Home: South Jordan, Utah
Death Date: June 22, 2017
Birthdate: February 6, 1969
Place Of Birth: Taylorsville, Utah
Service Information: Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:30 PM
Service Location: Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
Jared Ryan Ekstrom, 48, passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday June 22, 2017. He will be remembered as a favorite uncle by his 21 nieces and nephews. Jared's laughter, reflective sunglass, and excess of charisma will be missed by his family and friends.
Born February 6, 1969 in Salt Lake City. He was the fourth of six siblings. Jared attended Cottonwood High School. His mother, Jo Ann Ekstrom, inspired him to become a self-made chef. They worked for many years together in private and professional kitchens, and amazed all who were fortunate enough to experience their food. His jokester personality and creativity was shown in the masterful preparation and presentation of his sushi rolls, and earned him a loyal following.
For decades, he wore his hair long and rocked out to big hair eighties bands like Def Leppard and Motley Crue. He kept his music taste, even after he cut his hair. Jared had a passion for the extreme, and lived it on the back of his bullet bike and the wicked fall lines of Snowbird.
The great love of his life was his dog and fishing buddy, Shimmer. In Jared's loving memory, his family requests that donations are sent to the Best Friends Animal Society.