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Alex Jett

Age 25
Son, Brother, Father
Age 25
25

Alex had a heart of gold. He would do anything for anyone.

Candee Lisa Pensabene

Age 34
Daughter, Sister, Mother, big heart
Age 34
34

She was my sister and best friend. I miss her every second of every single day. I want to sleep more to see her in my dreams. She was my person and it still breaks me down to this day that I could not save her.

My favorite memory of my sister is our conversations on the phone and picking her up from ‘college’.

Her smile, her laugh, and her hugs

As a mother that loves her son more than anything in the world.

Elizabeth Jordling

Age 34
Sister, Mother, Aunt, Friend
Age 34
34

She was fearless from the day she was born. She didn’t let anything or anyone stop her.

Watching her when she had her first baby. She loved him so much.

Her smile.

As a fighter. She had so much fight in her. Maybe, too much. The only things she couldn’t fight were the demons she carried.

Chas E Smith

Age 34
Gifted Son Brother Compassionate Friend
Age 34
34

Overcomer of challenges. Child of the Great Spirit. Unable to fully comprehend dangerous outcomes Beloved.

Spiritual to his core. Beloved.

Spirited conversations on many topics. Loved History and indigenous peoples history.

As a Spiritual Conduit to the Great Spirit.

Chas E Smith

Age 34
Gifted Son Brother Compassionate Friend
Age 34
34

Overcomer of challenges. Child of the Great Spirit. Unable to fully comprehend dangerous outcomes Beloved.

Spiritual to his core. Beloved.

Spirited conversations on many topics. Loved History and indigenous peoples history.

As a Spiritual Conduit to the Great Spirit.

Chas E Smith

Age 34
Gifted Son Brother Compassionate Friend
Age 34
34

Overcomer of challenges. Child of the Great Spirit. Unable to fully comprehend dangerous outcomes Beloved.

Spiritual to his core. Beloved.

Spirited conversations on many topics. Loved History and indigenous peoples history.

As a Spiritual Conduit to the Great Spirit.

Chas E Smith

Age 34
Gifted Son Brother Compassionate Friend
Age 34
34

Overcomer of challenges. Child of the Great Spirit. Unable to fully comprehend dangerous outcomes Beloved.

Spiritual to his core. Beloved.

Spirited conversations on many topics. Loved History and indigenous peoples history.

As a Spiritual Conduit to the Great Spirit.

Chas E Smith

Age 34
Gifted Son Brother Compassionate Friend
Age 34
34

Overcomer of challenges. Child of the Great Spirit. Unable to fully comprehend dangerous outcomes Beloved.

Spiritual to his core. Beloved.

Spirited conversations on many topics. Loved History and indigenous peoples history.

As a Spiritual Conduit to the Great Spirit.

Ben Howard

Age 47
"Not Fade Away" The Dead
Age 47
47

Ben was an unforgettable force of nature. His light shines eternally. His love of music is only trumped by his life of his people. His parents, sister, nieces, his many friends, fellow dead heads, my 2 kid's and I.

Watching him in his element jamming to music was so perfect. When he played his guitar all of his problems & addictions floated away. This is how I like to remember him. So light and happy.

His smile, his unconditional love. He had a way of making the people he loved feel so important and you truly believed he was going to keep you safe and everything was going to be okay.

He would probably be proud of me for keeping his memory alive. Not as an addict that passed away the way he did, but the way he LIVED. All the stories he had about following the Dead, his adventures, all the love and adventures. He had a beautiful heart and a kind soul. He was pure love and music flowed out of his veins.

Timothy D. Manning

Age 36
Loyal, Driven, Passionate, Brother, Son, Lover, Missed by All.
Age 36
36

Tim put the light back in my life. Gave me confidence that I never knew I had. And we had a connection and love that people sometimes might never get the chance to have. He changed my life in so many ways, I will forever love and miss him, My Angel.

Looking up at the stars as he could name each one or listening to him play “Have I told you lately that I loved you” on the piano to me. He had many talents but would never take credit for it.

His laugh, his smell, his huge hugs, him teasing me. Kissing him. Our deep talks that would last all night. Him being my rock. Telling me I’m beautiful, to smile, and just about everything, even when he pissed me off.

Tim would like to be remembered as a great hockey player, loved the ocean and boats, big boats! He was humble. Loyal and Protective to those he loved. A brilliant engineer who could fix or build anything. He loved dogs, kids, and his family.

Nick Holman Warren

Age 29
Son with so much potential
Age 29
29

Great sense of humor, avid reader of everything, culture vulture, had so many friends whom loved and looked up to him.

Listening to music together from the sixties and seventies and dancing.

His sense of humor and deep understanding of me.

A loving son, brother, family member and friend who tried his best to overcome deep depression and the disease of addiction. He loved all of you.

Jarrett James Goodman

Age 25
Awesome son brother father husband friend
Age 25
25

Jarrett was a brilliant light that only shown for a short time in this world he was a caring charismatic funny tough loyal man who touched the lives of everyone he met in a lasting way that can never be duplicated.we miss him every single day .

How he was just himself no matter what n how he loved so fully and really cared for those in his life.

Everything.

As a awesome and irreplaceable person.

Jessica Galen Black

Age 38
Daughter of great empathy
Age 38
38

Jessica loved nature, fishing, cooking and spending time with her grandparents, her father and extended family. She was cheerful, inquisitive, empathetic, compassionate and kind hearted.

My favorite memories of her are teaching her about the world, going on trips together, cooking together, helping her with schoolwork, fishing, boating, teaching her how to ride a bike, how to drive, sightseeing, eating out, going to movies, sightseeing and just plain being together.

