Jul 292011

Robert Jared Marchant, 28, known as Jared by friends and family, died on Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Mesa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at the Valley View Baptist Church in Snowflake, with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m.

He was born in Sheridan, Wyo., to Pamela and Robert Marchant.

Jared received his education in Snowflake, and had many hobbies. His interests and passions were electronics and gadgets, fishing, rock climbing and collecting arrowheads. He enjoyed many friends and loved being around people.

He lived in San Diego, Calif., for several years, and was fond of the people, the environment and the beach. He made frequent trips to visit his friends in San Diego and to visit his favorite place in the world…Sunset Cliffs. He liked nothing better than to jump off the cliffs into the ocean with his mom or with his friends.

Jared loved spending time with his son, Aidan, and was looking forward to the birth of another child in November.

Jared had a huge heart. He was unfailingly kind and compassionate. Friends called him “the protector.” His love and care for all things helpless made him a champion of women and children. Friends say he would help others before he would help himself. His sense of humor and fun, and his ability to make others laugh endeared him to all who knew him. He had a knack for playing with and on words. It was impossible to stay upset with him.

Survivors include his mother, Pamela; father, Robert; grandparents, Les and Vicki Benner, and Marjorie and Gilbert Marchant; fiancee, Tianna Murphy; their unborn child, and his son, Aidan James Marchant; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, who also love and miss him.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.