Jared Richardson Struthers
Sterling resident Jared Richardson Struthers was found dead Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, in Kasilof. He was 18.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 32940 N. Sterling Highway, in Sterling. Pastor Bob Reasner will officiate. His ashes will be buried in the Fort Richardson National Cemetery in Fort Richardson at a later date.
Mr. Struthers was born to Richard Bruce and Sherri Ann (Conn) Struthers on Nov. 14, 1988, in Portland, Ore. His family moved to Astoria, Ore. in 1990 before moving to Sterling in 1994. He was studying to obtain his general education degree for the last year at Kenai Peninsula College. He worked for Naptowne Cafe in 2005 in Sterling and at Sal’s Klondike Diner in 2006 in Soldotna. He attended Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, camping, woodworking, collecting knives, guns and model cars.
“To my brother, I can only say how much you will be missed and how you did bring smiles to our faces. We love you, Jared, and we take comfort in the thought that we will see you again. You won the race, big brother. I hope that when it comes time for me to cross the finish line, I will have spread at least half as much joy as you have. I could never ask for more. Until we see you again,” his brother, Austin wrote.
Mr. Struthers was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roland F. Struthers; and grandmother, Martha Conn. His grandfather, Robert Charles Conn, died the day Mr. Struthers’ death was confirmed.
He is survived by his parents, Richard B. and Sherri A Struthers of Sterling; brothers, Matthew J. Reavis and Austin T. Struthers of Sterling; uncle, Thomas L. Conn of Tacoma, Wash.; uncles and aunts, Robert L. and Gina Conn of Astoria, Charles D. and Leona Conn of Winlock, Wash., Henry G. II and Barbara J. Ibarra of Winlock, Joseph and Rosanna E. Martin of Austin, Texas and Jay and Ann M. Graybeal of Sterling; grandmother, Romana Struthers of Austin; and numerous cousins in Washington, Oregon and Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to aid the Struthers family care of Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 781, Sterling, AK 99672.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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