OBITUARY

Jacob Giles Remund

March 8, 1997April 21, 2021

Jacob’s tender yet troubled soul escaped the bounds of his earthly body in the early hours of April 21, 2021. His family is heartbroken at his unexpected and early departure, yet hopeful that he has found the ultimate peace he so rightly deserves.

Oldest child of 3, he set out to blaze his own trail from the very beginning. Jake’s creative and unique personality, though often misunderstood and challenging at times, shown through as he developed his talents and expressed himself to the world. Jake loved music; listening, creating and feeling it’s messages. He was also a very talented, yet private, artist whose drawings became a reflection of his inner self. Intrigued with and masterful in the worlds of technology and anima, Jacob’s interest grew from Sponge Bob Square Pants and My Little Pony to intricate and layered digital platforms.

Although born in Chicago, IL and having spent time as a young child in Plano, TX - Jake spent most of his formative years in the East Millcreek area of Salt Lake City, UT. There he persevered in earning his Eagle Scout and High School degree before moving to Phoenix, AZ as a young adult.

Jake’s life choices didn’t always align with what was best for him. Self-medication often became his method of coping with his feelings and desires to chase what he thought could bring him comfort and happiness. This, combined with a diagnosed over-active mind, often took him down some dark roads – which ultimately became impossible to navigate and resulted in this unintentional outcome. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank all those neighbors, genuine friends and organizational leaders in his life that intervened on Jacob’s behalf – lending him and his family enduring hope and support along the way.

The family will be conducting a private/family graveside service at 2:00pm on Friday, April 30th at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. A Remembrance Open House will take place from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Garff’s home (3501 South 2700 East SLC, UT 84109) where all who knew and loved Jake are invited to partake in food/refreshments and reminiscing alongside family and friends.

As we yield to a greater power and purpose, beyond our realm of understanding, we must accept his journey and recognize that Jake is finally freed from his unrelenting demons. So too do we welcome the incessant worriment being lifted from his mother’s capable but weary shoulders. May this unconditional and eternal love for her son accompany him into the next chapter as it has here on earth.

Though center of the storm we may be, the clouds are sure to clear and present a magnificent clarity and comfort in a timeline appropriate and exacting to the circumstances.

Our perspective is limited, but our faith and love is sustaining.

Services

  • Private Family Graveside Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Remembrance Open House

    Friday, April 30, 2021

Memories

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Parker Steffensen

May 1, 2021

It seems like not too long ago Carson Vance, Jake and I were skiing together in Park city. We were very into skiing and especially loved the “line traveling circus” videos. I remember we would try all the tricks they would do and shared a ton of laughs at our wipeouts attempting these tricks. It was a ton of fun. We were all pretty close around this time. A lot of fun times like this were had back when we were in high school.

Vickie Remund

April 30, 2021

We were all so sad to hear of Jake's passing. You're in our thoughts and prayers for your comfort and peace. Much love, Harold and Vickie Remund and family

Michelle Linford

April 30, 2021

I didn't know Jacob, but do know many in the East Millcreek area...a special place in my heart, full of special people. I just wanted to express my deepest condolences at the loss of Jacob. May you feel the comfort of God and of the love and care of family and friends.

Martha Remund

April 29, 2021

Roy and I would like to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of your son Jacob. We never know how long this earthly existence is for any of us. But we do know that Jacob is in a better place. May your family be blessed with peace, comfort, faith, love, and sunshine and laughter as you share sweet memories of a happier time. Roy and Martha

Carson Vance

April 28, 2021

It's honestly still hard to tell my self that you are actually gone. I still remember meeting you for the first time in Daltons class in Jr High. You always had such a fun and bright personality to be around, I honestly can say getting to know you over the years was one of the best things that happened in my life. Your positive energy helped me and my self esteem more then you could ever know. Some of my most cherished memories are when you and I would just sit and watch LINE traveling circus videos and go skiing at Park City together. If I never meet you I probably wouldn't be skiing till this very day. I can't wait to hit up some park laps and pow days with you again when I see you in the Great Ski Resort in the Sky. I hope you are at peace and everything is going well for you up in Heaven my dude. I wish we could have skied one more time together. I'll never ever forget about you man. Love and miss the heck out of you.

With caring thoughts,
Carson

The Merrill Family

April 28, 2021

Dear Remund Family,
Our hearts are broken with the passing of Jake. We have such wonderful memories of living in the circle with him and all of the Remunds....night games, zip-lining, s'mores in the backyard, trips to Kanosh, countless school activities...the list goes on and on, always with Jake's sweet personality keeping things quirky and lively. I will never forget singing with him in the car during so many carpools! Jake knew all the words to all the best songs.
He was deeply loved by our family and is deeply missed.
Please know our love and thoughts are with you all,
Brad, Trish, Nate, Bert (Jack), Olivia & Rex Merrill

Olene Pell

April 27, 2021

I want to tell you how I met your beautiful son. We live across the street from your house on Brookburn Road. Our cat, my daughters best friend, went missing. We were frantic and my daughter devastated. I went looking door to door when Jacob invited me in telling me a cat spent the night with him the night before. He had made her a bed and fed her milk. He thought she was probably somewhere still in the house hiding. He was so genuine and kind. I knew he was a special soul. He was leaving for college that day, and wanted to make sure I met his dad and had his dad’s number in case the cat showed up again. I wanted you to know what an amazing son you had and I am sorry for your loss. He had the kindest energy that he just radiated. Sending prayers and love

Jamison Jones

April 27, 2021

Jake was probably my closest friend when we were little. Our dads became best friends after serving missions in Chile, so I guess the friendship was meant to be. From sleepovers to skiing at Park City to St. George, Lake Powell, and Mexico, to priesthood sessions with our dads, we were always doing stuff together and I miss those simpler days. Jake and I were also the most hardcore Spongebob fans out there and at one point, we could quote the entire Spongebob Squarepants movie verbatim. There was never a lack of perfectly placed quotes and good humor when we were together. Jake—I’m going to miss you a lot, but I have hope we’ll see each other again someday!

Sarah PUGSLEY

April 26, 2021

I'll always remember when we first moved to East Millcreek, Heather - you and your kids came over with a big, filled-to-the-brim candy jar. My kids were so amazed! You stayed and chatted and all four of you made us feel welcome and connected. I specifically remember Jake that afternoon, he was more than willing to answer a few specific questions I had about the area, and I felt more at ease because of him being willing to answer them - I was impressed - glad he chimed in with his insights. I am grateful to have known Jake.
We love you.
Sarah Pugsley and family

Jill Horrocks Leigh

April 25, 2021

Heather,
I am just so saddened by this news and have you in my prayers. I pray for comfort and peace during what must be some of the very hardest of times. God bless.
Love,
Jill

FROM THE FAMILY