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Jarred Lee Oliver

Jarred Lee Oliver, 39, passed away on November11, 2020, at his friend, Laura’s house, in Greybull, Wyoming of heart failure. Jarred was born in Denver, Colorado on October 4, 1981 to Steve and Kelly Oliver. 

Jarred graduated in Powell, WY in 2000.  His first working experience was at IGA and Blair’s Markets in Powell, where he brightened many people’s day simply carrying out their groceries. His next employment was for the Parks Department at the City of Powell, a job he still retained during the summer months.  His main employment was as a para professional in Special Education at the Park County School District #1 in Powell, WY, where he was still employed at the time of his death.  While employed at the school district, he was a sign language interpreter for special needs classrooms   and assisted with Special Olympics and The Eagle Mount ski program. He was also an independent contractor for the WY Department of developmental disabilities for both children and adults. Despite being physically challenged himself, he devoted his life to tutoring and helping those less fortunate than himself. He had a special bond with Emma Sessions, who he tutored from her entrance into kindergarten, until the time of his passing.    

Jarred loved taking pictures, and  spent a lot of his time outdoors taking some incredible pictures that he unselfishly shared with others.  Jarred’s love for the Lord was immeasurable, and 

he glorified him with his pictures.

Jarred is survived by his mother and stepfather, Kelly and Jim Johnson, of Pahrump,  NV,  his brother,  Nick Oliver and his four children, Dallas, Tyler, Tucker, and Maykayla, of Powell, his sisters, Amber (Dan) Flor of Rock Springs, WY, and Wendy Johnson of Missoula, MT. His grandmothers Shirley Thomas and Kathy Hooper both of Powell, Wy. He is also survived by his aunts, Sherry (Marshal) Robin of Quartzsite, AZ, Teresa Alexander  and Tim Courtade of Powell,  Sandy (Marv) Wake of Worland, WY, Jean (Bud) Trimbo of  Tennessee,  as well as uncles, Darren (Julie) Thomas of Powell, and Jerry (Sharon) Johnson of Thermopolis, WY, as well as several beloved cousins, Toby (Laura) Robin, Tonya ( Casey) Boardman, Ryan (JoLynn) Copenhaver,  Alisa (Brent) Bissell,  Brooke ( Anthony) Guadanga, Chelsea Wake,  Trenton (Bess) Johnson,  Brandon Johnson and Tammi Johnson.  Alisa and Jarred had a special bond, as they were “partners in crime” as kids.

Jarred was proceeded in death by his father, Steve Oliver, and brother, Wesley Johnson, grandfathers, Dan Oliver, Ed Hooper and Cliff Thomas, as well as his grandmother, Lucille Oliver.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the family will hold a private memorial on Nov. 18, 2020 at New Life Church, Powell, WY, masks mandated.         

A  celebration of Jarred’s life is being planned for next summer, COVID permitting, where all his friends and loved ones can pay their final respect and farewell to a loved and cherished friend and relative.

Our loss is heaven’s gain, and rest assured that Jarred was met by the Lord who said “Well done, Good and Faithful Servant”.

A Jarred Lee Oliver Scholarship Fund  has been established through the Powell Schools' Foundation. The address for the foundation is: Powell Schools' Foundation, Att. Mary Jo Lewis, 160 N. Evarts, Powell, WY 82435. 



We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our Jarred from this community.  Thank you all for loving him as much as we (his family) did.  

We would like to offer the community to an opportunity to show their outpouring of love  [ ] ️ with an honorary parade to celebrate Jarred’s acceptance by the lord.

We will gather at the New Life Church (185 S Tower Blvd.) parking lot Wednesday November 18th at 5:30 pm and leave at 6:00 pm traveling to the final destination at the Powell High School to release messages of your love for Jarred......

**BYO balloons with your farewell message written on them please.

Memorial pamphlets will be distributed at the entrance to the Church parking lot at the gathering or they may be picked up at Thompson Funeral Home at your convenience. 

 A  Jarred Lee Oliver scholarship will be established in honor of  Jarred.  Further Scholarship information will be released to the community at a later date.


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I am so sorry to hear of Jarred's passing. I met him wh.en I first moved to Wyoming while working at IGA. He was truly a wonderful and compassionate person. I am sure he will be missed by many. All of my love, prayers and hugs to his family

Betty Tindle Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM

Words cannot express the grief I am feeling for the family of this precious soul. Ive known Jared since he was a wee little boy. This young man never let his special abilities ever slow him down. He grew up as a neighbor, a friend of my boys, and an amazing testimony of his Saviors love. Jared was a giver, NEVER a taker. He was a pillar in the community. EVERYONE knew Jared and loved Jared. He was not only an acquaintance to people he met, he was an instant friend and a LOYAL friend. Jared was REAL as God makes a person, I believe that. I am broken hearted for his family as I cannot imagine the huge loss this is for them. He was their sunshine here. On the most dreary days, Jared would light up the world with his presence. I am sad for Kelly, Jim and Nick, but I am so happy for Jared to be experiencing worshiping our Lord perfectly this very moment. No more heart issues in heaven. Praise God for Jareds life. Praise God for his presence with those that went before him. He leaves a gigantic void, but I cant wait to see you again, my friend!

Vicki Laraway Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM