05/30/1978 - 01/04/2024
Service Date: 01/10/2024
Service Time: 10:00AM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Jared Donovan Flowers on January 4, 2024, in Gilbert, Arizona.

Born on May 30, 1978, to Don Flowers and Nancy Yancey, Jared grew up with his four brothers, Maury, Sean, Josh, and Seth, in a household filled with brotherhood and love. His early years were marked by a spirited personality that later defined his life’s journey.

Jared’s path led him to serve in the United States Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman Petty Officer 3rd Class from October 1996 to October 2000. His naval service, stationed in San Diego, was not just a career milestone but also a personal one, as it was there, he met his future wife, Michelle Reddeg. Together, they embarked on a 20-year journey of love, companionship, and family, blessed with three wonderful children, Donovan, Samantha, and Addison.

After his honorable service in the Navy, Jared’s passion for culinary arts steered him back to the restaurant industry. His career flourished remarkably, evolving from managing and opening restaurants to becoming the Owner of Flowers Concepts LLC and Vice President at National Restaurant Consultants. His influence and expertise positively impacted over 40 restaurant concepts across the United States, marking him as a luminary in the field.

Jared’s presence was unforgettable; his personality was larger than life. He possessed a huge heart and an unwavering desire to bring joy, laughter, and exceptional food to everyone around him. His legacy, deeply rooted in his family and the restaurant industry, will continue to inspire generations.

He is lovingly remembered by his mother, Nancy Yancey; brothers Maury, Sean, Josh, and Seth; his children Donovan, Addison, and Samantha; his partner Amber Wisecarver; and many other cherished loved ones.

A service to celebrate Jared’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 10th at 10:00 am, with a reception to follow at the same location:

Gilbert Memorial Park   2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jared’s memory can be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation or the Pat Tillman Foundation. Additionally, support for his children’s future needs can be provided through a donation link available upon request.

Reflecting on his journey, in the words of Anthony Bourdain, “It’s been an adventure. We took some casualties over the years. Things got broken. Things got lost. But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.” Jared’s life was indeed an extraordinary adventure, filled with love, joy, and impactful contributions, leaving an indelible mark on all who knew him. He will be deeply missed but forever celebrated in our memories.


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  • Amanda Estrello

    I attended GHS with Jarred, so sad to hear of his passing. Condolences to his family.

  • Jared was a solid friend with a very big heart. He never hesitated to give the biggest bear hugs and make you feel like you were someone. His love for life and people were contagious and we definitely lost an amazing man. Rest in peace, brother.

  • I am sorry to hear of your loss.

  • The Boyd Family

    With deep sadness, Jared will be missed. So many wonderful memories made with Jared and the Flowers family. Many prayers for peace and comfort. You are his light Michelle, Donovan, Samantha and Addison.
    We love you

  • I am at a loss for words, old friend… I remember how we would hang out after work just telling stories and laughing at the silliest things. You are so loved. I will miss you

  • Debbie Lombardero

    I may not be your Mom but you will forever be my son. As Michelle’s Mom, you immediately stole my heart by the way you loved her. What a journey to behold. Your love was contagious. As your family grew, first with my unbelievable grandson Donovan, and then with the priceless twins, Addison and Samantha, I saw the joy you felt being “Dad”. You were able to time it so these amazing girls were born on my birthday, April 25th, what a forever gift. I am so grateful for the times we spent together and the joy and laughter we shared. Your children reflect every bit of love and soul you gave them. You are already missed so much. I was blessed to know you and be part of your village. You are always in my heart and I know we now have another angel in heaven. You lived an amazing life. Amber, Michelle, Donovan, Samantha, Addison and all who knew and loved you will keep your spirit alive and well forever. When we smile you will be in our hearts. Know peace and love as you move to your next chapter. I know God has blessed you and will keep you in the eternal light. I love you! Debbie

  • Jared and I were in the Navy together, both us stationed at HS-4. He was a great friend and brother, I’m so very sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences and prayers to his wonderful family. Rest easy brother, we have the watch.

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