Dylan James Stoddard affectionately known as Pup, DJ, Deej, aged 21, passed away on Tuesday March 27, 2018 at his home of 4 generations on Cassia Street in Boise, Idaho. Dylan was born April 1, 1996 at St. Luke's hospital in Boise, Idaho.
Dylan began his education at Boise Christian before ultimately completing his diploma as a 4.4 GPA valedictorian at Borah High School in 2014. Dylan had many academic achievements including the United Dairymen of Idaho Distinguished Student Award and South Junior High People's Choice Award. Dylan was a member of the Boise Rotary Scholars and the National Honor Society. He was also awarded a 4 year academic scholarship to Boise State University where he attended and was recognized as a Honors College student. Dylan had the opportunity to join the Air Force Academy, with a recommendation from former Governor Cecil Andrus, instead he chose to become a corpsman in the United States Navy Reserves.
Dylan played 8 years of Little League baseball and 3 years of American Legion Baseball as a Borah Senator. He was nicknamed "The Stallion” by his coaches because he was quick to steal 2nd base after being the leadoff hitter. Dylan was a passionate and accomplished hockey player. He played 8 years of competitive hockey as a Junior Steelhead and 3 years as a member of the Borah-Capitol-Meridian team where he was a fearsome left winger. During his career Dylan racked up numerous hat tricks, was a team captain, and also a member of the 2011 State Bantam Championship team.
Dylan’s many personal hobbies included years of golf with his dad, snow boarding, fly fishing, 4 wheeling, skate boarding, rollerblading, ping pong, paintball, frisbee golf, billiards, swimming, modeling, and motorcycle riding. Star Wars rose above many of Dylan’s interests and remained a steadfast passion throughout his life. Dylan also loved Hip Hop music and was just beginning to create his own songs and vision for himself as an artist. He loved freestyling with his friends where he could display his quick wit and creativity. Dylan was humble and let the light shine on others rather than himself, even though he couldn’t help shining so brightly. He had boundless energy, enthusiasm, and a desire to challenge himself. Dylan was known for his quirky noises and impressions which gave laughter to everyone. His mom encouraged him to pursue comedy so that his joy and laughter could be brought to the world.
Dylan was respected and loved by everyone as a young man with a heart of gold. He touched the lives of countless friends and peers that looked towards him for inspiration, humor, and love. He always had thoughtful words and deeds, a bright smile, and a spirit that would uplift anyone he encountered. He never overlooked and opportunity to help others in their times of need. Dylan was raised and baptized Christian. His faith and love for Jesus Christ led him to seek out fellowship and service. He participated in many community service events, including Rake Up Boise and Paint The Town. Additionally, Dylan took tremendous pride as a mentor for youths at Grace Elementary School.
Dylan is survived by his loving parents, Steven and Lisa Grace Stoddard and his two older brothers Aaron James Hodges and Nicholas Scott Stoddard. He is also survived by many other relatives, including his uncle Jody, aunt Tina, and cousins Bonham, Celton, and Gayle. Dylan’s extended family also includes uncles Jim, Bruce, Tim, Greg, Brad, aunt Terry, and his cousins Jessica, Monica, Thor, Stanley, Stacy, and Dustin.
A Celebration of Dylan's life will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Cloverdale Funeral Home Chapel at 1200 North Cloverdale Road at 6pm.