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It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of our sweet boy, Jackson "Jack" Riley Otto on March 16, 2021.
Jack was 15 years old and a sophomore at Marysville Pilchuck High School. Jack was born on March 21, 2005 at Providence Pavilion for Women and Children in Everett, Washington to his loving parents Toni & John Otto III.
Jack will continue to live on through his sisters, Haley, Abi, Kaden and Kalhan. Jack's memory will forever be cherished by his adoring extended family members: Grandparents, Susan and John Otto Jr., Rae and Larry Guthrie, David and Patty Halligan; Great Grandpa Dale Farris; Great Aunt Nancy Habliston; Uncle Jason & Aunt Tanya Otto, Aunt Sandi and Uncle Travis Linn, Uncle Guy Halligan; Cousins Chloe, Natalie, Andi, Sage & Ty as well as many other truly loved extended family members and lifelong friends.
Our son was larger than life. He had a smile that could light up any room he entered and a laugh that was medicine to the soul. Jack was strong in his opinions and convictions and he had no problem arguing a point- no matter how much time that might take. He also had a HUGE heart for his family- offering hugs and kisses whether they were coming, going or just because. Jack was fortunate to have been blessed with many friends throughout his life whom he truly cherished and valued.
Jack was passionate about his hobbies and was fortunate to share them with some of his favorite people in his life. He played baseball since he was 6 years old and was lucky enough to have been coached by his brother Parker House who he looked up to and admired. Jack loved to work on cars- especially the 1967 Ford Mustang his Dad bought for him when he was 10 years old which they rebuilt together with his Grandpa John. Jack had a beautiful singing voice and was just beginning to learn to play the guitar and was a total natural- playing songs by ear after just a few tries. Jack's most treasured hobby was hunting with his Dad and Grandpa. So many memories made out on the boat and in the blind that we could write a book.
Jack will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to be in his life. He accomplished many amazing things in his 15 short years with us. May we always remember his sparkling eyes, bright smile, and strong embraces. May we continue to speak his name so he is long remembered for the incredible person he has always been.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Forrest Hsu and the health care professionals at Providence Regional Medical Center for their tireless care, expertise and compassion.
All are welcome to join us in a Celebration of Life Open House in Jack's honor on Sunday, March 28th anytime between 12pm-5pm at the Otto Home.
Our family would appreciate donations to the Washington Waterfowl Association (WWA) in Jack's name. Venmo: @ToniOtto
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