William Jonathan Squire of Kenai died in a head-on collision Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Mile 91 of the Sterling Highway. He was 24.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
Mr. Squire was born Feb. 28, 1977, in Stockton, Calif., to Clark and Kathleen Squire. His parents divorced while he was young, and he relocated to Sterling with his mother and brother. His mother married Gayle Zollman and spent several years between Oregon and California.
In 1988 the family moved back to Alaska and spent two years in Bethel before relocating to the Kenai Peninsula in 1990.
During his high school years, Squire competed in cross country skiing and the biathlon. He graduated from Skyview High School in 1994. His son Cody was born Sept. 14 of that year. After a turbulent start, Jonathan grew into fatherhood. He worked as a cook, a construction worker and an oil-field roustabout.
In December of 1999 he was stricken with a debilitating nerve condition that he battled to his final day.
Jonathan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene Smith and John and Maria Squire; and his younger sister, Brandy Ann.
He is survived by his fiance, Vikki Reetz; his son, Cody Roberts; his mother, Kathleen Zollman; fathers, Clark Squire and Gayle Zollman; grandparents, Bea Smith and Bob and Marion Jensen; brothers, Jeremy Squire, Kevin Zollman and Andrew Zollman; and other relatives and many friends.
An account has been established for his son, Cody Roberts, with Key Bank of Kenai. Anyone wishing to contribute may contact Key Bank at 283-7542.
He will be remembered forever as a father, brother, son and friend.
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