Jade is a licensed Funeral Director, and Crematory Operator here at Ashley Valley Funeral Home. He started at the funeral home as a funeral assistant in 2017 before going onto college and obtained his Mortuary Science degree in 2020. He has always said, “I have felt called to this profession” and is happy to serve the families here in the Uintah Basin.
He was born in St. Anthony, Idaho to Lane and Rondee (Hulburt) Owens. He spent his summers growing up coming to Vernal to visit his mom’s family. In a roundabout way he considers himself a “native” to Vernal.
After serving an LDS mission Jade enrolled at BYU-Idaho where he met and married Claire Arnold from Vernal. They were married in the Vernal Temple in 2005. Together they have five children: Isabel, Aaden, Jackson, Grant, and Ruby.
Jade enjoys spending time with his family, camping, watching movies, and watching their children in their Sporting Events, FFA, Theater, Piano, and Church Activities.