Joseph Lee Kremple left us to soar with the angels on July 21, 2011, leaving those who loved him behind, feeling irreparably broken.
A graduate in business from the University of Nevada-Reno, Joe had been working remotely in Mammoth Lakes doing verifications of brokers’ estimates of value of properties and studying to be an appraiser. He also worked part-time at Nevado’s and Sierra Star.
Joe was sweet, sensitive and a man of few words. His love for life and love for those people fortunate enough to be a part of it was expressed by the adventurous and fun loving way he lived. Growing up in Nevada County instilled in him a love for the beauty the world had to offer. He worked hard to create a life for himself that brought both of these together. He had such an appreciation for his family that he regularly shared with us his latest activities, always making us wish we were there with him.
Although he left us way too soon, he lived a life that many never come close to experiencing. He knew true love from his family and friends, which was one of the most important parts of his life. His passion for the mountains came early, and he spent as much time as possible embraced by their beauty. Snowboarding was number one for him, but he also loved skiing, hiking, camping, mountain biking or just a quick lunch beside a high mountain lake. Being at the ocean was also something that was a big part of Joe’s life, whether surfing, basking in the sun or watching the sunset. He was blessed to have experienced some of the most beautiful beaches in the world while traveling to the Philippines., Bali and Thailand.
With every sunset, every snowfall and every breath we take, he will be with us.
Joe will be missed by his parents, Jeff and Lindsay Kremple of Nevada City; sister Drew Kremple of Mammoth Lakes; Grandparents Bob and Dee Dee Kremple of Nevada City, George and Natalia Corich of Penn Valley and Bill and Ann McDowell of Atascadero; Godparents David and Mary Lee of Cedar Ridge and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, July 31 at Pioneer Park Little League field and Seaman’s Lodge at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers or gifts to the family, please made donations to CoRR Community Recovery Resources, Center of Hope, 440 Henderson St., Grass valley, CA 95945. The Joe Kremple Fund.