Jaren Niles Hackman

April 17, 1986 - October 4, 2022


Jaren Hackman was a man fiercely loyal to his friends and family. He was a deeply introspective individual who had a wicked and irreverent sense of humor. After many years of struggle, Jaren finally lost his battle to drug addiction at the age of 36.

He was born in Seattle and moved to Port Townsend, Washington at the age of 14. Most recently he had been living in Spokane, Wash.

Jaren is survived by his mother, Barbara Hansen; his sister, Amber Hansen; and brothers, Adrian Hackman, Sam Hackman, and Ole Hansen. Jaren is also survived by many relatives, including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and the numerous friends he made throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Hackman.

Believe In Recovery Treatment Center's Chris Rollness says, “Jaren was by far one of the most genuine people we have encountered in our mission. Jaren wanted to be sober; he hated his addiction. Jaren would have helped anyone if given the opportunity.” A fund has been set up in remembrance of his kindness and generosity, with proceeds going toward helping people get the treatment and resources needed to be successful. Donations can be made at the event noted below or online at https://square.link/u/1nolAyrp

A celebration of Jaren’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., Port Townsend. This will be a sober event.