Jonathan Marsalle Jack Jr., a longtime resident of the Rochester area, died on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Providence Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington. He was born on July 23, 1994, in Centralia, Washington, and was an enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribe.
He was raised and attended school on the Oakville reservation and enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball.
He was married to Jordan D. Merriman, whom he deeply loved, on April 20 at the Oakville 1910 Shaker Church in Oakville. They made their home in the Oakville/Rochester area.
At the age of 18, he began his employment with the Oakville tribe in various areas of their constructions, until the time of his death.
Jonathan enjoyed helping and serving other people. This included volunteering at the veterans dinners at the Lucky Eagle Casino, the Christmas dinners at the Oakville Community Center and helping out with the upkeep and cleaning at the Chehalis Tribal Cemetery.
He attended the services of the 1910 Shaker Church of Oakville. His travels had taken him to Florida, California and Montana. He was always very family orientated as he loved playing with his son, fishing, working on his cars, watching movies and had a real love for working with the Oakville tribe on its projects. He was very well known for mastering his 101 ways of making potatoes, a true chef.
He is survived by his wife, Jordan D. Jack, and his son, Ezrah N. Jack, both of the Rochester family home; his mother, Carla J. Thomas of Rochester; his brothers, Aaron Myer, Frazier Myer, Geo Jack, Wild Owens and Johnny Jack; his sisters, Elaine Myer, Sarah Myer and Lydia Owens; his niece, Sophia Ruelas; his nephews, Benz Whitlock and Dallas Youckton; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Jonathan was preceded in death by his father, Jonathan M. Jack Sr., grandma, Jo Aldrich; his grandfather, Garnet Aldrich; his brother, Joseph Myer; and an uncle Dwayne Thomas.
A candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 20, 2019. An Indian Shaker service will be at 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, both at the Oakville Shaker Church with Wynona Youckton, officiating and Ray Lopez, Sr, as an honorary speaker.
Interment will be at the Chehalis Tribal Cemetery in Oakville.
Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the online register at www.colemanmortuary.net.