Joshua Jared French of Naperville Joshua Jared French, age 24, formerly of Georgetown, Texas, passed away tragically on March 23, 2013, in Clay County, Missouri. Josh was born to Joy and Joe French III on December 14, 1988 in Dallas, Texas. Due to a minor complication he didn't come home from the hospital until Christmas Eve day and what a Christmas gift he was. Josh was a friend, a brother, an amazing son and a loving husband. Josh graduated from high school in 2007, where he was an excellent student. He was also an accomplished musician playing both guitar and piano. Josh was a good athlete who enjoyed track, golf and especially soccer. Josh attended Wheaton College (Illinois). Majoring in applied health science, Josh earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree in May 2010. After graduation, Josh joined The Plourde Institute and served nearly three years as Practice Manager. An avid sports fan, Josh took a real interest in Wheaton's teams, especially women's soccer. Josh served as student trainer for the college athletic department which led to him meeting the love of his life, Jaime. Josh and Jaime were married on a beautiful June 9 afternoon, in 2012 in Wheaton, Illinois. Joshua leaves many survivors: brothers, Jake and Justin, and sisters, Veronica and Marisa, and parents, Joy and Joe French III, all of Georgetown, Texas; grandparents, Carol and Joe French, Jr. (Dallas), Bettye and Steve Laesch (Dallas) and Carolyn and Mel Goodenough (New Braunfels, TX); great-grandmother, Gladys Goodenough of Saginaw, Michigan; in-laws, Jon Orewiler and Deb Orewiler (Wheaton, IL); Jaime's sisters, Jodi and Jackie (Wheaton), and her brother, Josh (Chicago); Jaime's grandparents, Marian Holbrook (Northfield, MA) and Joan and Marvin Orewiler (Fairfield Glade, Tennessee); great-grandmother, Cecelia Evans (Winfield, Ill); many, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends scattered across the country. Of course, we pray fervently for his loving and adoring bride, Jaime Orewiler French. Josh trusted Christ as Savior at a young age and was baptized at the Great Hills Baptist Church (Austin, TX), therefore we rejoice in his life lived well with the assurance that we will see him again. Visitation: Beck Funeral Home, 1700 Whitestone, Cedar Park, Texas - 6pm to 8pm, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Funeral Service: Celebration Church, 1202 Rabbit Hill Rd., Georgetown, Texas - 11am, Friday, March 29, 2013. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be directed to "Wheaton Fund" in three ways: Checks should be made payable to Wheaton College, Advancement Services, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton IL 60187. Please note on check that gift is in memory of Joshua French. Give online:, Click on blue box "Make A Gift Today", click on "Give to Wheaton Fund" Enter amount and in "Special Notes" box, write "In Memory of Joshua French" Enter Name, Address, credit card, info, etc. Call Toll Free: 1-800-525-9906 and make a donation in memory of Josh over the phone.

Funeral Home

Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park
1700 E. Whitestone Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 259-1610

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Mar. 28, 2013