Jordan Alexander Mair departed Sept. 3, 2020, after a long battle with depression and anxiety. Jordan died by his own hand at his favorite spot overlooking evergreens and a waterfall in a mountainous area near his home in Washington. Jordan was 24 years old.
Jordan was a beautiful baby and energetic little boy. He loved to be outside. If he was not forced to be indoors, he was outside. He loved getting into mischief. The world was his playground and he would make his own adventures. In his early years he would make anything he could climb in, over, or through part of his adventures whether dishwashers or washing machines. Upon obtaining a driver’s license his playground expanded and you could count on him doing his best to get stuck somewhere. Jordan loved the mountains and wild places and sought out those places to help clear his mind and recenter himself.
Jordan’s love for the outdoors influenced his relocation to Seattle, Washington, upon reaching adulthood. In Seattle, Jordan attended and graduated from the Divers Institute of Technology in underwater welding at significant personal sacrifice. Jordan struggled to find suitable employment which contributed to his struggles with anxiety and depression. Jordan’s friendship with Cheyenne, the love of his life, shored him up in his struggles. Later, Jordan and Cheyenne became parents to Greyson on July 3, 2020. Jordan was the proudest father and talked about Greyson’s developmental milestones and personality non-stop. Jordan loved Greyson immensely. Jordan aspired to be the best father he could but his mental illness robbed this opportunity from him. Jordan’s memory will live on through Greyson and in every evergreen tree we see.
Jordan is survived by his girlfriend Cheyenne and their son Greyson; his mother Summer (Adam) Smart; his Father Jarom (Emily) Mair; siblings Shad, Jaxon, Henry, Braden, Sean, Karmen, and Eilee; grandparents Jeff and Sheri Harris, Ray and Sherri Smart, John and Victoria Longaker; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Lyndon (papa) and Linda (nana) Mair; his cousin and dear friend Skyler Mair; and his aunt Charity Mair.
Russell M. Nelson has said: “The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.” Our great sorrow is a testament to the love we have for Jordan. We are so grateful we had someone in our lives who made saying goodbye so hard. We miss you dearly.
An open house will be held to celebrate the life of Jordan Mair on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at The Coulter House, 175 E. State Road 138, Stansbury Park, Utah, from noon to 3 p.m. All family and friends are welcome. Due to risks associated with the pandemic we ask that all follow proper health and safety precautions as recommended by the health department. Jordan’s ashes will be scattered at a later date by his immediate family. The family would like to thank the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, Prosecutor, and Coroner; Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas, Washington; as well as family, friends, and neighbors for the assistance, love, and support at this difficult time.