Jayden Seth Torales
Jayden Jade Sock
October 19, 2005 – July 16, 2022
Born to Tara Lynette Schuurman in Salt Lake City Utah.
Jayden was born a beautiful boy but as he grew, he realized that he felt much more comfortable identifying as female. She will be referred to as such. Her chosen name as a female is Jade.
Jade was very kind and compassionate. She always sought to help those in emotional distress. She was unselfish and never required much from anyone. She was a leader among her peers and always tried to lead towards kindness and acceptance, helpfulness and service. She was much like her beautiful mother is this way.
As a child Jade was an absolute delight. Playful, funny, sweet natured, curious and extremely intelligent. She loved to sing and had a beautiful, sweet voice. She loved to doodle and draw from an early age.
Jade loved to read and spent much of her time doing so through her childhood. Of course, she fell in love with the Harry Potter books and she, her mother and Auntie Erin became big fans.
As Jade grew older, she became interested in video games and loved playing alone or with friends in person or online. She created an online persona she called Sock. She was a very accomplished and skilled player. She and her Uncle Jai (J Michael Schuurman) shared that passion.
Jade loved to draw and paint. She wrote poetry and played the bass guitar, keyboard and dabbled in drums. She was starting to write lyrics and bass lines. Her Uncle Madison was a huge inspiration for her musical practice.
She had a strong, keen mind and loved to think and explore things intellectually and critically. She was much more intelligent than most but was not arrogant or condescending.
Jade was and is truly loved by her family and friends. Her sweet nature, her smile, her laugh will all be missed greatly by all she touched.
When Jade’s mother Tara died in 2019, she was taken in by her maternal grandmother Lynette Young and husband Billy Walker. She was cherished by her grandmother who claimed her as her 5th child.
Jade is survived by her Grandmother Lynette Young (Amma) Billy Walker step grandfather.
Erin Lang, J. Michael Schuurman, Madison Call her aunt and uncles/siblings.
David Cohen her stepfather.
Mike and FernEtta Long maternal great grandparents
Rene Schuurman grandfather, Sherry Schuurman step grandmother
Jeannette (Oma) Schuurman great grandmother
Hunter Schuurman, Logan Schuurman, Tyler (Mary) Quinney, Conrad (Libnie) Quinney
Jade was preceded in death by her mother Tara Lynette Schuurman Cohen.
A viewing will be held at Larkin Sunset Lawn
2350 East 1300 South Salt Lake City
Wednesday July 27th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers or money that donations be made in Jade’s name to any of the following organizations:
The Trevor Project thetrevorproject.org
The Cole Project www.ccofpc.org
Encircle Salt Lake City encircletogether.org