Jason Delphis Racine

June 17, 2016


Submitted by Johnny Rodriguez


Jason Delphis Racine, 42, died unexpectedly on May 23, in Burlington, Vt. Jason was born on November 10, 1973 in Burlington the son of Emile and Bernadette (Enos) Racine.


He had graduated from Milton High School in 1992. He attended Champlain College and graduated with an associate degree in Computer Networking in 1999. Recently he had worked for the Milton Building Supply. Numerous other jobs included Shearer Chevrolet, Green Mountain Harley Davidson, Vermont Federal Credit Union, Google, Dealer.com, RealPage Inc.


He enjoyed the outdoors immensely, including camping, hiking, fishing and hunting. He was also a very talented artist. He had numerous skills which included unique drawings, woodworking and painting. Most especially important to him was working on his Native American crafts. He had a great love for his Pima cultural heritage, which he strived to live in his daily life. He was always willing to help anyone in need, and was thought of fondly by many. He had a very kind heart and a great love for his family and friends.


The loves of his life are his two daughters Makayla and Cheyenne. Jason is survived by his daughters Makayla and Cheyenne Racine and their mother Jessica Arnold all of St. George, his parents Emile and Bernadette Racine of Milton, his sister Luella and Joe Bushar of Polson, Montana, his brother Darcy and Rena Racine of Jay, Vt. He is also survived by his nephew and nieces Nathan, Monica and Imani and by several uncles, aunts and cousins. Special aunts in Arizona: Gloria, Virginia, Rhoda, Elvira, Martina, Marjori, Barbara, and Jeannette.


Native American Prayer­:

Oh, great spirit Whose voice I hear in the winds, And whose breath gives life to all in the world, Hear me, I am small and weak. I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice. Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy - myself. Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. So when the life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.