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In Memory of

Jarred Doukas Taverney

September 2, 1998 - August 18, 2017

Obituary


Jarred Doukas Taverney was born on September 2, 1998, in Garden Grove, California, and died tragically in an automobile accident in San Jacinto, on August 18, 2017. His parents are Kimberly Yniguez, of San Jacinto, and Jason Taverney of Huntington Beach.

Jarred attended San Jacinto High School, and graduated from Mountain View Academy in June of 2016. While at San Jacinto High, Jarred participated in AF ROTC and had prominent roles in several drama and musical productions, including Pajama Game, South Pacific, Up the Down Staircase, It's a Wonderful Life, and Guys and...

Jarred Doukas Taverney was born on September 2, 1998, in Garden Grove, California, and died tragically in an automobile accident in San Jacinto, on August 18, 2017. His parents are Kimberly Yniguez, of San Jacinto, and Jason Taverney of Huntington Beach.

Jarred attended San Jacinto High School, and graduated from Mountain View Academy in June of 2016. While at San Jacinto High, Jarred participated in AF ROTC and had prominent roles in several drama and musical productions, including Pajama Game, South Pacific, Up the Down Staircase, It's a Wonderful Life, and Guys and Dolls. His drama teacher and fellow actors always knew that Jarred would learn his lines immediately, even when he had dual roles in a production. In addition to his own lines, Jarred could be counted on to be able to surreptitiously whisper cues to any of his fellow actors who might have momentarily forgotten a line. He also enjoyed working in the light and sound booth.

Besides drama, Jarred enjoyed working on his (and friend's) cars and motorcycles, playing golf with his brother and grandfather, playing the guitar with his uncles. He looked forward to attending the Animé convention every year with his brother Nathan and a group of like-minded friends. He was intellectually curious and inquisitive, and enjoyed learning new things, either by reading or by conversations with knowledgeable experts. He was proud to help his mom with her dog rescue efforts, and he loved his cats Chira and Sofie.

Jarred had a wanderlust, and thought nothing of driving to Oregon or Arizona to visit a friend. He loved Disneyworld, Boston, and Washington D.C. The summer between his sophomore and junior years in high school, he had opportunity to travel to Montreal, Canada, for two weeks to study French. He mastered the Metro system in a flash, and spent his free time cultivating friendships with other young people from Canada, Mexico, Japan, Columbia, Vietnam, and Brazil.

Jarred and his brother Nicholas spent a great deal of their weekends and school vacations in La Habra Heights with "Grannie" and "Tav", attending golf or tennis camp at Los Coyotes Country Club, playing hide and seek in and around the house, epic Super soaker battles, and participating in legendary Easter Egg Hunts. As Jarred grew older, he welcomed opportunities to discuss and explore options for his future with his grandparents. He was wise beyond his years in that he welcomed the advice and counsel of his grandparents, and considered it in his decision-making. He had just had lunch with the senior Taverneys, and seen a movie with "Tav", on the afternoon of his fatal accident.

Jarred was laid to rest on August 26 at Westminster Memorial Park. His funeral was attended by approximately 300 people and was officiated by Chaplain Kristina Nyberg, of the Los Angeles Air Force Base. Over 200 of the mourners were friends of Jarred's who had driven 85 to 90 miles from San Jacinto and Hemet, but they also came from Palm Springs, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon. A young soldier from Ft. Lewis, Washington, took bereavement leave to pay his respects to Jarred. Family members came from Arizona, South Carolina, Colorado, Minnesota, and Northern California.

During the Visitation, tearful friends of Jarred shared stories and anecdotes with his family that illustrated the kind of caring and supportive friend he was to them. Comments ranged from "Jarred was always the smartest person in the room even when the teachers were there"; " If he walked in to a room of strangers, he walked out from a roomful of friends"; "He introduced me as his friend, and then I had friends"; to "He never did anything mean or said anything negative about anyone, no matter what the provocation."

Jarred seems to have touched more lives in his almost 19 years than most people touch in their entire lives. He was two weeks away from starting classes at California Baptist University, to major in mechanical engineering. We now know that one of the factors in his choice of Cal Baptist was because it was close enough for him to be near at hand to his friends in case they needed him.

At the time of his death, Jarred was employed by Chili's in Hemet, where he was a favorite of his co-workers. Besides his parents, Jarred is survived by his brothers Nathan Yniguez and Joshua Sanchez of San Jacinto; Nicholas Yniguez, a Petty Officer in the Coast Guard, his sister-in-law Brianna Yniguez, and their unborn twins, of San Diego; and aunts and uncles, Tami and Ryan Taverney of La Habra and Larry and Sheila Cardwell of Perris. His Grandparents are Major General Thomas Taverney (USAF ret), and Dr. Kathi Taverney of La Habra Heights.

The entire family, and his friends, are heartbroken at this tragic loss, and know it will take a long time to recover. It will be difficult to become accustomed to life without Jarred in it, but we were truly fortunate to have had him with us for as long as we did.





Arrangements under the direction of Westminster Memorial Park, 14801 Beach Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683. (714) 893-2421