Everything. Believing that a future career free of drugs was near.

By how deeply she loved her family, especially her daughter who was 16 at the time of her death.

Jonathan Ayres

Age 29
Son, Brother, Uncle, Big Hearted, Comical
Age 29
29

JJ was one of a kind. He loved making others others laugh through his scare cams and dumb jokes. He was a self taught drummer. Which became his passion. He loved the Seattle Seahawks. He was quick witted and loved his family with his whole being.

Our favorite memory of JJ was when he was 19 and wanted his sister to buy him and his friends beer. He said he would do anything for it. So his sister dared him to run down the street naked and well in great JJ fashion He Did Just That!!

Everything about JJ will be missed. Most of all his sense of humor. The sound of his voice. His phone calls to his momma just to tell her she's beautiful. His nieces and nephews not getting a chance to know who he was. The sound of him banging on his drums and the smell of his cologne throughout the house.

I truly believe JJ would want to be remembered as living life to the fullest. His love for his family and laughter was his greatest strength!!

William Everett Rose

Age 39
Forever 39
Age 39
39

He was a bright light in everyone’s life. Always smiling and he loved his family more than words could express. He was very talented with wood, making beautiful pallet furniture, in his surveying job he was sought after, with hunting he loved to teach his daughters and to just to be in the woods with his family and all of his hunting buddies. 

He was kind and funny and expressive. 

When he was around 7, he came walking up the steep hill at our home, carrying a snapping turtle as big as he was! Fearless!  The first time we visited him after he’d been in Teen Challenge recovery program for several weeks and he was standing on the front porch literally glowing, free from the grip of opiates for the first time in years! Determined & Proud! 

How he was as a Daddy with his 3 daughters - affectionate, protective, loving, dedicated & proud.  How he loved being “Coach William” with his middle daughter’s softball team and how he was with the girls, silly and funny. They loved him. 

He is missed in so many ways, as the best hunting buddy with his Dad. He is missed for his beautiful smile and the twinkle in his eyes, for his warm bear hugs, his outgoing fun personality, his kind heart, his love for his family and especially his love for his daughters, and his love and dedication to his friends. He knew how to love and his presence is missed. 

 

As a Dad that would give the world to get better, hopeful about the future, ready to start his outpatient program, to get healthy for his daughters. As a warrior, a fighter against his addiction and for those he knew that struggled like he did. As an avid hunter and how much he loved being outside and in the woods. As a man who loved God and who had just come back to his church and his faith. As a shining light in this world, a man that just wanted to live in peace, to love and to be healed. 

Rob Karppinen

Age 36
True Friend & Confidante
Age 36
36

Rob and I met almost 10 years ago in our addiction. We went through so much together, with both of us getting clean at different points. We always stayed in touch. He had such a good heart and he truly was an inspiration to me when he was clean.

I have many favorite memories of Rob, many of which are drug related, but even in his addiction, he was a good man. He treated me better as a friend than my own boyfriend did, inspiring me to leave a bad relationship. I asked him why he was so good to me, and he said it was because he grew up with so many females around- his Mom, his 2 Sisters, and his Grandma Helen- all of whom he spoke of often & loved dearly. He was a good man, and the best friend a girl could ask for. I adored Rob.

I will miss his smile, his laugh, how he could make jokes and brighten up the darkest days. I will miss his giving spirit. When I was at my lowest points in my addiction and homeless, he often snuck me into his mom's or dad's house and let me stay the nights there and get out of the cold. He brought me food. He gave me and my friend the keys to his dad's community pool for close to a month so we could shower there when no one was around. He always looked out for me. He was so caring and loving.

I will always remember the sound of his voice. I called him my best friend Rob. He called me his best friend Liv. He would often say, What's Good, Liv-Liv? I'll always remember the day we drove his car off-road into the hills & watched the sun set & we just chilled & talked about life. I loved being the one he would talk to about things like girls & stuff. He was my confidante, & I hope I was his. He is in my heart forever. My life was better because he was in it. He was one of the Good Ones.

Marcello Bernini

Age 49
Husband, father
Age 49
49

A man that would have done anything to help anyone with their addictions. Saved many addicts over the years with giving them a safe place to stay, or bringing them to their first meeting.

So many to list, but probably the night he asked me to marry him. And told me that I helped him see life in color, and not always in black and white.

How he did whatever he could to make me happy/smile.

An amazing man that would do anything to help an addict. His love for God, and that his addiction was not him, it was something he suffered from. He fought the demons for so long, and he is finally at peace. He was the most selfless man I had ever met.

Raymond L Sourbeer

Age 56
World's Greatest Dad
Age 56
56

One of the most beautiful humans you can meet. Worshiped his family and was always there for his friends. Agree lover of life.

The best was seeing him welcome his children into the world. Seeing him laugh with happiness at their arrival was a joy to witness.

Raising his kids without him is what I will miss the most.

He would love to be remembered as an amazing dad

Chrystal Yenchick-Kester

Age 38
Daughter, Sister, Mother, Friend, Love
Age 38
38

My sister; I admire her beauty and her carefree soul. She is always in the loop with fashion and what’s hot on the radio. She loves to be silly. She has a loving and outgoing attitude. Her faith was deep and her love unconditional.

Taking walks when we were young.

I miss her voice. I miss her laugh and sense of humor.

Chrissy would want to be remembered for her love and free spirit. She was the light of a room. She shined and didn’t need to try.

Sarah Handy

Age 32
Sister, Aunt, Loving Daughter
Age 32
32

Sarah could make anyone and everyone laugh! She was truly one of a kind!

Her laugh!