|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1967|
Singapore Downtown, Singapore
|Death: ||May 11, 2009|
Jason David Sear, 41, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., formerly of Mansfield, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2009, at a Yampa Valley medical facility, with his wife, Stacey, at his side and his family and friends nearby.
Celebration of life: A celebration of life service for Jason (children welcome) will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at K Star Ranch, 6970 Dick Price Road, Mansfield. He was buried in a family ceremony in Steamboat Springs Cemetery on Thursday, May 14, followed by a celebration of life at the Catamount Lake House.
Memorials: In place of flowers, please support the Jason Sear Memorial Fund for Cancer Services at the Yampa Valley Medical Center, in care of Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley, P.O. Box 883415, Steamboat Springs, Colo. 80488, or phone donations to 970-871-0700.
Born in Singapore on Oct. 3, 1967, Jason and his family moved to Sydney, Australia, in December 1967, and Jason spent his infancy and early school years close to the surf beaches of New South Wales. In early 1974, Jason moved with his family to Hong Kong, where he attended Hong Kong International School. After school and on weekends, Jason and his siblings explored the hillsides around the fishing village of Shek-O, where the family lived, and sailed the South China Sea on an old fishing junk shared with friends.
In 1975, Jason's family relocated to Fort Worth, where Jason attended Trinity Valley School, McClean Middle School, and Paschal High School. He graduated from the Oakridge School in Arlington, where he met the love of his life, Stacey Foster. While attending the University of Houston, Jason discovered an abiding enthusiasm for real estate.
Jason was a lifelong entrepreneur with business interests in real estate and mortgage finance. He was chief executive of Foster and Sear, a law firm based in Arlington.
Jason married Stacey Foster in 1993. Their children, Nick, Tatum and Jake, were his passion and delight.
In 2006, Jason and Stacey relocated to Steamboat Springs, a town in which they had spent many vacations and had come to love. They enjoyed regular trips back to the Lone Star state, however, and Jason welcomed frequent visits to Steamboat from Texas friends and family.
Jason will particularly be remembered for his total engagement in the lives of his own children, and for his unusual ability to relate to children of all ages. Jason and Stacey's homes in Colorado and Texas were always open to their children's friends, who dropped by to visit even when the Sear kids were not there.
Jason was a supporter of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, and several charities in Colorado and Texas.
Survivors: Deeply loved and missed, Jason is survived by his beloved wife, Stacey; their children, Nick, Tatum and Jake; parents, Tim and Judith Sear of Egan; brother, Adam, Rosann and Giada Sear of Austin; sister, Kate, Adam and Vanessa Johnson of Newton, Mass.; brother, Daniel and Robin Sear of Egan; AFS brother, Gustavo Tittoto of Sao Miguel do Gostoso, Brazil; parents-in-law, Barbara Ann and John B. Foster of Arlington; sister-in-law, Stephanie, Richard, Skylar and John Foster Gilbert; sister-in-law, Spring, Jeff, Mallory, Miller and Megan McCurdy, all of Arlington; and a host of extended family and friends all over the world.
Published in Star-Telegram on 5/17/2009
Steamboat Springs Cemetery
Plot: First Addition / Block 4 / Lot 67
Created by: Cemetery Cop
Record added: May 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36999998