E “Jason” Reece passed away unexpectedly in Newcastle, WA on 8/8/2018. Jason battled demons darker than his loved ones ever knew and sadly took his life on Primrose Trail Loop, Thursday afternoon. This place had a deep meaning between him and his wife as they took their dog, Jaxon there every weekend to play in the creek. Born on May 7, 1980, to Earnest “Chip” Reece, II and Polly Crossnoe in Phoenix, Arizona. Jason graduated from Washington High School in 1998. He enlisted in the Navy on October 6, 1998 and spent the next 7 years serving his country. Jason was an Amphibious Air Traffic Controller during his enlistment and his last duty assignment was on Whidbey Island, WA. Jason attended Grand Canyon University and received his Bachelors in Business Management 2015 as well as his Masters in Leadership in 2016. He recently began pursuing his Masters in Business Administration. Jason worked as a scheduling supervisor for Seattle Children’s. On August 16, 2006, Jason and Alissa Cook welcomed their daughter Devyn Mackenzie Reece into the world in Phoenix, AZ. Devyn is a beautiful replica of her father and continues to make him proud each and every day. Jason met the love of his life, Kayla (McMullin) Reece on May 24, 2011 in Phoenix, AZ. They were married on Imperial Beach in San Diego, CA on June 14th, 2013. Together they shared his love for the outdoors, traveling and sports. It was not uncommon for him to book a last minute trip for he and his wife and dog Jaxon to get out of the city and go spend time at the beach in Washington or on the Oregon Coast. Jason loved playing softball, as well as attending baseball and football games, and had a fond love for WWE. Jason loved the Oakland Athletics and his favorite player of all time was Dave Stewart. He got the honor to meet Dave Stewart in 2012 during Spring Training and had his hat signed and was able to have a baseball autographed as well. Jason was always a well dressed man that had quite a love for nice clothes. He often said he didn’t love to shop, but he had quite a clothing collection of shoes, suits, and a love for t-shirts, hats and dress socks. He couldn’t walk out of a store if they had some crazy socks that he loved, price never mattered. His recent purchases were sloths, unicorns, and he even had his favorite rap artists. He was a quiet man that remained very private, but Jason had a heart of gold and an infectious smile and great sense of humor. He would do anything to make people around him laugh. He had a gentle soul and a warm touch. Those that knew Jason would say that he was kind, caring, loving, and funny. He was honest, but sincere with his words. Jason cared so deeply about his family and friends. Jason will be greatly missed by his wife; Kayla Reece; daughter Devyn Reece; mother Polly Courtney; his In-Laws; James and Patricia McMullin; brother-in-law Cory (Maria) McMullin; nephew Landon Van Acker; niece Alexa McMullin; his best friend and fur baby Jaxon; as well as numerous friends and family. According with Jason’s wishes, he will be cremated and have a military honors memorial in Phoenix, AZ at a later date. Due to Jason’s sudden death the family has requested that any donations be made to his wife to help offset the cost of funeral and traveling expenses for burial. Please send to: Kayla Reece 13398 Newcastle Commons Drive, Apt #453, Newcastle, WA. 98059 Dear Jason… Depression lied to you. You had feelings of being worthless and a burden in my life. You called yourself an “anchor” holding me back, but what you didn’t realize, you were my rock and the anchor to my soul. Your kind smile and warm touch melted my heart. You were compassionate and gentle, and I loved the way you kissed my forehead. You made me a better human being and for that I am forever grateful. I am honored to have had you in my life for the last 7 years, but today I am angry. Angry that I don’t get the rest of my life with you, because you promised me forever. Angry that you won’t be here at the end of each day and walk in the door and tell me you love me. Angry that you won’t be there to support Devyn and take her to her dances, celebrate birthdays, holidays and one day walk her down the aisle. Most of all, I am sad. Sad I had no clue that you were so depressed, that you felt this was your only way out. Sad that you thought this was your only answer. Sad you never asked for help! I need you to know, I forgive you. I will love and cherish all of our memories for the rest of my life. You are and always will be my forever! You are my greatest adventure. I am devastated at the thought of moving on in life without you by my side. I will continue to love Devyn and I assure you that she will know how much you loved and adored her. I will tell her our stories and keep your legacy alive. Grief is ugly and emotional. I am not a pretty crier, heck let’s face it, I ugly cry. I know that each day will be different and not a day will go by that I won’t think of you. I am so sad that this is our end of life here together on earth, but I look forward to the day we meet again! Forever Yours… Boo Boo I will not hide my face or emotions, nor will I ever hide from the truth. The truth is mental illness and depression are horrible. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the country. So I beg you please, if you or someone you know is struggling with depression you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or you can call me!
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of E Jason Reece 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Issaquah, state: Washington