Jaxon A. Maricelli, 22, of Missoula, passed away unexpectedly on October 11th, 2021, of undetermined natural causes. He was born on July 29, 1999, to Jennifer (Rich) Maricelli and William Stevenson. Jaxon was a beloved son, brother, grandson, and friend. He was a student of the Loyola Sacred Heart Community, where he flourished as a young man and found a brotherhood that will last a lifetime.
To know Jaxon was to love Jaxon. His spirit was contagious and his desire to help others unmatched. There was not a stranger he encountered that he didn’t love or wouldn’t do anything for. His heart and passion for friends that became family is indescribable. The brotherhood of young men he was surrounded by was unparalleled. Many will go a lifetime without finding such support in a group of friends. Jaxon found strength in being together and felt most alive when surrounded by loved ones.
Jaxon was a lover of music, LSU football, and being in the great outdoors. He had an incredible knack to quote movies and could give the best Grinch impersonation. His free spirit and outgoing personality allowed him to experience joy in all aspects of his life; he truly lived in the moment and never took anything that seriously. You could always count on Jaxon to provide a laugh when needed.
Jaxon is survived by parents, Rich and Jenn Maricelli, William Stevenson; Grandparents, Jack Fontana and Colleen Maricelli; Siblings, Joe, Abbie (Geoff) Hamers, Taylor (Grant) Boynton, Andrew and Dominic. He is met with love by Paternal Grandparents John and Margaret Stevenson; John Maricelli and Maternal Grandparents Louis and Linda Hutchins, Edward Duncan and beloved Boston Terrier, Murphy.
A celebration of life will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church on Thursday, October 21st at 11am with a light reception to follow at St. Anthony Parish Life Center. All are encouraged to attend and share memories of our sweet boy. Arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Missoula Catholic Schools Foundation in his name. Donations can be mailed to 300 Edith St, Missoula, MT 59801 or online at mcsmt.org.
“Love is stronger than death, even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries, it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.” -Anonymous
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