Jase Michael Pedersen, 27, passed away on September 9, 2023 in Gilbert, AZ. He was born on June 5, 1996 to Tyger (David D.) and Kelli Pedersen.
Jase, Jase Michael, JaseMike, Caboose, Mikey, Jasey, Juice, was a loving son, brother, and friend who touched the lives of many during his time with us. Despite the challenges he faced, he showed immense strength and determination and we are so proud of how hard he worked to find the courage to confront his struggles on his journey towards recovery.
He had been actively involved in the Crossroads program for several months, demonstrating his commitment to overcoming addiction and rebuilding his life. Jase found solace and support within the Crossroads, AA (Alcoholic Anonymous , NA (Narcotics Anonymous) and ARP (Addiction Recovery Program) communities and friends.
In the last few months of his life if you saw Jase he had on his “Hope Dealer” hat. He said it announced what he was and believed what his calling in life was. The sparkle in his eyes and loving accepting smile was back as he got better and better. He cared deeply for others and what they were going through and was always willing to share his story and love with them.
Growing up Jase had a passion for baseball, tattooing, outdoor living and art. He was eclectic in the people and groups he gathered around him as well as the music he loved, listened to, and made.
Jase loved to fish. From a young age he could spend many hours fishing no matter the weather or time of day or night. He carried a fishing pole in the vehicles just in case he could stop and catch a fish or two. Even when asked where he’d be, he would say he couldn’t give away the areas of his fishing spots.
Jase is survived by his parents, Tyger and Kelli Pedersen. Siblings; Lonna and Shane Hunsaker, Jenessa and Russell Lee, DP (David A,) Pedersen, Shey and Jacqui Pedersen. Nephews; Drake, Jaxon, Bren and William. Nieces; Maisey, Matilda, Sydney and Allie. His Grandmother, many Aunties, Uncles, Cousins and life long friends and their families. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandfather, Maternal Grandparents, and 2 Uncles. His memory will forever be cherished by his family, friends, and those whose lives he touched.
A celebration of Jase’s life will be held on October 14, 2023 in Gilbert, AZ. Keeping with his Māori heritage customs we will be having a hākari (feast celebration). We invite you to come eat with us and share memories of our beloved Jase. There will be an event created in Facebook so please login to get the address and parking instructions and allow us to get a loose count of people possibly attending so we can plan food accordingly.
Though Jase’s mortal life has ended, we know he continues his journey along with our loved ones beyond the veil. May he find peace in Our Savior’s loving arms. Until we meet again Jase❤️