OBITUARY

Lloyd Jayson Dreckshage

February 3, 1968January 31, 2019
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Lloyd Jayson Dreckshage, aged 50, passed away January 31, 2019, with his husband by his side in Austin, Texas. Jayson was born February 3, 1968 in Dallas, Texas to Delores and Ronald Dreckshage.

After a obtaining a degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin, Jayson found a different calling in the medical field and went on to obtain a master’s degree in nursing from UT. After working as a neonatal nurse, he completed a post master’s neonatal nursing program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. As a neonatal nurse practitioner, Jayson devoted his career to caring for those babies who came into the world too soon and worked to give them every chance to have a rich, full life. He took his work seriously and coupled it with a boundless compassion that made him successful. He sincerely enjoyed the people with whom he worked and built strong relationships with many of them.

Jayson treasured his friendships. His laughter and effervescent humor were the highlight of any gathering. To know him and to spend time with him was to truly feel a joy of life. Anyone who had the good fortune to share in friendship with him will deeply miss him.

Jayson enjoyed spending time with his family, the adventure of travel, and doing home projects. He could do anything he set his mind to do – and often did. Whenever Jayson set a goal, he’d achieve it. He and his husband recently built their dream house together and shared in the joy of making it a home. While he and his husband traveled to many places in the world, once their daughters were born, they spent most of their vacation time in Cancun, Mexico, one of his favorite destinations.

He is survived by his husband and best friend, Jakob Franzen, daughters Olivia Grace and Juliet Gabrielle, and his parents Delores and Ronald Dreckshage. He’ll also be forever missed by his sister, Shannon Barnes, her husband Keith, and their children Taylor Barnes Reynolds, her husband Jordan, and Caitlyn.

A memorial service celebrating Jayson’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, TX. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).

Services

16 February

Celebration of Jayson's Life

2:00 pm

Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home

2900 Williams Drive
Georgetown, Texas 78628

REMEMBERING

Lloyd Jayson Dreckshage

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Vicky Bidlack, RN, BSN

February 16, 2019

As I write this memory, my eyes are filled with tears. After working with Jason at Round Rock Medical Center as well as North Austin Medical Center for more than 14 years, I came to know this amazing NNP as being very cool under pressure, and quick on his feet. I honestly can never think of a time I saw him lose his cool even in the face of some very challenging situations. As I learned of his passing, I sat in shock and dismay. We shall all miss this amazing caregiver, friend, and NNP. What hurts the most will be tuning into Facebook waiting to see Jason's latest family posts of his beautiful family, especially his Christmas portraits and knowing that he will be watching those gorgeous girls grow from a higher vantage point. We love you Jason, and miss you but are happy in knowing that you have transitioned to a beautiful dwelling where the babies are always smiling.

RIP Dear Jason.

Delia Salazar

February 13, 2019

How lucky I feel to have gotten to know Jayson while working together at NAMC. His boyish, effervescent smile and quick, delightfully sarcastic humor made us instant friends. Over the years, I got to know him outside of work and enjoyed wine and cheese nights with him and Jakob. He was a gifted NNP, cook, and home do-it-yourselfer. His smile, compassion, humor, and friendship will be missed.

Holly Haby

February 12, 2019

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Jayson, I have been blessed to have known his husband Jakob almost all of my life. The beautiful smiles on their faces and the precious stories of their precocious beautiful daughters has been so wonderful to see through the years. My love and condolences goes out to them and their families.
My love to Jakob and the Franzen Family,
Holly (Henry) Haby

Becky Estes

February 12, 2019

Jayson we are so sorry you are gone but you will never be forgotten. Always loving and professional. What a loss we all feel.
Until we meet again my sweet friend.
Condolences to the family.
Becky and John

Holley Palmay

February 9, 2019

Jayson's obituary was forwarded to me by a mutual Cancun friend today. So saddened by this news. We visited with each other in Cancun in October where I would see him each year. The connection came about because I live in the Austin area as well. I met him and Jake when Olivia was still a baby. I noted in the fall that he did not seem well and I am profoundly sorry that he had to leave his loving family at such a young age. My heart and prayers go out to them. He was a treasure.

Sonny and Diana Reynolds

February 9, 2019

We met Jason and his husband in Cancun the fall after they adopted Olivia. He was a grin from ear to ear and beaming with pride over his first daughter. Jason was a kind and caring young man with a heart of gold. We feel privlidged to have known him . Our heart breaks for his family.

Mary League

February 8, 2019

We love you, Jayson! You will always be in our hearts. Your smile, compassion and the very special way you made us all laugh so hard will never be forgotten. Our wonderful trip to Cancun together is a treasured memory. You will live on through your sweet girls.

Mary, Zoe and Syd

Juanita Bhatnagar

February 6, 2019

Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories! I am very saddened that such a talented, loving, compassionate, supportive soul has been taken away from us too early.
Words can’t even begin to express how truly remarkable Jayson was. I always knew that if he was the nnp on call that I had to discuss a neonate with then all of my my apprehensions would quickly dissipate knowing that he would always answer all of my questions and gladly examine the infant without any qualms. I worked with Jayson for almost 18 years and am going to miss him dearly. I am so sorry. The world lost a gentle loving compassionate soul.
RIP Jayson

Amy Simme

February 6, 2019

When I think of Jayson I see him with his fun scrub cap and yellow gown flowing behind him being the super hero he was. He could calm the NICU storms, be a friend by listening, make anybody smile and do it all in a gracious way. He had such an impact on so many lives, he will forever be remembered and missed.

Emma Hart

February 6, 2019

Whenever I think of Jayson the image I see is him flitting through the old St David’s NICU, the yellow nylon gown he always seemed to have on, billowing out behind him, and a big smile on his face! He was a joy to work with and everything you could ask for in a nurse - compassionate, intuitive, intelligent and fun. His premature passing will leave a huge hole in so many lives. Forever in our hearts. RIP Jayson.

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