Jason Wade Crompton
Rock Springs, WY - Jason Wade Crompton, 40, of Rock Springs died in a tragic work related accident on August 22, 2016.
He was born August 14, 1976 in Evanston, WY, the son of Jay and Elsie Crompton. He attended school in Evanston and graduated from Evanston High School with the class of 1995.
Jason participated in Boy Scouts, was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He loved sports which included playing football, running in cross country and track, but his true passion was swimming. He was an All-State swimmer and is the current school record holder in several events at the Evanston High School.
Jason worked at Rip’s throughout his younger years. He attended college at the University of North Dakota. After college, he was employed as an asphalt paver on a road crew and also worked on all sorts of construction jobs, and driving trucks. He was the head boys swimming coach at Evanston High School for many years. Most recently he was employed with Questar Gas as a Crew Lead.
Jason married the love of his life Jan Marie Yerkovich on May 30, 2008. They are the parents of 2 incredible boys, Kiefer age 5, and Kadel age 2, who will miss their father more than anyone can imagine.
Jason was taught by his parents the value of hard work. He developed and perfected the skill of hard work. This attribute was loved by his employers and coworkers and probably despised by those who had to swim for him or triathletes who had to compete against him.
Jason had a zest for life. He was one of a kind with an infectious attitude. He crammed a whole life time of living into 40 short years. He participated in countless triathlons, marathons, and bike races. There are very few stretches of road in Uinta or Sweetwater County that Jason has not ran or rode his bike on and done so rather quickly. He loved being with family and loved the outdoors.
Jason was everyone’s best friend and hero. He cared about people and it showed. He truly is Superman! He was known by many aliases - Superman, Lamb Chops, Spudman, Wolfman, Uncle, Coach, but the one he is most proud of is Daddy. He adored his children and spent every waking hour caring for and playing with them. They were the focus of his life and his greatest accomplishment.
Survivors include his loving wife Jan, sons Kiefer and Kadel all of Rock Springs; parents Jay and Elsie Crompton of Evanston; parents-in-law John and Becky Yerkovich of Rock Springs; brother Chad Crompton and sister-in-law Lacy of Sayre, OK, and brother Brad Crompton and sister-in-law Gina of Price, UT; sister-in-laws Jeannie Yerkovich of Salt Lake City and Jessica Yerkovich of Rock Springs; brother-in-law Kevin Yerkovich of Rock Springs; grandmother Kate Keyes of Evanston; nieces Sadie, Sofia and Mia and nephew Luke; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ted E. Keyes, George E. Crompton, and Dorothy Harvey.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the White Mountain LDS Chapel, 3315 White Mountain Blvd., Rock Springs. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2016 at Crandall Funeral Home, 800 Uinta St., Evanston and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the church.
Interment will follow in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery, Rock Springs.
Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.