ASPEN, Colo.–On the strength of his shoulders, many were carried and on Oct. 10, the extended Aspen family lost their son, Jace Lou Michael. Jace touched the lives of everyone he knew as a son, brother, an uncle, a godfather, a teacher, a husband, a student, a friend and a guide–he was also a master in the art of deception and tragically, in the darkest of moments, took his own life.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 2 at the Mountain Rescue Aspen Headquarters. Jace’s ashes will be spread on Aspen Mountain on his birthday, Dec. 29.
MarySue and the family are planning a memorial garden in Stockton in honor of Jace. Donations can be sent to the Jace Michael Memorial Fund at the Forreston State Bank, 996 W. Fairview Rd., Freeport, IL 61032.