Obituary: Jacob Wade White

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Jacob Wade White was born on September 26, 1983, in Houston, Texas, and passed away on June 1, 2021, in Moab, Utah.

Jacob grew up in Houston, Pearland and Brenham, Texas. He entered the U.S. Navy in 2001 and was stationed in Hawaii and Japan. Jacob eventually made his forever home in Moab, Utah.

From hanging out in a bicycle shop to helping the community working at WabiSabi to discovering the thrill of skydiving, Jacob’s time in Moab was full of endless learning, exploring, and forming connections. Jacob truly found his calling working with his brothers and sisters in wildlands firefighting, most recently with the crew of the Abajo Wildland Fire Module, U.S. Forest Service, Monticello, Utah.

A master of facts and trivia, Jacob always had an obscure musical reference, a legend, or a historical anecdote to share. He loved music and movies with a passion and enjoyed spinning tales of all his adventures and misadventures as well as time with his fire crews in Utah and Colorado, where he saw many night skies and fires across the west. He was fiercely loyal to all of those he loved and would have done anything to help a friend, neighbor, or a wayward stranger.

Jacob leaves many friends and relatives saddened by his passing. Jacob’s greatest love was for his daughter, Kiera, whom he longed to be with. In addition to Kiera, Jacob leaves behind his beloved life partner, Amanda Turner; his parents, Rick White and Karen Gallia; Glenn Gallia and wife Jennifer; grandmother Nancy White; sister Lauren Fewell and family; his beloved aunts, uncles and cousins; and countless other family members and friends. Jacob also leaves behind his beloved dog, Carlos.

Jacob will truly be missed by all. Our hearts will never be the same without his rebellious and loving soul leading the way.

At Jacob's request, cremation has taken place and his family and loved ones are planning a celebration of his life in Moab in the coming months. You may send condolences to the family at www.spanishvalleymortuary.com