Our son Nathan returned to his Heavenly home, early Mother’s Day morning. His passing was unexpected but peaceful. He leaves behind his parents, Nancy and Jim Sagadin, and his brother, Jason, his grandma, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Nathan was a bright light to everyone who knew him. He loved people, always greeting them with “how you doing?” No one was a stranger, just friends he hadn’t met yet. He was always happy to see you, leaving you feeling good. He had a kind and gentle spirit and was known for his beautiful smile. When questioned how he always stayed joyful, he thought about it and said, “I just do.”
Nathan worked at Fred Meyer for 12 years, where he formed many friendships, claiming that he had many grandpas and grandmas. No matter what kind of day he was having, he was always cheerful and a hard worker. When he left Fred Meyer, he liked to say that he was retired like mom and dad!
Nathan was devoted to his family and adored his brother, Jason. He looked forward to having “brother’s day” trips to Eugene and Grants Pass, no parents! He loved camping with his family, hiking and kayaking with Jason. He loved the ocean, lighthouses, and collecting shells. He especially liked traveling in the family’s motorhome and being his brother’s co-pilot.
He loved all things Disney, and going to Disneyland for his 40th birthday was one of the highlights of his life. Nathan also had an interest in Monarch butterflies and enjoyed stopping at the Butterfly Pavilion in Elkton and attending the Brookings Butterfly Festival in September. Nathan loved helping his dad and brother on the property, especially driving his tractor. He helped his mom in the garden, and liked helping cook dinner every night, he made the best mashed potatoes!
Nathan loved animals, especially his pets Winston, George, Zoey, and Marley. They loved him too, and miss seeing him every day.
Nathan was a member of the Brookings Nazarene Church, where he looked forward to seeing his Saturday night church family. He loved to socialize, greet people and sing. His family knows he is in Heaven and finds comfort in the song “I Can Only Imagine.”
“Surrounded by your glory, what will my heart feel, will I dance for you Jesus, or in awe of you be still. Will I stand in your presence, or to my knees fall, will I sing hallelujah, will be able to speak at all.” Nathan, we can only imagine!
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the ASPCA, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children.