Isaiah James Stall, 21, gained his angel wings in his mother’s arms on December 2nd, 2023. He spent the week surrounded by family. Private viewing will be on December 8th at The Natural Funeral, followed by water cremation—a public funeral to be at a later date.
Isaiah was born at Presbyterian St Luke in Denver, CO, on December 28th, 2001. Isaiah was a lover of music and attended several concerts. His favorite was the Foo Fighters, whom he saw many times. He enjoyed listening to his daddy play the guitar and sing to him. Isaiah loved watching football, his favorite being the Las Vegas Raiders. Isaiah had a special bond with his grandparents and enjoyed watching the news and reading stories with them. Isaiah loved to travel. He and his mom took many trips. His first was a make-a-wish trip in 2012, where he took his mom, aunt Tanya, and cousin Alexis to Disney World. He had a blast walking around each park and loved meeting some of his favorite characters. It was a trip of a lifetime, and he never stopped smiling. Isaiah loved to go to California, and he and his mama made many trips. On his last trip, he got to take his daddy to California for the first time. He was so excited to go to The Rainbow Bar and Grill and see where Harry Nilsson hung out, Hollywood Guitar Center and see the giant Eddie Van Halen mural, and Laguna Beach, where one of his favorite drummers, Taylor Hawkins, grew up. He giggled while we walked down the street and saw classic cars driving by and honking at him to say hi. Isaiah’s dad was excited to take him to the ISKCON Temple in Los Angeles. Being in Srila Prabhupada’s personal garden meant a lot to both of them. Isaiah heard stories of all the deities and was welcomed with open arms by all devotees. Everyone loved to listen to him giggle. His energy and happiness were welcomed and cherished.
Isaiah always had a smile on his face and a laugh that was contagious. He was the happiest guy and lit up any room he was in. Isaiah attended school at Overland High School in Aurora, CO and graduated in 2020. Isaiah was the class clown at school and enjoyed going to school every day. He liked being the school coffee shop greeter and told everyone, “Good morning.”. He took his job very seriously with lots of giggles, smiles, and snorts.
Isaiah’s favorite thing to do was to go to concerts. He went to so many shows. He has seen Foo Fighters, Metallica, 30 Seconds to Mars, Mastodon, Gojira, Alice In Chains, POD, Flyleaf, Rob Zombie, KoRn, Jane’s Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Idol, Ed Sheeran, Halsey, New Kids on the Block, Salt n Peppa, Debbie Gibson, Stevie Nicks and Ringo Starr to name a few. He was Stevie Nicks’s special guest at one of her shows in Denver: He thought it was no big deal because, of course Stevie would want to meet him. He’s such a little rockstar. He met so many musicians over the years and was loved by them all. He met Garth Brooks even though he wasn’t sure who he was; he did it for his very excited mama.
Isaiah loved his 2 pit bull dogs, Oliver and Ria. They love him so much. They were always by his side. They knew when he was feeling bad, and they would jump up to his bed to cuddle with him and watch his game shows. They were there when he took his last breath, and we know he will visit them and show them how to get all the peanut butter. Isaiah has always had a special place in his heart for animals, and we were so happy to have such loving dogs who were so gentle with him.
His favorite place was in his room with his mom, dad, and dogs. He loved to watch old game shows and Josh Scott videos on YouTube. Isaiah’s giggles and smiles are infectious, and we will forever hear his giggles when the sun catches our face, when we hear a Foo Fighter song or a funny noise. Every time we watch Family Feud, we will remember his giggle and how much he loved Steve Harvey. Whenever we see a motorcycle on the road, we will always think of him. If we see a train, we will hear “Peep, Peep” in our heads. He will always be with us, and we will miss him every second of the day.
We are so very thankful for those who made efforts to come see Isaiah, not only at the end, but his whole life. Knowing Isaiah was a privilege, loving him was easy and having him love you back was nothing less than magic. We are thankful for those who didn’t shy away, wore masks, got vaccinated and did whatever they could to protect him from getting sick these last years. We were able to enjoy him longer because of those sacrifices and no words can express our gratitude. Being careful just meant, the party came to him, which he preferred. He was always down for that. He brought the giggles and everyone else brought the love.
Isaiah is survived by his mother, Jenn Stall, and father, Chuck Ball, both of Englewood, CO; dog siblings Ria and Oliver Ball, of Englewood, CO. Grandpa, Don Stall, of Scottsbluff, NE. Aunts: Tanya (Micheal) Madsen of Torrington. WY, Kristy (Todd) Weglin of Yoder WY, Yasmeen Hernadez and Jessica Jones of Englewood CO, Kristle Campbell (and kids) of Lincoln, NE, Brandi (Thomas) (and Nova) Everson of Las Cruces, NM, Whitney Morgan of Greeley CO and his “Tia” Antonio Tafoya of Taos, NM. Uncles: Neal (Kelly) Patel of Princeton, WV, Bill Stall of Bayard, NE, Doug Stall of Torrington, WY, and Mohammad AbuMuwar of Englewood, CO. Family friends who became family, Leeland and Neela Jim and children of Aurora, CO. Best friend and “sister from another mister” Alexis (Jacob) Bostron, and children Jasper and Azalea of Lingle WY. He had a special relationship with his cousin Brittany Milstead of Torrington, WY, he loved to sit with her and sing and she watched him many summers while mom worked. He had a soft spot for his little cousins, Zoey, Penny, Riley Weglin and Ansel Milstead, all of Torrington, WY, and Addison Stall of Bayard, NE. He loved to go to the zoo with them and watch them play. He really enjoyed being a “big cousin”. Isaiah also had numerous other cousins, family friends, and loved ones.
Isaiah was preceded in death by his Grandma, Sharon Stall. Grandparents, Ann and Ed Ball. All of which we know were waiting for him and met him with lots of hugs, kisses and many joyous tears. Along with many other family and friends who couldn’t wait to meet him or see him again.
The family would like any donations to be made in Isaiah’s name to local animal shelters (specifically Dumb Friends League of Denver), Denver Hospice, or Project SolFLower.
The family would like to thank Denver Hospice for all the kind care we received during Isaiah’s time with palliative care and hospice. Every nurse, social worker, doctor, volunteer, and office worker went above and beyond. We felt so much love and care from everyone there. Big thanks to Cat, Deidra, and Ammie, our last nurses who cried with us, hugged us, and answered every question.