ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jayson Voorhes. We will remember him forever.

Jayson R. Voorhes, 50, died suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

Jason was born Aug. 13rd, 1967 in Tulare, California, and spent majority of his life as a resident of Sonora.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Kathryn and Doug; his Son, Mark; His brother and sister, Adam and Deanna; His Step-sisters, Christine & Ashley; two nephews Miles, and Drex; one niece, Cherokee, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of sending flowers, the family has set up a gofundme page to help cover the costs of his funeral services. Any donation, no matter how small is greatly appreciated.

https://www.gofundme.com/lovingjayson

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10th, at the Heuton Memorial Chapel. All are welcome.

400 S Stewart St, Sonora, CA 95370

A celebration of Jayson’s life will follow directly after. Location TBD

We encourage everyone to share their memories of Jayson to help celebrate his life and bring comfort to his family in their time of need.  

Posted by Anne Mota on August 14, 2021
Jayson, I think about you almost every day.  I miss your smile. You had SUCH a beautiful smile. I miss your heart. You had SUCH a beautiful heart. I hope you know how much we all loved you. Fly to the angels. I will see you again when it's my turn to go home to be with the Lord.
Posted by Kathryn Preston on August 13, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday
You are always with us in memory & spirit.
Love You So Very Much. Can’t wait to see you on the other side.
We think of you & talk of our good times every day. Until then, Love & Blessings. 
Posted by DeAnna DeLeon-Lahman on August 13, 2020
Happy Birthday Jayson! Miss you on Our birthday, good times, good times! The costume parties were the best!!! Austin Powers was the best
See you in time on the other side where you can tell me all over again how I was the best birthday present you ever received big brother
Posted by Anne Mota on January 27, 2020
Jayson, I have been thinking about you all day today! I hope you feel my thoughts. I love you and miss you!
Posted by DeAnna DeLeon-Lahman on January 27, 2020
Give G-pa a hug for me and I will hug Mark for you, peace.
Posted by Anne Mota on August 26, 2019
I miss you every day Jayson, hope you had a Happy Heavenly birthday! I am a little belated, but I know that you felt my thoughts on your special day. 
Posted by Anne Mota on January 29, 2019
My dearest Jayson.... so many moments have passed where I have had you on my mind. Actually, I think it's you talking to me within my soul. I think the moments that you are in my thoughts are moments when your spirit is reaching out to me. You were such a good friend and you gave me love, strength, and hope when I needed it most. You believed in me when some of the most important people in my life did not. I have missed our connection, our communication, I have missed the magnificent person that you are. That spirit of yours is still alive and I hope that heaven is all it's cracked up to be my friend. I will love you always. ~Anne
Posted by Beth Parker on January 28, 2019
We have taken our first trip around the sun without you and I know I am feeling it deep in my soul.  Tell you what....next time we come here together, let's lighten it up a little. We both grew a lot in this life, but the growth was really painful,huh? One awesome thing ...we brought a beautiful life into the world. 
I pray that the pain you were in is over. 
I will tell your grandchildren all about you and make sure they know what an amazing grandpappy they had.
I love you and miss you.
Posted by Kathryn Preston on January 28, 2019
Dear Jayson, A year has passed. You are still with me every day.
I love you so very much.
 Thru this year so many people have contacted us about how you saved their life. How you were there for them at their time of need.
Their Need of wisdom, spiritual support, kindness, understanding.
Words of how your art represented important steps in their life. How your art encouraged them every day. How your laughter encouraged & healed their soul
We Love You Jay, We Miss You Too.
I know you are flying high with the coolest, wisest Angels. Is that a Harley or a Gold Wing you are riding thru the clouds???
Love & Great Blessings to all Mom
Posted by Christie Zuverink on January 27, 2019
Over the years, I have looked for you but never found you. Decided to look again last week and found this page. I think I was in shock at first because I didn't cry. I looked at all the pictures, recognizing you in the ones from your youth but not the ones in your adult years, well except for the eyes. I would know them anywhere. The next day it hit me and I couldn't stop crying. I am here on this Earth and you are not. You changed my life, Jayson. You never knew it and now I will never be able to tell you. I loved you deeply then and will forever hold you in my heart. May you be at peace.
Posted by Anne Mota on August 14, 2018
Hope you had a Happy Heavenly birthday yesterday Jayson! I miss you every single day. Love you always. Until we meet again. <3
Posted by Shannon Barthe on February 9, 2018
Rest in peace my friend. Thank you for being a part of my life. You will always be in my heart.
Posted by Anne Mota on February 5, 2018
30 years ago, Jayson Voorhees and I became friends. Through the years we had our share of good times, bad times, love, laughs, arguments, sadness, happiness, and without a doubt, we most certainly knew how to have a damn good time every moment we were together. 

