A talented athlete who was full of life, everyone loved to be around him. Jestin “Jesse” Riach-Kearsley was always the funniest person around, he was a natural comedian who was very devoted to his family. He got a full ride scholarship to play football at Southern Utah University. It was hard moving away from his family but his college education was very important to him. He married his high school sweetheart but later fell into depression. January 3rd, 2010 Jesse took his life at 21 years old. He would have graduated from college that May.
This portrait received funding to go home to his family. A copy of Jesse's portrait continues to travel with Jessica and the Words Matter exhibit.