Obituary: Jesse David Boeri

Aug. 14, 1970 – July 1, 2021

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By Jayna Gaskell

The life and heart of every party, athlete, friend to all, and formidable hockey dangler, Jesse David Boeri, passed away July 1, 2021.

Jesse David Boeri was “the life and heart of every party,” wrote his partner, Jayna Gaskell, following his death on July 1. Courtesy photo

Born, Aug. 14, 1970 in Massachusetts and raised in Hartland, Vermont, and a resident of Tahoe/Truckee for the last 30 years, Jesse was enthusiastic about everything in life. He loved free diving for old wood in Lake Tahoe, “crawdadding,” gardening, scuba diving, boating, rooting for all things New England sports, and especially creating memorable experiences for family and friends. Jesse’s mogul skiing brought him to Truckee where he has worked at Squaw Valley in many capacities for 29 years. His background and career in home and remodel design highlight his immense creativity and attention to detail.

Jesse was a treasure and adventure hunter for all that life had to offer. He loved to cook as much as he loved to eat, and astonished many with his capacity to eat lobsters by the dozen. Never without a tool in his hand, he could fix or build just about anything. And he had to “do it his way.” He loved telling stories and making others laugh. Whether roller blading (without a helmet and pads, of course), playing soccer, listening to music, or diving with the morays and sharks, Jesse approached everything he did with an almost childlike spirit and enthusiasm.

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He is survived by his partner of 28 years, Jayna Gaskell of Truckee, and his father, Jay Boeri of Hartland. He is predeceased by his mother, Carolyn Boeri of Hartland. He also leaves behind his “sissy” Jennifer Boeri Boyce, her husband, Andy, and their children Katlyn and Seth; his younger brother, Andrew Boeri, and his wife, Allie, as well as their children Kaj and Bella; his aunts Karen Boeri and Judy Lyons; his uncle David Boeri and wife Islay, cousins Eric, Cory, Alex, and Jamie; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family who adored him. He will also be missed by many hockey friends and foes alike.

Jesse’s big-hearted approach to life and everyone he met will be missed the most. Jesse lives.

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