Jared Ross Galloway

Posted: Friday, April 04, 2003

Lifelong Kasilof resident Jared Ross Galloway died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 23.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Soldotna. Bill Carlson will officiate at the funeral. A viewing will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be at Spruce Grove Memorial Park at Kasilof. Pallbearers will be Mike Hatten, Carl Hatten, Kevin Hatten, George Herr, Robert Correia and Sean Turvin.

Mr. Galloway was born Nov. 17, 1979, in Homer to Martin and Nita Galloway. He attended school at Tustumena Elementary School, Soldotna Middle School, Skyview High School and Kenai Peninsula College. He worked with his family in their karaoke business, Mic Hoggers. He also helped take care of his grandmother and niece.

Jared was baptized in the Mormon Church. He enjoyed computers, robots, karaoke, art, world events, science, chat rooms and observing people. He also was an artist, doing extraordinary drawings, and had two birds that he had trained. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his niece, India.

"There was nothing ordinary about our Jared. He was a very unique young man. His computer was one of his best friends. He was extremely intelligent and thrilled in sharing his knowledge with people around the world. He loved meeting people and was a great judge of character. He knew things upon meeting you that others would never realize. He loved to make you think, just like his father.

"He was an artist by the age of 3, drawing unbelievably, even as a toddler. His artwork was portrayed on the front of Marvel Comic books, which we thought was awesome and he thought was no big deal. Jared was our Gentle Giant' with a huge heart and a very deep soul. He endured a lot in his short life, without much of a complaint. He just seemed to know.'

"Jared loved being an uncle and was overjoyed with each niece and nephew that came along. His goal was to be remembered as the Greatest uncle in the world,' and he was. In particular he had a very special relationship with his niece, India. He helped care for her since she was a baby. She was his baby.' Let his death be an inspiration to us all, to live, love and forgive. We love you Jared Ross," his family said.

Jared was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jim Galloway and C.R. Hatten.

He is survived by his parents, Martin and Nita Galloway of Kasilof; sister, Kristin Galloway of Kasilof; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Sean Turvin of Soldotna; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Stacy Correia; grandmothers, Ruth Galloway and Shirley Hatten, both of Kasilof; nieces and nephews, Clarissa, Zachary, Chance, Brighton, Caroline, Ray James, Tyrrell Jean and India; aunts and uncles, Wayne and Linda Hisashima of Hawaii, Mike and Noelle Hatten of Soldotna, Carl and Jackie Hatten of Kasilof, Kevin and Holly Hatten of Soldotna and Bruce and Lonnie Galloway of Soldotna; great-aunt and uncle, Jack and Isabelle Grossl of Soldotna; an honorary aunt and uncle, George and Linda Herr; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Jared Galloway Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank, account number 9821115533.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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