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Jason Heath Boneck
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1974
Washoe County
Nevada, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 2001
Modoc County
California, USA

Parents: Dave and Sharon Boneck.

Jason Heath Boneck was an active young man who managed to beat all the odds at the time he pulled through a liver transplant on October 20, 2000.

It was totally unexpected and following a bout of flu that the 26-year-old Jason passed away at his Cedarville, Calif. home on Saturday, January 13, 2001. "He was doing awesome with the transplant and we'd just talked to his doctors," described his wife. Jason had returned recently from the National Finals Rodeo. He lived a full life, for his young years, and was doing what he wanted to do. His plans for the new year included going back to school to get his diesel mechanic license.

"Everybody loved him. He was a great guy, with a great sense of humor," described his wife. "He was a great husband, a good provider and a very, very thoughtful person."

Jason met the love of his life in Luvina Shultz, who was still in high school at the time they met. He was just a year out of high school, having graduated from Surprise Valley High in 1994. The two knew that someday they would marry, which they did on August 8, 1998 in Reno, Nev.

While in high school, Jason was active in Future Farmers of America and participated in high school rodeo competition. He had been a bull rider since his teen years. It was something he loved doing, but was told he had to give up, because of his liver. He stopped riding bulls, but remained very involved around the sport. When Jason graduated from high school, he was honored with a Southern Oregon Kiwanis Club scholarship award.

He was born on November 26, 1974 in Reno, Nev. and was the middle child of the Boneck family. His family had always been very important to him.

He was known as a young man always on the go. Jason enjoyed riding all terrain vehicles on the weekends and was an avid collector of everything from miniature toy tractors to rodeo and Nascar memorabilia. He was working as a ranch manager and mechanic for Brown Farm Equipment in Cedarville.

Jason had made Modoc County his home for the past 12 years. He knew his community and folks he didn't even know, rallied for and cared about him and his family throughout his medical journey. "He was a great guy who would want people to remember him with all smiles and laughter," his wife told the Record.

He is survived by his wife Luvina Boneck of Cedarville; his parents Dave and Sharon Boneck of Lake City; brothers Robin Boneck of Las Vegas, Nev.; KCee, Paul and Josh Boneck, all of Lake City; sister Shawna Fournier of Santa Maria, Calif.; grandparents Lawrence and Dorris Hull of Reno, Nev.; great-grandmother Bonnie Newsom, Paradise, Calif.; and numerous nieces and in-laws.

The Rev. Dr. Ben Zandstra will conduct services at the Cedarville Community Church in Cedarville on Monday, Jan. 22 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Lake City Cemetery.

(Obit published in the Alturas, CA "Modoc County Record" on Jan. 18, 2001.)
Lake City Cemetery
Modoc County
California, USA
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Dec 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81798428
Jason Heath Boneck
Added by: Paulette Kelly-Carter
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