Jason Paul Mattax passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Socorro surrounded by his family and loved ones after his long battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma multiforme). Jason was born in LaGrande, Ore., on July 5, 1983. He spent his early years in Concord, Calif., and the rest of his childhood in Sammamish, Wash., graduating from Redmond High School. Jason moved to Socorro where he attended New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, receiving his bachelor's degrees in math and computer science, and master's in computer science; he was continuing his education toward a master's in mathematics. Jason lived life to the fullest, even after being diagnosed with cancer. He enjoyed bike riding, hiking and the outdoors, along with seeking a thorough understanding of all matters, including God. He was employed as a computer scientist for NMIMT. He served in his church and volunteered at the local food bank. Jason married Heather McNeil on July 18, 2009, who survives him. He is also survived by his parents, Brian and Sharon Mattax; his brother Andrew Mattax; and sisters Esther and Abigail Ruggles, along with many friends, family and extended family in the Lord. All friends and family are invited to attend the funeral services to celebrate a loving and giving man who left his earthly home to be pain free and at peace in the loving arms of his Lord. A graveside service was held Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Socorro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and donations may be made in Jason's honor to Angel Flight West, which provided many flights for medical appointments for Jason's treatment in California, at www.angelflight.org or the Socorro Storehouse Food Pantry at www.foodpantries.org-Socorro. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Jason's care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801