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DOHOGNE, JACOB PATRICK

Posted By Whitney & Murphy On September 9, 2020 @ 12:03 pm In Obituary | 19 Comments

Jacob Dohogne

Our son, Jacob Patrick Dohogne, peacefully passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Jacob, often hailed by “JP”, was born November 24, 1998 at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Jacob was the eldest son and is survived by his Father Mark Dohogne, Stepmother Marilyn Dohogne, Mother Jill Anderson, Brothers Adam Dohogne and Luke Dohogne, Stepbrother Tom Preston, and Stepsisters Aubrey Atkinson, and Sofia Preston.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1998, Jacob was diagnosed with a fatal heart condition. Jacob was given a blessed miracle on April 20, 1999 at Denver Children’s Hospital. Jacob took every advantage of this blessed opportunity with faith, courage with resolve, and strength of character. In other words, “Grit”. Jacob graduated St Mary’s Parish school, Heritage High school, and Colorado State University with a BS in marketing…. All with Honors.

JP was a thrill seeker. Jumping off ladders, going fast on anything with wheels, or standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon with no guard rail just weeks ago. The secret purchase of a motorcycle racing helmet in high school confirmed the “gene”. JP was extremely loving, caring, intelligent, educated, and blessed with humor. JP watched informational videos much faster than normal speed to learn faster. He became extremely knowledgeable on cars, motorcycles, firearms, hunting, fishing, camping, survival skills, and airplanes. He was also fascinated by the history of World War II. JP built over 25 different models of WWII airplanes and hung them from his bedroom ceiling in formation. JP enjoyed many camping, fishing and hunting trips with family, and loved the outdoors. JP loved the game of baseball. He played in the Arapahoe Youth League and played through sophomore year at Heritage High School. His coaches always commented how well he understood “the game”. Jacob also loved bacon by the pound, and peanut butter smeared on hamburgers!

JP’s sense of humor and laugh was one of a kind. He recognized extreme oddity in situations and exposed off the wall perspectives. His statements made people pause to recognize the sarcasm. He also accelerated any unwanted conversation by answering with only 1 word (yep – nope – sure), earning the title of “1-word Jake” from nurses and doctors. His wit kept you on your toes.

Jacob was diagnosed with cancer in his senior year of high school, where family and friends, and the Heritage HS baseball family came to his side with incredible love and support. Despite chemotherapy, JP achieved a 4.3 GPA while taking AP Chemistry and History. He enjoyed tormenting nurses by turning off the alarms and removing his own I-V after treatments, as he wanted to be anywhere else but in a hospital. JP was in and out of remission 3 more times during college, and still graduated on time. With a job offer in hand, JP had plans to move to Houston TX, as he loved the heat and the potential of fishing in the Gulf. The last diagnosis was dire, although he NEVER gave up, and faced it head on, again with grit. No matter how miserable the situation, or how high the pain, he never complained or felt sorry for himself. Jacob never wanted anything handed to him, he always wanted to earn it.

His heart never failed him and was the toughest kid we know! We were blessed with a fun-filled summer with family and a beautiful passing into our Lord’s arms while Mark and Marilyn held him. He will be dearly missed by the many lives he touched and inspired. We love you Jacob!!!

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, a cancer research center of your choice, or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and hug your kids every chance you get.

Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 19 , 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

On October 7, 2020 a Mass will be celebrated at Noon, at St. Mary’s Parish, 6853 S. Prince St. Littleton, CO 80122.
Reception is TBD

 

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Condolences for the family of “DOHOGNE, JACOB PATRICK”

Condolence from Barry Hartnett on September 10th, 2020 7:06 am

So sorry for your loss my friend. May God comfort you all in this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Sheila Cummins on September 10th, 2020 10:03 am

A beautiful tribute to an amazing young man! May your memories of Jacob bring smiles and laughter to balance the the tears and pain. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.
Love, The Cummins Family

Condolence from Tyler gibbs on September 10th, 2020 11:06 am

I worked with Jacob a few times a week at the Colorado State University rams horn dining center. It wasn’t the most glamorous job but Jacob always made it more interesting and fun. We always worked the pots shift which required scrubbing pots and we would play classic rock and roll and always finish our job early. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, he will he missed and God bless.

