In memory of

Jared S. Pembroke, age 24 of Bozeman, formerly of Helena

July 24, 1992 – July 23, 2017

On July 23, 2017 Jared “Turkey-Butt” Pembroke lost his battle with the darkness. For 24 years he brightened our world with his ready hugs, great smiles, quick wit and bottomless caring for others.

Jared is survived by his: parents, James and Jeannine Pembroke; sister, Jacquelyn Pembroke; grandfather, Harold “Sonny” Pembroke; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly. He will be terribly missed. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Denis and Louise Vogt and grandmother, Valora Pembroke.

A celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 29th at the Pembroke residence, 2945 Rocky Pine Dr., Helena, 59601. Please send memorial donations in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Please visit below to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Jared.


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  1. Nancy Foley Young says:

    To the family of Jared S. Pembroke. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Isaiah 25:8.

  2. Rich and Bunny Nunberg says:

    We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all.

  3. Julie Massaro says:

    Jim, Jeannine, and whole Pembroke clan,
    We were sorry to hear of Jared’s passing. Keep his memory alive in your hearts.
    Our love and prayers to you,
    Rick and Jules Massaro

  4. Chuck and Greta Williams says:

    So very sorry to hear of Jared’s passing. We only met him once, but he was very kind, helpful, and instantly likable. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  5. Jason Listerud says:

    From Texas to Montana, my heart goes out to the Pembroke family.

  6. Mr. and Mrs. J Smith says:

    J& J
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Brenda Watkins says:

    Jared will be missed very much . There are many of us at Hillcrest Senior Living who enjoyed working with him. I will miss his smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and our hearts are broken. May God be with you during this difficult time.

  8. Larry and Sandy Crawford says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Jared laughter with be greatly missed at hunting camp. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. God bless your all.

  9. Cat Hansen says:

    The Bozeman family of pool players will miss him dearly. He is a familiar face with a friendly hug at many of our tournament events. “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” Know you were loved Jared and rest in peace

  10. Brandon beck says:

    Two of the entire Pembroke family I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of being on Jared’s pool team for the past several years. I truly consider him one of my best friends. He was the kindest most caring and generous person I know. I will always treasure our friendship and the time we had together on and off the pool table . Rip good buddy

  11. Carson Thomas says:

    I was so shocked to hear of his passing. Jared and I were good buddies since freshman year of high school. He was always ready and willing to help others with whatever was needed. He was one of the best roommates I have ever had. Whether he knew it or not, Jared was a pretty big part of shaping my life. I’ll always remember the countless good times we had together. I’ll miss this guy deeply. I know he was a proud atheist, but I hope we meet again eventually.

  12. Terry & Lynn Groth says:

    Dear Pembroke family….we were very sad to read of your loss of Jared. We lost our only son, Landon, at age 24 on April 6, 2015. He committed suicide. There are no worthy words of comfort and time does not make the pain go away. My wife and I still cry at least once a day. I guess the only relief is that their demons and pain are gone. Suicide doesn’t really end the pain. It only transfers it to others. God bless you. Cherish the good memories.

  13. Tom Palmer says:

    The news of Jared’s passing ripped out my heart this morning. I’m so sorry. I had the great honor of your trust as a parent soccer ‘coach’ back in the elementary school days and Jared was always among my favorite kids. He was such kind-hearted boy. I’m so very sorry. God bless you and God bless Jared.

  14. Jeff and Carie Boster says:

    Jim, Jeanne and Jacquelyn our hearts are breaking as we hear the news about Jared. Our family has many fond memories of Jared. He was a good friend and a fine young man.

  15. I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Jared. My question is why so many good, kind hearted younger people are feeling the need to die by suicide. I know this first hand as well. I know your pain. I wondered how I would get by from one day to the next. Some how you will. It will take time. Lots of time to just be able to go on with your life. Remember the good times. I know Jared would not want you to be sad. He is not in pain any longer. If you believe in God, then I believe our loved ones are together in Heaven. They are in a better place. They are with so many other good, kind, thoughtful people who would not want to hurt anyone. Just as Jared is.

    I am not saying it is going to be easy by any means. It is a struggle minute by minute, then hour by hour, and eventually day by day. I know in Helena there is support group that can be very helpful. I am sure you have already been told about this group.

  16. Danielle Godlevsky says:

    jacquie and Jeannine I am so sorry to hear of Jared’s passing! My thoughts are with you!

  17. I am so sorry for your loss. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from the ones we love so much, especially when they are as young as Jared. The Bible assures us that God sees our pain and he will give you comfort and the strength necessary to endure. (Psalm 94:17-19) I hope the beautiful memories of Jared and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

  18. Mike and Debbie Russell says:

    Jim and Jeanine… wow, we are so sorry to hear about Jerod. I have nothing but pleasant memories of Jerod and the times we interacted. What a great child you two had. I feel the pain for both of you and tears were shed up the road from your house. My brother also died the same way so I know the thoughts that you might be experiencing and the pain. RIP Jerod.

  19. Irene Woods says:

    I was so sorry to read about your son. My condolences. I worked with Louise at the bank so many years ago. I knew Denis as well. Sorry to know that they too are gone. They were wonderful people. I pray for your comfort at this difficult time. Sounds like your son was beautiful person like his grandparents.

  20. Jody Williams says:

    Dear Pembroke family, no words can soothe this pain, only prayer and time. I, too, saw my only child, Zander Emery, go to our Heavenly Father. He was 29. There is now a word that helps ‘define’ us parents, called Vilomah. It is Sanskrit meaning ‘against the natural order’. There are people we can talk to out there that share our pain. Because people in our lives will not remember as we have to as the days, months and holidays and years go by. Many will say and/or expect you to “get on with your life” and just not understand. What a handsome young man he was. He was beautiful. Too much so for this earth. Jared is happy and healthy and whole, safe in the arms of Jesus. Know that you will meet him there. Jody (Stubby) Williams

  21. James Cranmer says:

    So terribly sorry to hear of this. We know he is in a better place. He shall forever be part of a wonderful family. Hang in there Jimbo and Jean prayers are with you.

  22. D.W. Vogt Jr. says:

    Jeannine & Jim-I am so extremely sorry for your loss… My Heart, Thoughts & Prayers are with all of you Always-God Keep and Bless you. Love Den

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