Chase Johnson Cook
Chase Johnson Cook was born in Gunnison Sept. 9, 1989. He grew up here surrounded by friends and family and graduated from Gunnison High School. He was a smart, strong young man who naturally drew a crowd around him. Although he was not very keen on sports he did love the outdoors and was active. Chase moved to Medford, Oregon in 2010 to be close to his mother and sister, Soren. He had a good job opportunity there and wanted to see another part of the world outside of Gunnison. For some reason, once Chase left home, making friends did not come so easily anymore. Chase took his own life June 23, 2012. He chose a pretty quiet secluded spot on the side of a mountain not far from his Medford home. Chase left this world and those who loved him with many unanswered questions at the very young age of 22 years old. Th e privacy and seclusion of the spot Chase chose eluded all of us until now. Although he is no longer with us in a physical sense, Chase will always be part of our lives. We are so happy to have shared the time we did with him. Chase will continue on through us and in the love we have for him. We are grateful he is no longer suffering and we miss him everyday. Chase is survived by Brenda Johnson (mother); Todd Cook (father); his sister Soren; his grandparents and so many friends from Gunnison. Thank you all for your well wishes, support and prayers.