It will never rain on Rainbow Mountain again.
  • 27 years old
  • Born on July 12, 1983 in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States.
  • Passed away on June 16, 2011 in Chitina, Alaska, United States.

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.

Posted by Karen Callahan on 5th September 2017
Thinking of Lance this morning. My heart still fills up when I think of the loss. My heart is with Randy, Janice, Melaina, Heather and loved ones.
Posted by Jim Woolverton on 12th July 2017
Happy birthday LJ. Just went through your pictures & videos. Man, you did a lot of fun stuff! Miss you and wish you were here!
Posted by Krynn Jorgensen on 22nd June 2016
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
Posted by Jim Woolverton on 19th June 2016
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...
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 17th June 2016
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 ❤️
Posted by Jim Woolverton on 12th July 2015
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.
Posted by Amy And Brandon Gayman on 20th June 2015
Thinking of Lance and his family.
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 16th June 2015
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.
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 18th June 2014
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.
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 12th July 2013
PS - Melaina ate graham cracker cereal this week.
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 12th July 2013
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...
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 12th July 2013
...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
Posted by Seth Baranoski on 8th July 2013
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.
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 29th May 2013
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!
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 29th May 2013
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....
Posted by Seth Jorgensen on 23rd December 2012
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.
Posted by Kayla Farrell on 2nd November 2012
(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
Posted by Kayla Farrell on 2nd November 2012
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
Posted by Kayla Farrell on 2nd November 2012
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.
Posted by Kayla Farrell on 2nd November 2012
Continu'd. 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
Posted by Kayla Farrell on 2nd November 2012
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.
Posted by Jennifer Lindsoe on 17th July 2012
thinking of you . . . Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~Emily Dickinson
Posted by Theron Jorgensen on 13th July 2012
You would be proud of your girls, Lance. You are missed.
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 12th July 2012
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
Posted by Jane Davis on 12th July 2012
Happy Birthday, Lance. Prayers and love to family and friends.
Posted by Tim Hansen on 18th June 2012
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!
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 17th June 2012
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
Posted by Jane Davis on 17th June 2012
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.
Posted by Heather Rogers on 17th June 2012
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
Posted by Ken Van Houten on 16th June 2012
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.
Posted by Forrest Kuiper on 16th June 2012
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!
Posted by Jim Woolverton on 16th June 2012
Lance, 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....
Posted by Amy And Brandon Gayman on 16th June 2012
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.
Posted by Langela Kuykendall on 12th April 2012
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.)
Posted by Philip Wells on 20th September 2011
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
Posted by Betty Storey on 9th July 2011
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!!
Posted by Penelope Noecker Culberts... on 5th July 2011
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
Posted by Heather Jorgensen on 2nd July 2011
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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