As of late, we spent most of our time together as artist and subject as he shared his amazing artistic talent with me by tattooing me with whatever design my heart desired. When I got sober he was one of the most supportive, loving friends out of everyone. He made sure I knew I was a badass who had overcome so much. The way he looked at me was with nothing but pure love and admiration. I'll never forget that gentle smile. I'll never forget the way his eyes touched mine, so proud of my transformation. The love in his eyes is imprinted in my soul. The encouragement and love that he offered that day changed my life forever. I KNEW I was on the right track. I KNEW I was doing the right thing.

To say I'm in deep pain and suffering is an understatement. My thoughts are those of sheer and utter disbelief. I don't know what world I'm in. I don't know which way is up. Between the confusion and tears, I'm at a loss. Sad. Frustrated. Heartbroken.

On MLK day, Jayson sent me a message. Just 3 words. I. Love. You. I was having a really bad day and he knew it. The comfort I received from that simple phrase warmed my soul. My reply was that I loved him also. So very much. 

Jayson, if you are watching, if you could see inside my heart, know that my love for you is undying. I will miss you tremendously. You will always live on inside my heart. You will always be a part of me. I'll see you on the other side my dear friend.
Posted by Michelle Johnson on February 2, 2018
I TOO AM IN SHOCK. I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO BACK TO LAST WEEK AND HAVE THAT HOT CHOCOLATE WITH YOU. EVEN THOUGH WE DATED WE MOVED ON TO THE BEST FRIENDSHIP. WHAT WILL I DO WITHOUT YOU. YOU REASSURE ME WHEN IM SCARED
WHEN IM LONELY YOU ALWAYS MAKE IT BETTER. IM SO EMPTY. INSIDE. I CANT WRAP MY HEAD AROUND THIS. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART JAYSON

I WILL FOREVER HAVE AN EMPTY SPOT . LOVE FROGGY
Posted by Christine Ronayne on February 1, 2018
My heart aches because you're gone.
Posted by Beth Parker on February 1, 2018
Two days before you left this world I was thinking of you.
I was wondering if soul mates have lives together when they just can't live together in harmony.  I've known you for eons and I know I'll see you again.  I also know that you have found the peace that you have been desperate for. Thank you for helping me bring our beautiful son into the world.  I love you, Jayson.  Always and always. Moo.
Posted by DeAnna DeLeon-Lahman on January 31, 2018
I love you jayson...there are no other words to suffice. Rest in peace brother.

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Posted by Anne Mota on August 14, 2021
Jayson, I think about you almost every day.  I miss your smile. You had SUCH a beautiful smile. I miss your heart. You had SUCH a beautiful heart. I hope you know how much we all loved you. Fly to the angels. I will see you again when it's my turn to go home to be with the Lord.
Posted by Kathryn Preston on August 13, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday
You are always with us in memory & spirit.
Love You So Very Much. Can’t wait to see you on the other side.
We think of you & talk of our good times every day. Until then, Love & Blessings. 
Posted by DeAnna DeLeon-Lahman on August 13, 2020
Happy Birthday Jayson! Miss you on Our birthday, good times, good times! The costume parties were the best!!! Austin Powers was the best
See you in time on the other side where you can tell me all over again how I was the best birthday present you ever received big brother
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