Services were held June 11 at Chapel of The Flowers in Red Bluff, Calif., and interment was at Paskenta, Calif.

Jaren was born Feb. 17, 1971. He grew up in North Powder, and graduated from Powder Valley High School in 1989.

He’s lived in LA since he graduated, and worked as a musician and bartender.

Survivors include his mother, Sandra Benoiton of Seychelles; his father, Stan Combes and his wife Tammy of North Powder; sisters, Jennifer Lasater and her husband Shannon of Raleigh, N.C., and C.J. Benoiton of Seychelles; brothers, Justin Shannon of Los Molinos, Calif., Sebastian and his fiance, April Roach of Richland, Wash., Sam Benoiton of Seychelles; nieces, Adeline Grace of Raleigh, N.C., Reghan Jane and Lia of Los Molinos, Calif.; nephew, Owen Shannon of Los Molinos; grandmother, Janet Turner of Red Bluff, Calif.; and many more aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Amos Hanks, Harold Combes and Marie Combes.

He was loved by many, many friends, and he will be greatly missed, his family said.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 17, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor