Jared Timothy Bidwell

Sgt. 1st Class Jared Timothy Bidwell, 44, El Paso, Texas, and formerly of Youngsville, passed away on Jan. 13, 2021, from a short illness.

Jared was born on Sept. 3, 1976, in Warren, to the late Tim and Debbie Bidwell, He graduated from Youngsville Junior Senior High School in 1995 and worked at Luvison and Sons Construction before entering the Army in 2005. Jared served two tours in Iraq, and while stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., he traveled to train soldiers in his area of expertise

He is survived by wife Maria Bidwell of El Paso Texas, whom he married in Feb. 9, 2016, a son, Adison Bidwell (wife: Rachel) Youngsville, Brittany Bidwell and their children Darenjer and Ivory, step daughter, Kiela of El Paso Texas, siblings, Kim Maurer (husband: Dane) of Elizabethville, Pa., Kevin Bidwell(wife: Jo) Warren, Amanda McElhatten (husband: Brett) Warren, step daughter, Jessica Peregrino (husband: Gabriel Meza), step mother, Marge Bidwell and stepsister, Wendy Silvis, mother- in-law and father-in-law, Antonia Hernandez and Polo Garcia and brother-in-law, Roberto Pedro De La Rosa, his grandchildren, Vinnie and Zelda Bidwell as well as Isabella and Lucca Meza, nieces and nephews, Natosha Lloyd Brandi, Bidwell MacKenzie, McElhatten, Kylee Bidwell, Brodie McElhatten and Emily Silvis.

Full military honors will be observed in Texas. The family will be having a memorial service at a later date that will be announced.

The family suggests memorial donations in Jared’s name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.