Condolence from Chris Mashburn on September 10th, 2020 11:18 am

Mark and family, Words are not adequate to express my sympathy for you. I loved being a part of the transplant team that worked your family early in Jacob’s life. He did indeed have GRIT, and certainly you did as well! The long, difficult wait for a donor heart, not knowing from one day to the next if you child will be given a chance is one of the most difficult things a family can go through. In reading his obituary I would definitely agree that Jake lived his life to the fullest. You surrounded him with love from the very beginning, every minute of every day, he was blessed to have you as a father Mark.
I’m so glad I had an opportunity to be involved in Jacob’s life in some small way.
Chris Mashburn
former transplant coordinator

Condolence from Melanie Opitz on September 10th, 2020 12:12 pm

Such an incredible young man! His life will forever be imprinted on our hearts. Sending you condolences from Colorado.

Condolence from Nikki Snow on September 10th, 2020 2:44 pm

I was saddened to hear that Jacob passed away. I only knew him a little, but I can tell his light will be sorely missed as he moves from this world. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Daryl Iraola on September 10th, 2020 7:50 pm

He’s a great kid, my condolences to the family, rest in peace bro!

Condolence from Dale Bergman on September 11th, 2020 9:00 am

In the end we are defined not by how we handle blessings in our life but how we handle adversity. JP will always be remembered for his tenacity, dry whit and Perseverance that serves to be an example to all of us. May God give your family peace in the assurance of a glorious future reunion.

Condolence from Robert, Barbara, Daniel, Joseph, and Bobby Zurawski on September 11th, 2020 11:27 am

To express our loving remembrance of Jacob, the strength and virtues he brought to our world, and the hurt we all feel from his passing . Our condolences and prayers to you,

Condolence from Hugh on September 11th, 2020 6:21 pm

On behalf of the LK Ranch in Meeker, CO, we offer our deepest and sincerest condolences to the entire Dohogne family, and all those whose lives Jacob touched- as he did ours. Jacob and his brother were our guests for the youth elk hunt some years ago, and we got to know the Dohogne family in a personal way. We all bonded over a safe and successful hunt, and watching Mark teach his boys how to process their own elk was a wonderful sight. May God Bless you all, and we trust that Jacob is fully restored in the Kingdom, where we will One day meet again.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Respectfully,
The Klinglesmith family, &
Hugh & Courtney Fadal

Condolence from Elena Statham on September 13th, 2020 3:11 pm

Jacob always seemed to be smiling. That’s one of the things I remember most about him. He was always joking around, especially messing around with his younger brothers Adam and Luke, and having the biggest smile on his face. I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. He was such a beautiful person who brought so much joy to those around him. He is dearly missed❤️

Condolence from Rick Iacabucci on September 13th, 2020 5:01 pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jacob and the entire family. He was a great person with a huge smile. We are all better people from having the privilege to know Jacob and all of his family. God Bless.
Rick, Helen, Danielle, Jordan, Anthony Iacabucci

Condolence from Richard & Rusanna Poling on September 13th, 2020 7:42 pm

Jacob was given this amazing gift of life and he lived it to the fullest. The many years of joy and beautiful memories will never be forgotten, they will always be with you. My heart breaks for you Jill, Jacob was very lucky to have you as a mother. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire family during this difficult time.

Condolence from JEROME NAGORSKI on September 14th, 2020 3:42 pm

RIP Jacob. Prayers and my sincere condolences.

Condolence from Karl Leaf on September 17th, 2020 7:48 am

Extremely heartfelt sympathy to the Dohogne Family–can’t imagine the pain in losing such a fine young man. Hope you take some comfort in knowing so many friends and family are thinking of you.

Condolence from Jenna Sopfe on October 1st, 2020 7:48 am

I am honored to have been one of Jacob’s oncologist. He was a joy to take care of – always keeping us entertained and on his toes. I vividly recall him in his hospital room, surrounded by his huge college textbooks, working away as he received chemotherapy. I was, and still am, inspired by him and his dedication to living for himself and his goals. I am so sorry, Marilyn and Mark and the rest of the family, for your loss. You are all so strong and loved Jacob so fiercely. Thank you for trusting me to care for him.

Condolence from Fr. Michael Rocha on October 8th, 2020 6:29 pm

Rest in peace brother! In the bond.

Condolence from Denise DIckson on October 12th, 2020 7:06 am

Hello Mark and family, Reed told me of Jacob’s passing and my heart just sank. What an energetic and smart kid he was. He always made me laugh because he always seemed to be smiling or studying objects like he he couldn’t wait to take them apart and put them back together again. Jacob reached out to Reed earlier this year and they talked about getting together for a drink. Like all students, Reed seemed to busy. He said to me, “Mom, I wish I’d gone out with him.”

I’m so sorry for everyone’s loss, how sad for all.

Condolence from william loyer on October 24th, 2020 8:25 am

Please know that you are in my prayers . You were blessed to have a son like Jacob. May God give you comfort and peace now and as time goes by.

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