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Jarrett Hill

Jarrett Hill

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Died

I miss everything. His quiet voice, his laugh and his goodness. I miss that I won't get to see him spread his wings and fly. The world lost any contribution he would've made. I miss watching him think with those kind eyes. I miss all of him.

Tell us about your loved one.

Jarrett had an intense curiosity about how things worked in society, and how to improve on the status quo. He was a problem solver, inventor and dreamer. He was generous with his time, money, and friendship; he helped anyone in need. He was an avid reader (especially science fiction, fantasy, math and chess). He was an accomplished chess player and seemed to take a break from playing lately. His technical skills with computers was advanced as he built himself a state of the art system. He loved language and Latin, and was a member of the National Latin Honor Society. He went all the way through Boy Scouts to become an Eagle Scout. In a world that is so noisy, Jarrett was a listener. The Thinker Figure by Auguste Rodin reminds me of Jarrett contemplating the world.

Tell us about Jarrett's struggle with addiction

He struggled with quitting cigarettes, and I suspected a growing dependence on alcohol. I never imagined he was at risk for an overdose of drugs. We don't know for certain, but believe it was one of his first encounters with heroin and cocaine which took his life.

What made Jarrett smile?

Jarrett had a naturally wide smile that lit up his face and revealed a heart of gold. He smiled easily while enjoying good conversation, reading one of his many books, just hanging out with the family, playing a game, or helping someone. We have many pictures of Jarrett with his arms spread apart and hands open, open to love and to life. I will never forget that pose and his beautiful smile.

What do you miss most about Jarrett?

I miss everything. His quiet voice, his laugh and his goodness. I miss that I won't get to see him spread his wings and fly. The world lost any contribution he would've made. I miss watching him think with those kind eyes. I miss all of him.

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