Jason Michael DeGeus was born November 3, 1991, in Hood River, Ore. He died June 18, 2017, as the result of a tragic automobile accident near Mosier, Ore.
Jason was raised in Odell, Ore., where he attended Mid-Valley Elementary and Wy'east Middle School. He graduated from Hood River Valley High School in 2010. He attended Columbia Gorge Community College and earned a two year degree in the Wind Energy program, then worked as a technician for General Electric in Arlington, Ore. During his early years in school, he was involved in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Little League and always participated in the Community Education basketball and soccer programs. He was involved in 4-H for seven years, raising goats, pigs and turkeys. His love for the outdoors started at a very young age as he hunted deer and elk with his dad and got his first bull elk on his 21st birthday.
He worked at Orchard Lanes for six years because of his love for bowling. He participated in many tournaments and was a member of the 300 Club. He loved anything that involved the outdoors from golfing, disc golf, snowboarding, fishing, hiking, hunting, morel mushrooms hunting, camping. He also loved to garden and had the biggest green thumb. In the last few years, he became a rock hound and couldn’t wait to share his latest find. But his number #1 passion was motocross. He lived to ride. If he wasn’t riding he would watch it on TV or play it on his Xbox. He raced competitively in the Classic 7 series at the Washougal MX Park and was a member of the AMA and has #972 sanctioned.
He was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Seahawks and was beyond happy when the Cubs won the World Series last year and the Seahawks the Super Bowl win few years back. He left an impression on everyone he came in contact with, lived life to the fullest and accomplished a lot in just 25 short years. He was an amazing son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend to many people. He will be missed terrible by all who loved him. “May His Laughter Always Be Louder than the Braps of a 450, and May We Never Ride Faster than He can Fly.”
He is survived by his mother, Cindy DeGeus of Hood River, Ore.; father, Doug DeGeus (Barb) of The Dalles, Ore.; sister, Ashley DeGeus (Chase Wendel); niece, Shyla Wendel; nephew, Danner Wendel of Prineville, Ore.; grandmother, Erma Conder of Des Moines, Iowa; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Harold and Jeannie DeGeus, and grandfather, Ronald Conder.
A celebration of life will be 4 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at 3901 Neal Creek Road, Hood River (Take exit 64 from I-84, go 7½ miles up HWY 35, turn left onto Neal Creek Road for a about mile and it will be on the left) in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the diabetes association. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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