Obituary: Daniel Jack Downs
In loving memory:
Daniel Jack Downs passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. He will be terribly missed by all who knew him. Loving the outdoors, he was adventurous and caring of his wife of 37 years, Cindy and his loving dog Bella.
Cindy and Jack backpacked extensively through the Sierras with their dog Mac. They also never missed a chance to see their daughter Candace ski race. They would travele to Italy on their anniversary every couple of years. The relatives in Italy loved Jack. Jack would teach them hand signals only the CalTrans coworkers and him would use. Jack loved to cross the road from their home in Truckee and fish the Truckee River. He enjoyed backcountry skiing and watching major sporting events with his very good friends Duncan and Craig. Cindy and Jack enjoyed many, many good friends in Truckee. They lived in the Tahoe-Truckee area for over 37 years and had a wonderful life in together.
Jack worked at Amerigas Truckee for 20+ years, and then for CalTrans for the last 15+ years as a plow operator, keeping roads such as Emerald Bay safe. Jack was born in Omaha, Nebraska in1955, went to Bishop Grimes High School and graduated Drexel University as a TKE.
Jack is survived by his loving wife Cindy, loving daughter Candace, grandson Braden, his loving mother Jill Downs of Saint Louis, MO., his brother Chis, wife, Judi and their son Kevin and daughter Maureen, sister Teresa, husband Van and their son Alex. All of the Saint Louis area. Sister-in-laws Aunt C of Truckee and Denise Schick, her son Colin of Sacramento and including many more loving family members of the Downs family.
Service to be held Thursday, September 8, 3PM at the Assumption Catholic Church 10930 Alder Drive, Truckee, CA