Dayton Dapree Gage

Jul 12, 2020
Gage, Dayton


Celebration of Life to take place noon, Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Riverloop Amphitheatre and Expo Plaza, 225 Commercial Street, Waterloo.




May be directed to the family


Dayton Dapree Gage, 14, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, July 12, 2020 at home from Graft vs Host Disease.

He was born March 4, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, the son of Jeremy Malone, Sr. and Emily Gage

Dayton completed Franklin Middle School and would have started 9th grade this fall at Cedar Rapids Washington High School.

He wanted to be a pediatrician when he grew up. Dayton liked his video games and drawing. He was very intelligent, and a witty and funny kid.

Dayton is survived by his parents; two sisters, Jamiah Malone (13), and Serenity Malone (10); two brothers, Jeremy Malone, Jr. (8) all of Cedar Rapids, and Antoine Williams (24) of Waterloo ; maternal grandparents, Tina Gage and Carlos Phillips of Waterloo; paternal grandfather, Tre Sallis of Waterloo; seven aunts; four uncles; and 15 cousins.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Laressa Sallis and Arron Morris, Sr; and maternal great-grandparents, Lana Gage, Larry Gage, and Linda Phillips.

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  1. Helen Cochran | Aug 02, 2020

    I was checking on services for a friend and I saw this. I have never added a message for someone I have never met but this young man must have been a true pleasure to know. My heart aches for your loss, family and friends.                            When you see the brightest star in the night sky maybe it's his smile or laughter shinning down on you or maybe a warm breeze will bring a happy memory to you.                                                I pray you wil be comforted by the love that you all obviously had for him.  

  2. Diane Spading | Jul 16, 2020
    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.   Riley had the pleasure of meeting Dayton at Franklin and they soon became friends.  Each time Dayton spent the night with us I had the pleasure of listening to their laughter as they played video games in the bedroom.  No matter how bad of a day he may have had you would never know by the way he was always smiling.  He truly was a courageous young man!  
  3. Addie Sullivan | Jul 15, 2020
    I Went To School With Dayton, and He Was The Sweetest, Most Kindest Boy I’ve Met. He Just Loved Talking To People, and I Loved Talking To Him. I Just Can’t Believe This Happened To Him. But Now That This Has Happened, His Pain Is Gone, and He Won’t Have To Deal Woth It Anymore. We Love You Dayton, You Will Never Be Forgotten🙏��🕊💜
  4. Jordan | Jul 15, 2020
    I went to school with Dayton and he was one of the strongest people I knew. He always walked into class with the biggest smile and never failed to make me laugh. I am heartbroken to hear what happened and cant imagine what youre feeling. Youre in my prayers 🙏�� fly high dayton. you will be missed by so many 🥺💔
  5. Ryan Harper | Jul 14, 2020
    i wish i was giving the chance to know you, you were such a strong kid, i only met u once, we talked about so much. Hopefully there is another side to life, ill defiently be looking for you when i make it!!💙
  6. Rose Stone | Jul 14, 2020
    love and prayers to you all❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏
  7. Aleshia Moore | Jul 14, 2020
    Im so hurt he was a amazing kid he made me laugh in taught me things black never give up don't throw the towel into easy you don't lose you win I'm praying for his mom and dad my nephew and my niece love you guys I'm so so sorry for this loss Dayton will be our angel he has touched so many people throughout his life people loved him all over the world I just thank God I got chance to know him thank you guys for sharing him with us it's very hard but now we have to give them back to the Lord no more suffering😭😭👼🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💔💔💔💔❤❤❤
  8. Michelle Lindquist | Jul 14, 2020
    It was sad to receive this news.  I hope the family feels surrounded by God's Love and God's Blessings.  The family will be in my prayers.  Michelle   
  9. Cheryl Demuth-Kresser | Jul 13, 2020
    My deepest sympathies to your entire family. There are no words to express how sadden I am for what pain you all are enduring during this very difficult time. What a courageous young warrior Dayton was. He has touched so many. RIP Angel. Your pain has ended🕊🕊❤❤💙💙

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