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Facebook Memorial Page Set Up to Honor Jackson Roos

The 12-year-old died in a zip line accident outside his Redmond home on Wednesday.

Update, 2:45 p.m. Sept. 27: Roos Orthodontics has posted a message on its website thanking the community for its support:

The whole Roos Team is devastated by the loss of the Roos' eldest son Jackson, this week. We appreciate all the calls and emails of love and condolence that have poured in.

We will update this page with further details as and when they become available. The practice will be closed on Monday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 2. Jackson's funeral will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, details to follow.

We will also be keeping current patients updated with practice hours and information by email going forward.

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Original post: A Facebook memorial page has been set up to honor Jackson Roos, the 12-year-old boy who died in a tragic zip lining accident outside his Redmond home on Wednesday.

On the page, which had more than 800 fans as of Thursday morning, Jackson is remembered as a "happy, active, loving boy" with a "tender-hearted attitude." 

Jackson was the son of Julie and Bryan Roos, an orthodontist who owns Roos Orthodontics in downtown Redmond. He was in the seventh grade at Evergreen Middle School.

"Our family's thoughts, hearts, prayers, and many tears are with the entire Roos family on this tragic occasion," one contributor wrote. "Know that your son was loved, and that he touched many lives in his brief time in this world."

SereneLoveCheung September 27, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Our entire community is grieving today. Jackson could not have had a more amazing family. I met his mother, Julie, nearly 6 years ago when our twins were born & in the NICU at Overlake. She is one of the kindest people you could ever hope to meet and her love lights up everyone. You can see that kindness and beauty in her son. Our hearts ache for the entire family, the community and so many that were touched by Jackson. We all hope that our love will help to shatter the devastation Julie & Bryan are feeling.
Caitlin Moran September 27, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Serene. My heart goes out to everyone who knew Jackson, and especially his family and friends. I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through.
Kathleen Moss September 27, 2012 at 09:52 PM
There are no words when it comes to the loss of a child. I will pray for Jackson and his family and know that his light will always shine.
Jeanne Gustafson September 27, 2012 at 11:50 PM
You can easily see from the photos shared on the Facebook page what a loving and close family this is. I can't imagine their loss.

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