Jace Bahl | J.C. Richard Bahl

February 12, 1981 – August 6, 2023

Our beloved son and brother has gone to be with his Lord and Savior.

He is survived by his father, mother, sister, brother-in-law, twin brother, extended family and many friends.

Jace lived on Whidbey Island from birth to 25 years. He attended South Whidbey Schools. He then moved to Olympia, WA his favorite town. He also lived in Spokane with his father at various times. Every other day they would hike for hours together and enjoyed doing this activity so much.

Jace became an avid Nature Photographer. His favorite subjects were trees, sunrises and sunsets. His images were unique one of a kind perceptions.

He also liked gardening and growing plants and flowers and went so far as to try cloning many varieties.

As young adults he and his brother and their friends went to many musical concerts both outdoors, like the Gorge, and indoors in various venues. They also went to fairs, festivals, and a VW Car Show each July. So began the collection of the VW buses.

Jace went to the Burning Man Festival in Nevada two times. For their 30th Birthday, he and his brother flew to Las Vegas to celebrate.

For Jace it was always about “the ride”. He could drive anything that had wheels.

It is said “ It is not the destination but the journey that describes your life.”

His was memorable, unique, fearless and unpredictable. He was compassionate and passionate about everything and everyone he loved and cared about. For his entire life he was a caregiver, trusted friend and listener for his family and friends.

He would want to thank his family and friends for taking this journey with him.

Before he left Whidbey Island he worked building houses, landscaping and being a mechanic. He could repair all of his own vehicles. He built a VW Convertible Extended Limo called “The Slimo” which was driven down the Main street in Langley during a Senior Parade.

Per Jace’s request on Aug. 17, 2023 he took his ride down Main Street in Langley in a Black 1998 Cadillac Hearse to his place of rest among his friends at the Langley Cemetery.

He was a patriotic man, loved his Cadillacs, Voting, the American Flag, and believed in “Made in the USA”. He would want his legacy to be one of “Love & Hope.”

All are welcome to visit his place of rest and peace.

When entering the Cemetery, first right, park, look downhill, see Large tree, bench and small flag.

The Bahl Family would like to acknowledge the Special People who were so caring and helpful in the burial of our Jace.

eCare Mortuary

City of Langley

The Gabelein Family