Haley Jo Major, 23, of Twin Falls, passed away Thursday, March 19th, 2020 in her home.
Haley Jo Major was born in Portland, Oregon on September 22, 1996 to Gregory and Susan Velez. She was later adopted by her grandparents, Kenneth and Betty Major, and moved to Twin Falls at the age 10, where she grew to have many friends and was known for always being the brightest spirit in the room. Haley attended Twin Falls High School her freshman year.
Haley was always known for bringing joy and fire to every room. She had an incredible sense of humor, the sweetest gapped-tooth smile, and a laugh that could only compare to that of her late Uncle Bruce. She was known for going to the Ground Round with her grandfather, Kenneth (Squeak) where she even coined the nick-name Squeakette. She always had a very special bond with her late grandmother, Betty, they would spend hours obsessing over crime shows and discussing what they were going to make for dinner. Haley also was able to spend some much needed time with her father in California before her passing. A time of family get-togethers, raging concerts, and quality time with her father that he will always be thankful for.
Haley and her siblings were incredibly close, spending the last two years going on adventures as much as possible, from going to the drops in Shoshone at 2 am to taking last minute trips to Yellowstone. She was always the sister that would push to keep the night going and the memories alive, never afraid to push her siblings to their limit. She was the greatest sister that anyone could have asked for, always offering a shoulder for Lindsey and Johnny both. They will both miss her dearly.
Haley had an outpouring of friends who loved her with passion. She was always the person everyone called when they were going through a crisis because no matter what time of day or night, Haley would be on her way to come with open arms and an open heart for anyone going through a tough time. She loved to love, listen, and offer advice. Her house always had an "open door" policy to anyone who ever needed anything, even just a bed to sleep in for the night. She will always be remembered for her loving soul and desire to help the people who needed her most.
Haley is survived by her grandfather, Kenneth (Squeak) Major; sister, Lindsey Major of Twin Falls; brother, Johnny Price (Sara Baker) of Gooding; father, Gregory Velez (Dawn Childers) of Citrus Heights, CA; mother, Susan Velez of Gooding; aunt, Melissa Major (Donald Stanley) of Portland, OR, as well as step-brother, Jake Hammon; cousins, Kyle Gonzalez and Kenneth Stanley, and many more aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother Betty Major and her uncle Bruce Major.
Haley will forever be missed and loved by all who knew her. She left a lasting impression on everyone she met. Her last year was a constant struggle trying to find a way to battle an addiction with substance abuse. Our family would like to encourage anybody struggling with addiction to reach out, find help, and take the help that is given. To us, her life was not defined by her drug use, but by her hippy-soul spirit and passion to love.
A remembrance for family and friends will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are pending and under the care of Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services of Idaho. Condolences may be shared at www.serenityfuneralchapel.com.
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