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June 06, 2006
Services set for Corporal Jeremy Loveless
Funeral services for Army Corporal (posthumous promotion) will be held on Friday, June 9, 2006 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 SE Haley Road in Boring, Ore. Loveless will receive firefighter honors at the funeral and full military honors at the graveside services to be held at the George Cemetery, 41637 SE George Road in Estacada, Ore. Once the service is concluded at the Good Shepherd Community Church the Fire Department will lead the funeral procession to the cemetery along the route outlined below. This procession will have a large number of fire trucks, motorcycles as well as family and friends.
Depart Good Shepherd, 28986 SE Haley Road
Haley Road to Highway 26
Highway 26 to 362nd
362nd to Highway 211
Highway 211 to Highway 224
Highway 224 to SE Currin Street SE
Currin St. to SE 5th (Across from the Estacada Fire Department)
Highway 224 to Broadway
Broadway to 6th
6th to Eagle Creek Road
Eagle Creek Road to Wildcat Mountain Drive
Wildcat MT Drive Eagle Fern Road to George Road
Ending at the George Community Cemetery
Media will be allowed at the ceremonies, please contact Kay Fristad of the Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office for instruction and coordination. Cell number is 503-931-5179. Also, any request for interviews should be coordinated through Kay at the number listed previously or work number of 503-584-3917.
The 1042 Medical Company, (AA) , Oregon Army National Guard will provide a Blackhawk flyover in honor of this soldier as part of the services.
Corporal Jeremy Michael Loveless, 25 of Estacada died Monday, May 29, 2006 in Mosul, Iraq. He was shot by a sniper during a mission as a medic with the 4th Platoon, A Company, Task Force 2-1. He was maintaining security on a Stryker vehicle.
Born, June 27, 1980 to Connie and Michael Loveless in Albany, Ore. He was raised and educated in Gresham, attending Hollydale Elementary School, Dexter McCarthy Middle School and graduated from Gresham High School in 1998.
He married Melissa Ann Veley in Estacada, Ore. on July 1, 2000. Jeremy completed one year of training to become a firefighter/paramedic with the Estacada Fire Department before joining the Army in 2004. He was an advanced combat media and was serving a one-year tour of duty in Iraq at the time of his death.
He was an advanced combat medic.
Jeremy loved volunteer firefighting paramedic work, target shooting, bicycling, hiking, backpacking, ropes courses and video games. His ambition was to join the Estacada Search and Rescue Team.
He is survived by his wife Melissa and daughter, Chloe, age 4, parents Michael and Connie Loveless of Fairview, Ore, brothers Nic and his wife Amy of Gresham and brother Brandon of San Marcos, Calif. Grandparents, Bud Wininger of Fairview and Lucille Wininger of Wood Village, Ore, grandmother Genevieve Loveless of Eugene and numerous aunts and uncles and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chloe's Fund at any Washington Mutual Bank, or mailed to the Estacada Fire Department, PO Box 608, Estacada, Ore. 97023.
Estacada Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Kay Fristad
cell 503-931-5179
Capt Mike Braibish
cell 503-932-5805