- 27 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 12, 1983
- Place of birth:
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 16, 2011
- Place of passing:
Chitina, Alaska, United States
|It will never rain on Rainbow Mountain again.|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Lance Jorgensen who was born on July 12, 1983 and left us on June 16, 2011. We will remember him forever. Everyone should know that he was doing all that he loved and creating memories and stories to share. Please share your memories and pictures with us so that we can carry on his special outlook on life.
"It was just wonderful to be with everyone on your sail this week. The most beautiful place but the worst all at the same time. You sure are missed!
*If you look under videos there is some awesome drone footage of the rock and family* credited to Seth Jorgensen"
"A lot of family went to Lance's Sail this week on the 5th anniversary of our great loss. Janice found the courage to visit the place where Lance left us. It was a difficult day for her to say the least but we all hope it was healing for her in some way.
Aunt Gloy, at 82 years, made it out to the rocks with her daughter Jan and grandson Braden from SLC, UT. Wonderful folks that have reconnected with Randy's side of the Jorgensen clan.
As Randy's likes to say, Lance's Sail is at the same time his favorite place and his least favorite place. A merging of great joy and great sorrow. We love and miss our boy Lance as much as ever. He is strong in our hearts and our minds 5 years on..."
"It's been a beautiful week with Melaina and all the Jorgensens. Please take a moment to look through all the memories shared over the years and feel happy ❤️"
"If lighting a candle means grieving for my fallen nephew on his birthday then I guess that's what I'm doing. Lance was a candle that burned bright for me and probably many of you that might read this. I think of him often especially when I'm outdoors in nature's beauty. It's there I can really feel him. Great person gone far too soon. I love you Lance."
"Thinking of Lance and his family."
"Another year has flown by. Melaina still sees your spirit and talks often of how silly you are - has to be true :) I feel so glad that she has this special connection to know you and soften the times she needs you. She has your confidence in life and I often wonder at you being at her shoulder, or in her heart. Thank you for that, it is so precious."
"Monday came and went, but your spirit is still with us. No, really! Melaina says she can see your spirit, and seems to take comfort when you are riding in the car with us, or eating breakfast with us. She also says you hang out with Buddha and Jesus in heaven....and eat lunch with them. I hope that's fun for you :)
Megan took us to lunch and to buy some perennials to plant in your memory. So far you have a tree, forget-me-knots, red poppies, and now some arctic rose bushes. (The bleeding hearts just never make it, maybe that's a sign?!)
I feel like I hardly need to keep you updated-since you're here in spirit so often! So it may be redundant to say how lovely our daughter is, and how much she is of both of us. I see you in her quirky jokes, and her strong will. I may curse you for that occasionally.... ;)
As our time apart grows longer, our daughter grows older, and our love for you remains special in her. Thank you for every moment."
"PS - Melaina ate graham cracker cereal this week."
"On your birthday, even though we can't send you gifts, I'd like you to see from where you are the little ways we remember. Not everyone would know that sharing a rainbow or riding bikes in the rain is remembering, but it is. And sometimes that makes it even more special I think? So today...Happy Birthday..."
"...today we will plant some flowers for you. When our daughter is older maybe she will see the tree Fred Scott(s) gave for you, and the flowers we plant each year for your passing and birthdays and know it was a way to spread beauty in the world. Beauty and appreciation for the little things like trees and sunrises and, of course, rainbows"
"I drove by the Lance Memorial today after my fishing was done. It is a sober reminder of the power and unforgiving force of mother nature, and an uncompromising reminder of the diligence and respect we must all pay. My condolences are with his family, especially his kids, who have to live on without him. Tonight, I light a candle, for you and for me."
"and I try to impart on her that even though she has had tragedy so early, she also has beauty and love all around her here. Little pieces of her father in her, this place, and in special people we love who know him still.
So we are thankful. For each other and this wondrous life we have together. We couldn't have done this without you, Lance!"
"Another day goes by, but as usual when the house is quiet before Melaina wakes I'm reflecting on how fortunate we still are. Making coffee and getting lunch ready for a day at home with our daughter is such a blessing and I am thankful. Thankful to have had Lance in my life, a wonderful man who left us with so much to appreciate. I love that Melaina gets to grow up in this house...."
