Ian George Jarreau was born Sept. 21, 1971, in Los Angeles, Calif., and passed away Feb. 17, 2008.
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Ian was a free spirit with a big heart who led an adventurous life. Ian grew up in Santa Cruz, Calif., where he learned to surf at the world-class Steamer's Lane. Ian was one of the best local surfers.
After a tour of duty in the Navy, Ian lived in Alaska, working as a fisherman and later as a chef at ski resorts. His passion was snowboarding, which he learned in Alaska. Ian snowboarded every chance he could and challenged himself at some of Montana's best runs.
Ian was gifted at writing poetry and prose, was a wonderful artist, and played the guitar. Ian loved his pet fish and had a name for every creature in his care. He was extraordinarily empathetic and compassionate and he always looked for the good in others. Ian touched many lives and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Ian was the beloved son of Deborah Daday-Anthes and stepfather, Steve Anthes.
He is survived by his wife, Camelia Burciu-Jarreau; father, George Tucker; grandmother, Patricia Daday; uncle and aunt, Matthew and Donna Daday; and uncle, Richard.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2008