Jason Savala

Jason Savala passed to the next life in Glendale, Arizona on August 3, 2018.  He was born March 4, 1978 in Kanab, Utah to Manuel and Katherine Savala. Jason had two brothers, Adrian and David, and one sister, Shelley.

Jason lived with his family in Fredonia, Arizona where he attended Fredonia Elementary until 1987. He moved with his family to Glendale, Arizona in January of 1987.  Jason graduated from Independence High School in 1996.  He earned his associate degree from Glendale Community College in 2003.  Jason attended Arizona State University West Campus working towards a degree in Secondary Education.

Jason would find his passion as a Native American Student Advisor with Phoenix Union High School District for many years.  He also worked as a security officer at Maryvale High School.  Through the years of working for Phoenix Union he was able to influence and mentor many young lives.  One of Jason’s many qualities was being able to talk to the youth through encouraging words, humor and up-front talks.  As a result, he has helped many Native American students graduate from High School who otherwise would not have.

Jason was a great mentor and had a positive impact on many lives.  His big personality and humor will greatly be missed by his family and friends.

Jason is survived by his parents Manuel and Katherine Savala, brother David, sister Shelley, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by maternal grandparents Kimball and Berdina Bacon, paternal grandparents David and Gevene Savala, and brother Adrian Savala.

Services were held August 10th and 11th, 2018 at the Kaibab Paiute Reservation, with burial in the Kaibab Tribal Cemetery.  Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.


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