Hundreds Gather in Memory of Fallen Thurston County Youth Football Coach
‘He Had a Passion That Was Hard to Find and Near Impossible to Duplicate’
Excerpt from The Chronicle (Centralia):
Shawn Jemtegaard’s family members, friends, colleagues, and youth football athletes gathered at Yelm High School on Sunday, May 21, to honor his life and memory during a memorial service.
Jemtegaard was shot and killed on April 22 near Hawks Prairie after an alleged “road rage” incident, according to reports.
The memorial service was highlighted by stories and words of encouragement, while roses were placed on the 50-yard line.
The former Thurston County Youth Football League (TCYFL) coach was memorialized at the high school’s field and stadium, where his sons and team played football. Several hundred people made their way into the stands prior to the start of the memorial.
Two separate GoFundMe campaigns for the Jemtegaard family have raised over $48,000.
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