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Jason Golden Theobald

November 17, 1982 — August 10, 2023

Jason Golden Theobald, of Cedar City, Utah passed away on August 10th, 2023.

Born November 17, 1982 in Las Vegas, NV. He was the third of five children born to Mark Golden Theobald and Gale (Theobald) Cooper, their first son. He came into this world with beautiful red hair, full of personality, a happy rambunctious boy. 

As a small child Jason was always curious about everything in life, and it often got him into trouble one way or another.  In 1982, the song “Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood became his theme song. It forever stuck with him throughout his life.  

Jason spent most of his childhood in Las Vegas, NV before his family relocated to Tonopah, Nevada.  This became his home from fifth grade to tenth grade. He learned so much living in a small town, and met many of his lifelong friends there. After his parents divorced, he followed in his sister Meleisha’s footsteps and moved to Santa Rosa, California to be with their dad. They had a bond that could not be broken. Jason graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 2001.  

Having a special way of looking at life, he was extremely intelligent, was a gifted mechanic, and could fix about anything he put his mind to. He was the person that would give his last dollar to help someone in need.  He would enter a room and make a joke on an instant. When he loved, he loved with all of his heart. 

As a young adult Jason found himself in a bit of trouble and worked extremely hard for many years to get himself onto the right path.  

In 2008 Jason met the love of his life, Jennifer Wilkinson. They were married on June 30, 2012.  Although they did not have children of their own, they played a big part in raising his nieces Cassidy and Nikki, and his nephew Stephen. He was always there for his nieces and nephews, made sure they got to school, signed them up for softball and gymnastics, and made sure to be the best uncle he could possibly be.   Jason wanted nothing more in his life but to have a family of his own. Jason and Jennifer later divorced.   This left a huge hole in his heart. 

Jason worked for Roy’s in Santa Rosa learning many skills, qualifications, and requirements for the State of California; ultimately, taking him from working at a private company to working for the City of San Francisco’s sanitation department.

Santa Rosa was Jason’s home for 25 years, he loved everything about the big city.  He loved being so close to Bodega Bay to dip his feet into the ocean, and taking drives along the coast. Jason was never grounded. He was always on the go, keeping busy, or lending a helping hand.  

In 2020 he relocated to Cedar City, UT to be closer to his family.  His past always would catch up to him living in small town.  He could never catch a break, if he didn’t have bad luck, he wouldn’t have had any luck. 

He will forever be remembered for his heart of gold, hugs he gave to everyone he knew, and for always loving unconditionally. His heart and soul can finally be free of pain and suffering. His presence will forever be missed by the many peoples’ lives he touched. 

 He is survived by his sisters Keely (Chris) Ball, Meleisha Allen (Brian Songer); brothers Christopher (Mandy) Theobald, Travis Theobald (Tiffany Werner); brother-in-law Donald Allen; grandmother Carol Theobald; his nephews Ryan and Riley Ball, Stephen Ampier, Hudson Theobald; his nieces Cassidy (Tony Loyola) and Nikki Allen, Payten and Addi Theobald, and Reagan Ball and Great Nephew Myles Loyola

Preceded in death by his mother Gale Theobald Cooper, step father Jim Cooper, step mother Lori Brannen, and father Mark Theobald.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Cedar City, Utah at a later date. 

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