Obituary: Ames, Jeremiah |

Obituary: Ames, Jeremiah

Long-time resident Jeremiah Ames passed away Oct. 4. The combination of a rare heart disorder and complications following a road accident contributed to his death. He was 26.

Jeremiah was born July 18, l977. He moved to Truckee with his family Ken, Cindy and Michael Ames in 1978. His favorite pastime was fishing at Donner Lake.

Jeremiah was the winner of the first Trout Fishing Derby. He had his trophy displayed in his room for all of these years. He was very proud of it. He also loved to work with the Special Olympics every year at Northstar.

Jeremiah went to school here in Truckee and graduated from Sierra High School in 1995. He worked in several places in Truckee, including Round Table Pizza. He then moved to Chico, near his brother Michael, for a year.

Jeremiah moved to Denver, Colo. and was a tow-truck driver when his accident occurred. He had secured an accident scene when he was struck by a semi-truck. He had many surgeries from that accident and was still going through therapy both in California and in Denver.

We will all miss Jeremiah, for we loved his laughter and his sense of humor. His kindness will always be remembered.

Because of Jeremiah’s love of fishing, his family knew he would like to see other young children have the opportunity to fish the Truckee area. In memory of him, his family requests that any donations be made toward the Annual Trout Fishing Derby. Make checks payable to Rotary Club of Truckee, P.O. Box 180, Truckee CA, 96160, in memory of Jeremiah Ames.

Jeremiah is survived by his mother and step father, Cindy and Don Harding; Father and stepmother, Ken and Gigi Ames; his brothers, Michael Ames, Matt Carroll, David Ames, Jeffrey Ames and Danny Ames; and Timmy Gerling.

A memorial service will be held at Sierra Bible Church at 11 a.m. on Oct. 18.

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