On Nov. 21, 2020, Jared Ashley Boesel left this life too soon.
Jared was born March 20, 1981. He began his arrival that day in Wenatchee’s Costco in the canned pea section. Parents Craig and Patti were flown by air ambulance from Wenatchee to the University Hospital in Seattle where he was delivered at 3 pounds, 6 ounces at this premier prenatal facility of the Pacific Northwest.
He was the first 10-week premature baby whose lungs could breathe without assistance in the history of the hospital. He spent five days there, then another month at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee before coming home at just under 5 pounds. His grit and courage that showed from the beginning was what he drew upon throughout his life. Jared began having digestive issues at the age of 12 and it was discovered after graduation that he had Crohn’s Disease. He lived with Crohn’s since its initial occurrence in junior high school and subsequently had three painful operations.
He contracted COVID-19 at the end of this October which caused his Crohn’s to erupt with a vengeance. At the exact same time, he was trying to pass a kidney stone. He was suffering greatly.
The third of four boys, Jared was raised by his parents, Craig and Patti, on the Boesel ranch where he, along with his brothers Brian, Adam and Lance, performed all the typical chores supporting such a ranch, like changing sprinklers, cutting and baling hay, feeding and moving cows with horses and a Honda motor bike. He was especially good on the machinery and liked the new baby calves.
At a young age, Jared enjoyed playing with his younger brother Lance with Micromachines, Legos and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures. Jared later would excel and have an undefeated record against all who challenged him at Mario Kart where he loved to play the character Wario. Later, Jared became interested in collecting and playing the card game Magic the Gathering. He began collecting Warhammer models which could be used in an actual game against other Warhammer players. He found a game store in Spokane called Merlyn’s where he would often visit to compete against other Magic the Gathering or Warhammer enthusiasts.
Jared graduated from Liberty Bell High School in 2000 in the top 10% of his class. For seven years Jared battled an unknown illness and strove to be the best he could, excelling academically; Jared was also on the high school debate team. After high school Jared attempted to join the Marine Corps like his brother Adam, who died in April 2000 during an Osprey-22 training mission. Once again, his Crohn’s got in the way and prevented him from being enlisted. At the age of 19, Jared followed his brother Brian to Spokane to continue his education at Spokane Falls Community College. During the first semester, Jared was hospitalized with emergency surgery as a result of his Crohn’s Disease. Because of his severe issues with Crohn’s, Jared decided to withdraw from college. Eventually moving in with brother Lance, they both began work at Pizza Pipeline. Jared bounced back and forth between Spokane and Winthrop, helping his Dad with cutting and baling hay during the summers. Jared hired at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in March of 2005, working alongside both Brian and Lance, making all three brothers’ railroaders.
During the spring of 2004, Jared met his one and only love, Amanda Skinner, in Twisp, Washington; they were married July 28, 2005, in Spokane, Washington, and moved to Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, where he continued to work for the railroad at the Rathdrum yard. Jared and Amanda were devoted to each other. As Amanda says, WE DECIDED ON FOREVER.
Jared was such a unique, intelligent and beautiful soul and felt things deeply; he was friendly to everyone. His mind being his greatest strength, he had the ability to look outside the box for other ideas and play Devil’s Advocate, at times. Being a perfectionist, before starting any project, he spent hours, even days, researching the correct way to do something to ensure it turned out perfect and within budget. Above all things, he was a “thinker.” Jared’s wicked wit and sense of humor made him a great conversationalist. He also liked to play cards and dice and had literally thousands of Legos with which he had a lifelong enjoyment in their creations. Above all, he had a kind and gentle and fragile soul as is exemplified by Jared’s call to his Dad, telling him that when the time arrived when he (his Dad) needed a place to live and be cared for, Jared and Amanda would welcome him to come live with them in Coeur d’ Alene. Jared would often call his Mom or Dad on the way home from work and talk about many things; Jared had an inquiring mind and liked to test his theories on others.
Jared leaves behind his loving wife of 15 years, Amanda; father Craig, mother Patti (Mike Weaver); brothers Brian Neely and Lance (Gianna) Boesel; nephews Scott and Shay Neely, and Jayce, Kaden and Brody Boesel and Adam Neely, Jr. He also leaves behind in-laws Gene and Judi Skinner who adored him, brother-in-law Levi (Danyell) Skinner, Nicole (Justin) Judd, nephews Jaydon, Able and LJ Skinner, nieces Chloe Skinner, Maria Mitchell and Serenity Judd, his maternal grandfather Don Johnson, and various aunts, uncles and cousins. Jared is also preceded by his paternal grandparents Victor and Dorothy Boesel and maternal grandmother, Joyce Johnson, as well as his brother, Adam Neely Boesel. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and fellow BNSF railroaders. Jared is now at peace.
A Celebration of Life will be held in spring 2021 in Winthrop.