1914 4th Street. Marysville, WA 98270

Jared Best September 8, 1988 - January 30, 2019

A son, a grandson, a brother, a friend. On January 30, 2019  Jared Scott Best, 30, passed away peacefully in his home and the world lost a beautiful soul.  Jared was born in Tacoma on September 8, 1988 and became a bright shining light.  He lived most of his life in the beautiful community of Gig Harbor, Washington.

Jared grew up playing tennis with grandpa, enjoyed gymnastics, baseball, soccer, music and movies and eventually became an avid bicyclist.  He was a graduate of Gig Harbor High School, took fashion cues from no one, always sporting his own unique flair, attended Tacoma Community College and Arizona State University where he pursued art and architecture.  He loved travel but missed the greenery of the great northwest where he lived out his final years as a bright articulate and creative young man with a tender heart full of courage and hope.  He gave encouragement to others every chance he could and always took care of those in need.

Jared had his grandmothers green thumb and a passion for bonsai.  He never wanted to see a tree without a chance to live.  He is gifted in horticulture and loved learning about plants native to the local area.  Jared was laid to rest in a natural handmade muslin shroud and tenderly crafted blue pine casket at the base of a quiet conifer forest on Valentines Day 2019.

He is survived by his mom Barbara Best-Moore of Gig Harbor.  His step father William Moore, his grandmother Judy Ng of Texas, his half sister of Tacoma, grandfather and grandmother, beloved nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins and many cherished friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on February 23, 2019 at 1:30pm followed by a dessert reception at Harborview Fellowship located at 4819 Hunt Street NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335


  1. Linda Clough says

    What a beautiful, personal Celebration of Life for Jared today. It has been years since I have seen Jared, just a blond haired, blue eyed quiet boy back then. My heart hurts for all of you that were lucky enough to have known him and been a part of his life. I’m sorry you lost him so young, God must have decided it was his time and He will have a good, kind man by his side and all of you will have an angel for sure watching over you. May your many memories bring you comfort now and in the future. Heartfelt hugs to you.

  2. Barbara Best says

    Forever in my heart my Son

  3. Mom says

    Always in my Heart my beautiful boy 💔

  4. Dawn says

    And my heart is broken yet again..
    as I look at those amazingly blue eyes and read of this sweet heart that stopped beating all too soon ~ my heart breaks for all those who’s lives that will never be the same again ..
    much love and many prayers for your broken hearts .. 😓💔

  5. Tommy Meyer-Ortiz says

    My deepest condolences to this bright angel. See you suddenly, brother. t

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