Jared L. Donelson
Owner and Director
I am an Everett native, born and raised here, as well as four generations of my family. While growing up, I was involved in our church youth group, Little League Baseball, AYSO Soccer, and many other activities.
During high school, I was a class officer, a member of the student council, played football, basketball, and baseball, while taking numerous Allegany College of Maryland courses.
After graduating from high school, I attended California University of Pennsylvania for business. I then transferred to Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS). While attending PIMS, I worked for two funeral homes in the Pittsburgh Area, on call 24/7, gaining experience and knowledge along the way.
After graduating from PIMS, I wanted to return home to the area to further serve my community as my family has for several generations and worked for the Dalla Valle family for a few years.
Many of you know my family. I was born the son of Jonathan Donelson and Christine (Thompson) Bozzer. My grandfather was John Donelson, who taught shop at Everett High School for many years and my grandmother, Linda Donelson, managed the Everett Sheetz store across the street.
I was the great-grandson of Reverend Homer and Mary Lingenfelter who founded the Everett Grace Brethren Church in the early 1950's that is next door to the funeral home. My family has been blessed to serve this community for 70 plus years now, and I hope to continue this servant heart and give back to this community.
With the many struggles our families have faced this past year, we've relied more than ever on friends, family, and our community. I'm reminded of a family favorite verse from the Bible, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
Please feel free to stop in at the business, introduce yourself, and get to know what services we have to offer. I will be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about funeral services and pre-arrangements.