Sam Chase Memorial Fund
On April 22, 2020, the Chase Family lost our beloved son and big brother Samuel Baxter Chase. We loved him deeply and we miss him so. Sam was a sweet, loving, goofy, fun, and protective brother to Carter, Sydney and Jackson. All the kids looked up to Sam and he had a special bond with each of them. As a son, Sam was kind, loyal, hardworking, and genuine. We miss his bright smile and frequent laugh. Sam loved us, we loved him, and all of us knew it. We are thankful for that and have no regret for words left unsaid.
Like many young adults, Sam struggled to find his path in this challenging world. He got tied up in the knot that is early adulthood.
The Sam Chase Memorial Fund works with young adults, ages 16-24, to offer clarity, support, and compassion, and is working to end our society’s objective to push kids through one defined path. The Sam Chase Memorial Fund is a voice for all young adults finding their own path, traditional or not. We will support these young adults by funding charitable organizations that provide services which may be beyond their means. We do this by covering the cost of counseling, trade schools, college counseling, and other interventions.
Thank you for honoring Sam by helping young adults find their path and thrive. Sam believed that everyone had a place in this world, and we want to ensure that every young adult finds that place. We will offer grants to those who intervene at the critical time, to highlight options, and nudge young adults onto a path of opportunity.
More about Sam:
Sam was born on February 27, 2000 in Mt. Shasta, CA. We moved to Ashland, OR in 2001 and then to Marquette, Michigan in 2005. Sam made dear friends everywhere we lived. We returned to Mt. Shasta in 2010 and Sam graduated from Mt. Shasta High School in 2018. He attended College of the Siskiyous and graduated from the COS Fire Academy in May 2019. After that, Sam worked at the Lake Shastina Fire Department, attended school, and worked at Yaks and Sparky’s restaurants. Sam loved to work hard and be part of a team.
Sam loved adventures in the mountains with his friends, especially sunrise and sunset hikes. Like his Mom, Sam loved to work out and was a phenomenal athlete. Sam loved music, fashion, and above all else, he loved his friends and family.
To get a sense of who Sam was, all you had to do was watch him play with a child. He was so loving, gentle, and playful with little ones and they were drawn to him. Sam was the sweetest big brother and cousin anyone could ask for. He would have been a wonderful father.
Sam, you are the moon to brighten in the darkest hour. May you be happy, may you be safe, may you be at peace, and may you know that you were loved. Our love for you is eternal. 227.
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