Jared was born March 30, 1971, and passed away unexpectedly of illness October 19, 2018.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Yumi; his sons, Kai and Kou; his parents, John and Jann; sisters, Jennifer and Vicky; also several nieces and nephews.
Jared graduated from Sutherlin High School and earned his degree in journalism at University of LaVern, then Southern Oregon University in Ashland. After graduating, Jared spent five years in Japan, teaching English, then later, working for an international bank.
While in Japan, Jared met and married his beautiful Yumi. They married both in Japan, then later at Fair Oaks Church so family and friends from both sides could attend.
Jared and Yumi returned to Oregon in 1999, so Jared could start a job with ODOT. He represented Region 3 and was the longest serving public information officer until his death.
There will be a memorial service at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 750 W Keady Ct., in Roseburg, OR, on November 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.