Jonathan was born on January 9, 1979 in Stanford, California. He left the earth on August 18, 2022.

He was preceded in death by his father Gary Taggart. He leaves behind a wife (Ashley Taggart), daughter (Elizabeth Taggart), grandmother (Betty Owen), mother (Alice Henneberg), sisters (Sarah Kimball and Mindy Taggart), step mother (Mary Helen Brown) and many ​​aunts (Lorraine Taggart, Mara Severns, Jeannie Rice), uncles (David Severns, Greg Taggart, Ed Severns Sr, Holli Jackson, Ray Rice) nieces and nephews (Hailey Kitchen and Owen Kimball) and cousins (Laura Rice, Daniel Taggart, Sean Taggart, Ed Severns Jr., Pecwan Jake and many others) that loved him very much, as he loved and respected them as well (among many other loving family members and friends).

Jon was a dedicated IT professional for over 20 years, spending the majority of that time at the Blue Lake Rancheria. There he met many lifelong friends that he shared a variety of interests and passions with, both at work and after hours.

Jon was a proud member of the Yurok Tribe and loved spending his time out in nature or at his computer— where he taught himself how to create circuit boards and code and program them to make all kinds of amazing devices. Jon sadly completed suicide during a tumultuous time in his life, leaving a wake of pain and heartache in everyone’s lives he touched. If you are struggling, please reach out for help, 988 is a great place to start, as you will be are greatly loved and will be missed, no matter what the difficult thoughts and feelings that your head might tell you.

A private family funeral was held on August 24, 2022. Pallbearers at his funeral were – Daniel Taggart, Sean Taggart, Ed Severns, Greg Taggart, David Severns, Pecwan Jake, Karl Merten, Mike Novak and Peter Krueger. The service was officiated by Lorraine Taggart and David Severns. A celebration of life will take place at a later date TBD.

Thank you for sharing your life with us, Jonathan. He now rests peacefully with his father, Gary, in Klamath at the family cemetery on lands they both loved very much.


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