This memorial website was created in honor of Jake Murray, the sweetest soul we will ever know! Feel free to share your stories, offer your prayers, or simply navigate through this difficult time. 

This loss has been heartbreaking for all of us, and we wanted to create a space where we could remember all the greatness of Jake and what he brought this world and those around him.

To read more about Jake and his precious time here on earth click the "Life" tab above or click here.

Many of you have reached out asking how you can help. Jake was always prepared and his wishes, should he pass, were to be creamated and have a closed family service. An open service may be held at a future udetermined date. If you would like to donate to those costs, we have set up a GoFundMe to help his Mom with these fees during this difficult time.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!

A Letter From Heaven

When tomorrow starts without me and I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today:
While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me as much as I love you;
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart
For every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart.


~Alena Hakala Meadows

Posted by Chris Pagan on February 4, 2020
Jake, AKA, Jakeosaurus Rex,

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Jake in July of 2015 through his dear friend Safia while he was living up here in Northern California. It was evident rather quick that he was a genuine good dude. In the almost five years I've known him, he treated me like we had known each other forever.

For the last few years, Jake would make his way up North usually two or three times a year, and I looked forward to that. I just saw him this past January, and when he left, I had already envisioned him back up here sometime during the summer. He was always good about keeping in touch, and visiting when he could. I will really miss that first hug we'd share when he came back.

If there's one thing I will always remember about Jake, it was his love for animals. One of the last images I have of Jake is of him holding my cat on his lap. I was house sitting for a cousin at the time, and he and Safia came to my house to hang out with my cat Tuca. Tuca doesn't come out for just anyone, but it was no surprise she did with Jake. Safia sent me a picture of that, and I will always keep that photo saved on my phone.

To Jake's family and other close friends, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him tremendously! In the last few years, two dogs Jake lived with while up here have also passed, both of whom were very fond of him. I find solace in knowing that Jake will most likely make a beeline for them before anything else on his current journey.

Rest easy my friend. No goodbyes though, so I'll see you around!
Posted by Maxim Brodsky on February 1, 2020
Jake,
I am celebrating your life and cherishing the moments we got to spend together. You are the sweetest and kindest person I know. I love and admire your openness, confidence and being comfortable with who you are. I will miss your hugs. I will miss holding your hand. I will miss you laughing at my jokes. There is a gap in my heart filled with emptiness and pain. You will be with me as long as my heart is beating.
Happy Birthday!
Love, max 
Posted by Audis Husar on February 1, 2020
Jakeee
Thinking of you today -on your birthday!
I wish for you freedom total peace.
I miss you
Xo
Audis and Beto
Posted by Linda Bartlett on January 31, 2020
I never had the honor of meeting Jake, but sadly my heart brakes for his mother Jayne who I cherish. I know there isn't anything I can possibly say to ease your pain Jayne, but please know that I am here if there is anything at all I can do for you. I love you and I pray that the deep love you have always given to so many others in your life, and imbued in all your children will hold you up and carry you through this unimaginable loss. Please consider this an open invitation. I love you and I know what a strong woman you are Jayne, now is a time to rely on the strength of all who love and support you. You are not alone...we are all holding you and your family in our hearts. Love, Linda
Posted by Christina Williams on January 31, 2020
Even though I haven't seen Jake in years I will always remember him as a child. My favorite memory of him was when Emily and I were in her driveway and the ice cream man was driving by and Jake heard him coming down the road. He runs out of the house with a bag full of pennies and halfway down the driveway the bag busted all over the driveway. He just sat there in the middle of the pennies crying. Emily and I were trying hard not laugh while we were helping him pick them up. Can't remember if he ended up getting ice cream or not. My heart goes out to the ones closest to him. I will keep you all in my prayers. Chrissy Williams-Stipes
Posted by Jamie Rengers on January 30, 2020
Love the people god gave you, because he will need them back one day.......
Just didn’t Know it would be so soon Jake. Cousin we didn’t get to spend a lot of time together, but the time that was spent together there were always smiles and fun. I remember our summer trips out to visit CA and we were always welcomed with the biggest smile from you.
A sweet soul like yours will never be forgotten. Love you Jake
Posted by Melissa Wilhite-Youngfles... on January 30, 2020
Thank you Andrew for tagging me. I’m so sorry for the loss of Jakey. I have some very fond memories of him as a little boy when I babysat for your mom. I also have some funny ones. One of my favorites was when he locked me out of the house and called 911. The police showed up and found the babysitter outside trying to get him to open the door. He said “I’m sorry I locked you out.” He was a determined and clever one at a very young age. He was also so sweet and could kick my ass at Nintendo while playing with the controller upside down! All my love to you and the family!!!!

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Posted by Chris Pagan on February 4, 2020
Jake, AKA, Jakeosaurus Rex,

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Jake in July of 2015 through his dear friend Safia while he was living up here in Northern California. It was evident rather quick that he was a genuine good dude. In the almost five years I've known him, he treated me like we had known each other forever.

For the last few years, Jake would make his way up North usually two or three times a year, and I looked forward to that. I just saw him this past January, and when he left, I had already envisioned him back up here sometime during the summer. He was always good about keeping in touch, and visiting when he could. I will really miss that first hug we'd share when he came back.

