Jeremiah Levi Ash, age 37, of Parma, Idaho left this world on April 10, 2021.
Jeremiah was born July 15th 1983 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Teresa and Oraliyo “Barney” Nunes. He attended schools in Twin Falls, Salmon, and Parma where he graduated high school in 2001. After September 11th he felt called to join the Air Force. He joined the 305th rescue squadron with multiple deployments in Iraq & Afghanistan completing combat search and rescue missions as a special operation aerial gunner. He served in the Air Force for 7 years with a total of 694.9 flight hours. He was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device; Air Force Expeditionary Ribbon with Gold Border; NATO Medal with One Service Star; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Air Force Training Medal.
In June 2005 Jeremiah married Leanne Dunn. They adopted Jeremiah’s younger sister Amanda in 2010 and was a strong guiding figure for his younger brother Russell. They lived in Tucson AZ, Twin Falls ID and Galesburg, IL. He completed his Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. Jeremiah and Leanne amicably divorced in 2014 and Jeremiah moved back to Idaho.
He met his wife Ciara in 2017, the two hit it off instantly while sharing Dutch Brothers coffee and overlooking the Snake River Canyon. They knew right then and there that they had found the one they were meant to spend their life with and were married in 2018 overlooking that same scenic Snake River. To start their family Jeremiah surprised Ciara with a boxer puppy, “Gunner” and next year another surprise with a puppy pitbull, “Gypsy”. Jeremiah loved the water and they enjoyed swimming, camping and fishing together in the Snake and Boise Rivers.
Jeremiah worked as a claims adjuster for insurance companies and service and delivery at Norco. He also worked as a columnist for the Buhl Herald on Veterans affairs and local news. He was involved in the Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association; Galesburg IL VFW #2257; and the Masons. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and tinkering on cars. Jeremiah had a special connection with music often times sending songs and lyrics to friends and loved ones.
Jeremiah was artistically inclined and creative. He started drawing at a young age. He began tattooing in the military. More recently he had completed an apprenticeship under a local tattoo artist and was in the process of opening his own tattoo shop.
He will be remembered by his family, friends and fellow service members for his sense of humor. He was charming, charismatic, generous, warm and incredibly polite. He had a knack for building rapport quickly with people he met.
Jeremiah Ash is survived by his wife Ciara Carter Ash; daughter Amanda; brothers Russell, Neil and Christopher; his Grandmother and Grandfather Brad and Jenny Brown. He was preceded in death by his mother Teresa, father Oraliyo, and half-sister Heather.
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