MONA —There are moments in our life that define us, that shift our world off its axis. For our family, July 16, 2020, was one of those days. Jayden was in a tragic accident in St. George, and he left this world Friday, July 17, 2020, at 2:38 p.m. Jayden was a donor; this is something our family has always supported and advocated. If our son can live on in someone else maybe something good can come out of this tragedy.
Jayden John Ivan Snyder was born Nov. 12, 1999, in Murray. He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Daynene Washburn Snyder; siblings, Jesse (Kaitlyn) Snyder and Brittany (Jeff) Robertson; nieces and nephews, Seth Robertson, Kloie Carpenter, Koplin Carpenter, Ledoux Snyder, Lakota Snyder, Kayson Robertson, Laynee Snyder and Lux Snyder; grandparents, Waldo and Kenra Martinez, Jean Hillman, John Newby and Carole Washburn; uncle, Shylo Martinez; aunt, Melinda (Randy) Chatwin; uncle, Aquina (Jeanie) Martinez; uncle, Blaise Martinez; uncle, Christopher (Trisha) Phillips; aunt, Amy Winn; cousins, Nicole (Aaron) Hemsley, Deston Chatwin, Breanna Chatwin, AJ Martinez, Nydalia Martinez, Raige Martinez, Duke Hemsley and Colt Hemsley.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Blaine Washburn; aunt, Melyssa Washburn; grandmother, Glena Newby; grandfather, Ivan Washburn; and grandfather, Dale Snyder.
Jayden has so many extended “family” who influenced his life in his short 20 years. We are forever grateful for their love and guidance they have given Jayden. John and Ellen Coolidge family; Beck and Michelle Locey; his best friends, Calvin Montague and Benny Locey; and longtime childhood friend, Emily Avalos. His beautiful fiancé, Ke’ana Huffman, who for the last year has put up with Jayden and his adventurous antics without much of a fight – she has supported him and loved him unconditionally for the past year.
Jayden touched so many lives with his quick wit, infectious smile and the ability to make those laugh who were around him. His spirit will live on through all our wonderful memories and through the eyes of his sweet nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank the St. George UHP for going beyond the call of duty to help our son. Their love and kindness have been a blessing.
Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m., at the Monroe LDS stake center, 140 South Main Street, Monroe. Friends and family can call one hour before at 10 a.m. Graveside service to immediately follow.
Services provided by Serenity Funeral Home of Draper, and can be found online at serentiyfhs.com.