Obituary: Jeremiah Andrew Gomez
May 8, 1997 – April 14, 2019
April 18, 2019
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jeremiah Andrew Gomez passed away on April 14, 2019. He was born and raised in Shafter and graduated from Shafter High School in 2015.
Jeremiah, know as "Jumbo," lived life to the fullest and was quite the character. He loved sports especially basketball. He was interested in classic cars and trucks. After high school he worked at Hitchcock Auto Parts and then decided to join the military. He graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, and was then stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., as a small arms technician.
Jumbo is survived by his parents, Xavier and Diana; his brother, Zachariah; grandfather and grandmother from Shafter and grandfather and grandmother from Indio; his lovely fiancée, Krystal Chavolla; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He will be truly missed.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at the Mennonite Bethren Church in Shafter. Services entrusted to Peters Funeral Home, Shafter.
[A correction was made to this story on April 24, 2019 for the spelling of brother Zachariah's name and the date of death in the headline.]