If there's one thing I will always remember about Jake, it was his love for animals. One of the last images I have of Jake is of him holding my cat on his lap. I was house sitting for a cousin at the time, and he and Safia came to my house to hang out with my cat Tuca. Tuca doesn't come out for just anyone, but it was no surprise she did with Jake. Safia sent me a picture of that, and I will always keep that photo saved on my phone.

To Jake's family and other close friends, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him tremendously! In the last few years, two dogs Jake lived with while up here have also passed, both of whom were very fond of him. I find solace in knowing that Jake will most likely make a beeline for them before anything else on his current journey.

Rest easy my friend. No goodbyes though, so I'll see you around!
Posted by Maxim Brodsky on February 1, 2020
Jake,
I am celebrating your life and cherishing the moments we got to spend together. You are the sweetest and kindest person I know. I love and admire your openness, confidence and being comfortable with who you are. I will miss your hugs. I will miss holding your hand. I will miss you laughing at my jokes. There is a gap in my heart filled with emptiness and pain. You will be with me as long as my heart is beating.
Happy Birthday!
Love, max 
Posted by Audis Husar on February 1, 2020
Jakeee
Thinking of you today -on your birthday!
I wish for you freedom total peace.
I miss you
Xo
Audis and Beto
his Life
Jake was born on February 1st 1985 in Apple Valley, Ca. He would have been 35 this year. He leaves behind his Mom, two sisters, and two brothers.

From the time Jake was little he loved theatre and film. To some he seemed shy but he was actually very charasmatic. Jake moved to Santa Monica with his family in 1994, and a few years later they re-located to Carlsbad where he found his love for acting. At the age of 12 Jake took on his first stage preformance literally breaking his leg. Jake graduated from Carlsbad High School in 2003. After high school Jake returned to Santa Monica to pursue a carrer in acting.

He always loved the simple, yet important, things in life like remembering birthdays or sending hand written notes.

Jake was patient and loved to laugh. He loved spending time with his friends, taking care of animals, the moon and the stars, traveling with his best friend Sophie, and questioning the ways of the world.

His laugh was infectious, his smile uplifting, and his love forever flowing!

Anyone who knew Jake, even if only for a brief encouter, knew he had a soul like no other. An old soul - caring, kind, and ever giving to others. The needs of others always surpassed the needs of his own! I'd like to think his soul was too sweet for this often harsh world, and now he can rest in peace among the moon and stars he loved so much, forever letting his light shine!

We pray his sweet soul forever surronds all those who love him!
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From Grandpa

Shared by GRANDPA CRAMER on February 8, 2020
I KNEW JAKE WHEN HE WAS GROWING UP, A YOUNGSTER TO A GROWN MAN.
I AM JAKE’S GRANDPA.
I WAS SO SADDENED WHEN MY DAUGHTER JENNY CALLED AND TOLD ME HAD PASSED.
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JAKES’ LIFE WAS SOME WHAT OUT OF THE SIMPLE ORDINARY LIFE.
IT WASN’T AN EASY LIFE MOVING FROM COMMUNITY TO COMMUNITY - WHAT I SAW WAS, HE WAS GOOD LOOKING, PERSONABLE, & SMART. MOST EVERYONE LIKED HIM. HE HAD A GOOD IDEA OF LIFE AND THINGS IN GENERAL. LIKE HOW IT WAS FOR HIM.
-THAN MOST OF US---HE COULD TELL YOU ABOUT A PLACE THAT HE HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE. YET HE WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN SUBJECTS YOU WANTED TO TALK ABOUT AND LEARN MORE ABOUT IT. JAKE VISITED ME A WEEK BEFORE HE PASSED.
HE EXPRESSED HOW MUCH HE LOVED HIS FAMILY AND EXPRESSED MEMORIES. HE WISHED HE COULD GO BACK TO THOSE DAYS.
WHY DON’T WE GET TOGETHER MORE OFTEN?? I MISS FAMILY. ALONG WITH GROWING UP AND HIS TIME IN BAKERSFIED WITH ME, WE HAD ALOT OF FUN TOGETHER. WE TALKED ABOUT THEM HIS LAST WEEK WITH ME.
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH JAKE
I LOVE HIM SO
Shared by Emily Murray on February 1, 2020
We tried celebrating your birthday today, it didn’t go very well - I’m sure you we’re shaking your head at all of us! We’re all falling apart without you but I know your right where you wanted to be - with the moon and the stars. I know your light will forever shine bright over all of us! One day I will meet you there, until then know how much I love you Jakey! Happy Birthday!

My dear Aquarius...

Shared by Carmela Chifari on February 1, 2020
Dear Jake
I love you so much. I will miss you dearly. You were the kindest, most giving individual I ever met. You were like a brother to me. I will never forget the Christmas you spent with my family, our trip to Canada, the first time I ever met you when you generously picked me up at the airport in CA, the Halloween time adventure we had in NYC, the time you picked up the intercom phone in my apartment and declared, "Obama won", among so many other moments we shared. You made me laugh so hard. You were so genuine. I am heartbroken that you are gone. I will never forget you. It hurts to not be able to pick up the phone to wish you a happy birthday. The world was a better place with you in it. I know that you are in a better place and I will see you there one day, my friend (and brother from another mother). Until then, I cherish the presence you had in my life forever and always.
Love, Aquarius