"I miss you my cousin and am always thinking about why they took such a loving,nice,smart,hardworking go getter. We had a lot of awesome times growing up. I so wish we could've had tons more, i'll always remember you. And hope you look over my shoulder when i'm in chitina for good luck."
"(super bro) who taught me how to fly without wings before I even knew what flying was . I love and miss you lance I always will thanks for saving my life. Much love your lil sis Kayla <3"
"Because one thing I know for certain is when the time is right everything will be ok. Don't ever stop fighting for what you are believing . Because you never know, what life will be left behind and the happiness you will be leaving. I officially dedicate this writing of one to my Jorgensen dad mom and brothers most of all to lance who showed me how to fly and was my superman/brother"
"And from the path you are on you will never stray
You just have to keep hope
And be diligent
Like a game of tug of rope
The way you pull on that rope
You have to pull the strength from within you to push on everyday."
Trying to see the half full cup
But you have to hold on
Because in time you will be with every lost loved ones
I know this because today I am filled with joy
Like a child reunited with a long list toy
Just as certain as the winter snow melts away"
"I wrote this on my way back home from our house on Sharon .i dedicate this to my brother who taught me how to fly.- Revelation-
I know what you've been through
The pain ,the hurt ,being broken and used.
To be unknowing of where you'll end up."
"thinking of you . . .
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~Emily Dickinson"
"You would be proud of your girls, Lance.
You are missed."
"We have been thinking about you today. When I tucked Melaina in she gave me "daddy kisses" :) and I gave some to her. She even gave me "daddy knuckles" which doesn't happen often!
Love and hugs (and knuckles!),
Heather and Melaina"
"Happy Birthday, Lance. Prayers and love to family and friends."
"A brother a best friend:) all I have is great memories of you and on fathersday all i can say is you guys did awesome! I miss u! Love all of you!"
"Happy Father's Day to my wonderful Daddy!! We went camping and had lots of fun. We went in our new camper with Lucky and some friends. I ate too many marshmallows when Mommy wasn't looking. But I bet you saw!! Yesterday we saw a hawk and it made us think of you too.
Mommy and I shared extra hugs and kisses for you today! Love, Melaina"
"Lance is so often in my thoughts. He is a part of so many memories. I hope the passage of time is helping to ease the pain of losing him and that peace is coming to all his family and friends."
"We think of Lance often and pray for peace and healing for Randy and Janice and his lovely wife and daughter we never met. I've tried to think back to when we all were kids and remember some great story to share but all I can really remember is how it was nearly impossible not to smile or laugh when Lance was around. We are thinking of all of you today. Mike & Heather"
"I am aware of the sadness and grief that family and friends continue to have on a daily basses and I have come to believe that
it all our deep love for this man, this father, this son, this friend, this brother, this husband, this nephew, this man of the earth who that came
to visit us for such a short time. Our hearts are full."
"Buffy and I are thinking about and remembering Lance today! I had the opportunity to see the memorial on the Copper River this last week! Very moving and thoughtful. He has been missed by many this last year!"
My nephew, my friend. I am so sad you left us so soon. I think of you often and will always carry you with me in my heart. You were such a special individual in your own unique, unassuming way. I love you and will never forget you. Wishing you were here...."
"We have thought about you Heather, Melaina, Janice, Randy, Shane and especially Lance every day for the last year. You will all be on our minds today for sure."
"I would like Lances' loved ones to know I feel truly blessed to have known Lance. He inspired me more than any young person I have known.I am confident while he was on this earth he knew how much he was loved and respected. (And what better gift to leave this earthly world with than that.)"
"Lance my friend my brother i grew up with him and i cant imagine it any other way from throwing cake in the fan at his 8th birthday to him getting married and having a beautiful baby girl got to see him at his best always i am honored to have spent the time i did with him"
"I'm sorry that I didn't know Lance. He was my nephew. This is Randy's sister Betty. Theron told me about Lance. My heart goes out to you and all the family!! He sounds like a great guy! I Love you!!"
"Heather, what a wonderful site you have created in Lance's memory! We think of you and Melaina all the time and hope you're finding your way. We're so glad you have her....Lance's little butterfly. Love & Hugs, Lyle and Penelope"
"I am so awe-struck at the flood of love and support everyone has given us. On behalf of Lance, myself and Melaina - please know we are deeply grateful for everything from the smallest card to diapers to all the generous donations for Melaina's future. You are all wonderful!"
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