Family and friends gathered at Eagle Valley High School to share memories and say goodbye to Jake Brock.
His young life was cut short, but in death a family and community come together to celebrate life. In the gymnasium where his track record hangs those who cared about Jake say goodbye. According to friends, you couldn't ignore Jake's beaming smile or zest for life. Jake's father, Vern, spoke at the service and told the crowd that Jake will live on through organ donation. His corneas, organs and limbs will be donated, and his dad says because of this, someday you may come eye to eye with Jake once again.
Former teachers, friends and teammates, including the Mesa State Mavericks Hockey Club, were in attendance and all remembered one thing that Jake could not live without, Mountain Dew. In a paper he wrote for school, Jake's own words were shared. He talked about how hockey was like life, extremely tough at times but if you wanted to get anywhere you had to get to the puck first.
Even though he only had 19 years, Jake Brock will forever be remembered in the small town where his family has lived for generations.
The funeral for Jennifer Kois, the other teenager killed in the tragic accident, is scheduled for Thursday in Brighton.