Our son’s earthly life left his body on Friday, October 13, 2023. He is now resting and enjoying eternal life with his brother Jamie. He knows no more pain or suffering and is in his Heavenly home and in the eternal care of his savior.
Jason Miles Lanquist was born to Donald James Lanquist Jr. and Jamie Kay Harrell Lanquist on December 11, 1977 in Marshall, Texas. After the birth of his sister in 1980, the family moved to Yukon, Oklahoma. It was here that Jason met his best friend Brent Clemmons and his first baseball coach, Jess Schweinburg. With Jess and his other coach Jim Provence, Jason’s summers were filled with fun, meeting new friends and learning life lessons. He went to Parkland Elementary and loved playing baseball and football, collecting baseball cards, and being with friends. One of his greatest childhood achievements was saving Princess Peach in the Legend of Zelda.
Jason continued to achieve as a teenager and was well liked at Yukon High School, where he played on the varsity baseball team, and made good grades. He also mowed lawns in high school for family and friends. After graduating from high school in 1996, Jason continued his education at the University of Central Oklahoma with a BS degree in MIS. During college, he worked at Yukon National Bank as a drive-through teller, where he made many friends.
After graduating, Jason moved to Frisco, Texas where he started his first job in the oil and gas industry at Roughneck Systems, Inc. After a few years in Texas, Jason moved back home to Yukon, where he went to work for High Mount Exploration & Production, then Devon Oil and finally Continental Oil and Gas. Jason made a name for himself in the oil industry as an innovative thinker and a dependable worker, where his expertise in oil and gas programming combined with his geological knowledge made him a sought-after employee.
In Oklahoma, he met and married his high school classmate, Shelley Welborn. Jason and Shelley were blessed with three wonderful children, McKenna, Parker, and Chelsea. They had many wonderful times as a family and Jason treasured his time with their children, watching McKenna play softball, attending Parker’s soccer games, and cheering Chelsea on in gymnastics and ballet. They were Jason’s life and reason for living. His children never gave up or stopped loving their father through the difficulties in his life. With true regret, the family wished they could have saved Jason from his demons and could have helped turn his life around to the happy and caring person we all remember.
Jason is predeceased by both sets of his grandparents, several aunts and an uncle, cousins and his beloved brother Donald James (Jamie) Lanquist III. He is survived by his parents, Donald James Lanquist, Jr. and Kay Lanquist of Yukon; his sister Lindsey McConnell and his brother-in-law Joseph McConnell of Yukon; two aunts, Joeda Lanquist of Yukon, and Beth Vanlaningham and husband Gary of McAlester; numerous cousins and extended relatives, several lifelong friends, and his beloved children McKenna, Parker, and Chelsea Lanquist of Yukon.
The family is appreciative of flowers, or if donations are preferred, they can be made at Yukon National Bank through the “Lanquist Children’s Fund” for the children’s college funds and other expenses.
His life will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with interment following at the Yukon Cemetery.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, OK.