- 23 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 30, 1990
- Place of birth:
Missouri, United States
- Date of passing: Apr 9, 2014
- Place of passing:
overland park, Kansas, United States
|"Cubbybear," you will be forever remembered! Thank you for never allowing lifes ups and downs to change that wonderful personality. We will always miss and love you dearly....|
"My son Gage not a day passes that I don't think about what a wonderful young man and son you always were, I can still see your beautiful warm smile each day. I feel blessed that God gave me the privilege of being your father. I treasure all the wonderful memories and good times we had. Love you always my son!"
"Happy Birthday, Gage. You're still in our hearts and minds."
"I met you at a place in both of our lives that were extremely hard yet your outlook on life and actions helped pull all of us through. You brought laughter to a place designed to destroy happiness and hope. Thank you!!"
"Vic my brother....no words....just love. I will keep everyone of you in my prayers. Mike Collins"
"To the friends and family of my brother in Christ Gage Young. I'd like to share with you a special story about Gage's faith in The Lord. I didn't know Gage very well, but he had a lasting impact on my life. Around a year ago I reconnected with Gage's girlfriend Kristen on Facebook for the first time since high school. After reading some of her Facebook statuses I could tell she had a deep love for Gage. I sent her an encouraging message reminding her of The Lord's love for her and I made sure to pray for Gage that night too asking God to continue working in his life. I remember seeing another one of her Facebook statuses later on talking about how Gage had been reading the scriptures and how he had a new desire to let God back into his life again. I remember praising God that my prayer for Gage had been answered. My prayer now is that Gage's family and friends will be encouraged by the legacy of faith this young man left as an example for us. Though we mourn the loss of Gage, he left this earth with Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and we can be comforted by knowing we will see him again when The Lord resurrects those who are asleep. And on that day, God will wipe away every tear and we will finally inherit our eternal rest and our heavenly home. I'm looking forward to the day when I can look Gage in the eye and tell him thank you for the legacy of faith he left for us. God bless you all in Jesus name."
"Gagey, it still seems like a bad dream that I cant wake up from, I cant believe that your really gone. I want you to know how blessed I feel to have had you in my life. I will always cherish the good times we shared growing up together playing and exploring at Grandma's, playing tricks on you, your amazing sense of humor, sleep overs, riding fourwheelers, and your beautiful smile. I feel that being the only girl in a family full of guys has made me a very tough person, and you guys have always had my back. I know these past few years were rough and that you are in a better place, watching over all of us. No matter how things ended I will always remember you as our little Cubby Bear. You were such an intellegent, kind, caring person, and not a day will go by where we do not think of you! You are already missed more than you know!I love you Cuz, always and forever until we meet again!"
"Cubby Bear my son and best friend I miss you and love you more than I ever thought possible! I know you are in God's hands now and that you will be watching over me for the rest of my day's here on earth. Until we meet in heaven you will continue to live in my heart each and every day!
Love you son!!!
"Gage and I used to be best friends throughout elementary through most of high school. I have millions of memories of adventures Gage and I experienced, but I figured I would just share the one that sticks out most in my mind when I think about my time with Gage.
When we were in 7th grade my family moved to Houston, Texas. I was super sad because all* (*I didn't have many friends besides Gage) were in Kansas. A couple months after settling in I found out that my parents arranged for Gage to come hang out with me for a couple weeks. I was beyond excited. Gage was the guy who got me into all the high adrenaline sports I played: racing ATVS, hockey (I remember everyone on the other teams was afraid of Gage because he was so competitive and aggressive), and playing paintball. The neighborhood I moved into in Texas was great for all of those activities.
One day we decided to "ride around". If any of you really knew Gage "riding around" was more like "lets find the most insane, stupid shit to do and lets try it." So, we come up to this huge mud bank and Im pretty skeptical. The mud in Texas is extremely thick and really hard to get out of. Gage decides to give it a shot. He's on my father's brand new Yamaha Kodiac,a big fuckin' rig, and prepares to blast through the bank. Right when he hits it he flys over the bars because the mud was so thick. Laughing, I tell him to keep going. He jumps back on and realizes he isn't going anywhere. The quad is starting to sink in the mud. Naturally we both start freaking out. We both jump in the mud and try to push/hold the ATV up. Nothing. Finally Im like damn dude, were going to have to call my dad and get his truck to pull it out. Mind you, Gage was about 15 at the time and Im 14. He comes and is obviously super pissed. Gage and I get a 30 minute lecture on how careless we are... yada yada... kind of typical for Gage and I to get those talks when we hung out together. He starts to try to pull it out and breaks off the bumper of his truck and his ATV. At this point my father is raging mad. I look over at Gage and we both kind of have smirks on our faces. Eventually we get it out, get lectured more, then probably went and played paintball in the woods.
Gage was a huge part of my life. He was my only friend for a long time in my earlier years. Im going to miss him for his crazy, free-sprirted antics. Going to miss sneaking into old building and having awesome adventures. Hope to see you later Gage. I love you dude. I hope you found peace."
"Its barely been a day since we lost you Cubby and I have never felt such a deep ache in my heart. It still doesnt seem real...This family loved you so much and WE ALL saw such awesome potential in you. Thank you for the last memories being that of you smiling, laughing and loving. I know you truly wanted to beat this horrible affliction in your life and it was evident by your actions in the final weeks by attending those meetings with me. I always felt like you were so responsible and mature even as a little guy. I know the last few years were tough, but you always seemd so strong even when most people would have thrown in the towel. Thanks for your support and will never forget our pact to help support each other. I, along with your brothers, Dad and loving family will make it our mission to keep your memory alive every second of every day. We can be reassured in the thought of being reunited one day in Heaven. Will always love you!!"
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