cremated in Colorado. A portion of his ashes were scattered in the beautiful Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton, where he went on a canoe trip with friends and had a blast. We played the song "Imagine" as his ashes washed away under a beautiful full orange moon. Jason's favorite song of all time was "Imagine" by John Lennon. All his life, he could only listen to this song if he was alone because he could not keep it together. He said it was the most beautifully written, beautifully sung song he would ever hear.
On Sept. 3, a memorial gathering was held in Joplin.
People that knew Jason well would say he was kind, intelligent and witty. Jason lived his life the way he wanted to. He put others' needs in front of his own and very seldom asked anything from anyone. He was bothered when others would worry about him.
Honey, you will always be remembered and greatly missed by all those that knew and loved you. We will forever keep you close in our hearts.