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Ernest LaMere
Ernest LaMere


Ernest LaMere

Nov 20, 1990 - Jul 02, 2013

Ernest "Ernie" Gene LaMere Jr, 22, a Native American enrolled in the Chippewa Cree/Rocky Boy Tribe, passed away July 2, 2013 by accidental drowning while trying to save his girlfriend and her sister.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ernie was born in Great Falls, Montana on November 20,1990 and lived most of his life in Great Falls.

He is survived by his mom, Patricia Larson-LaMere; sisters Tonia Lawrence (Josh Burshia) of Wolf Point, Jessica Larson (Muc McDowell) and Carlena LaMere (Dustin Steele) both of Great Falls; his girlfriend, Shayla Jenkins; 3 nephews; 5 nieces; Grandma Shirley; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and special friends, Scott & Lynn Hall. Ernie had no children but he dearly loved his dog Scrappy.

He is preceded in death by his dad, Ernest Gene LaMere Sr, and his grandparents.

Ernie loved spending time with family, friends and his girlfriend, he especially loved spending time with all of his nieces and nephews, he was a very proud uncle. He loved music and making his own RAP songs, skate boarding, swimming, lifting weights, he spent many hours building bikes which you could always find Ernie riding all over town.

His most favorite job was a construction job. He will be buried with his dad.

A special thanks to Jake Bush for all he did to try to save Ernie.

Memorial donations can be sent to help with funeral costs to Pat Larson, Box 204, Great Falls MT 59403.

Public Guest Book

Jul 5th
Shelby Beck
I have known Ernie all throughout school- My memories of him are very bright as he was always making me laugh and giggle- Always joking with me for being so short and putting a smile on my face. Hearing of this, makes my heart very sad.... I am deeply sorry for his family, his friends, and his girlfriend loss. Just want to let you all know I am thinking of you during this time and praying for you all.. Rest in Peace Ernie! You are an angel as well as a hero! You will be missed very much!
Jul 6th
marianne prine
LAMERE FAMILY ,our deepest prayers goes out to the family at this time , may GOD be with all during this time of sorrow. Robert , Marianne Prine
Jul 6th
Toni The Boy
i did not know Ernie, but i have know his momand family for life... Please accept my condolences are all in my thoughts and prayers...
Jul 8th
My condolences to Ernies family. May the God of comfort soothe your hearts during this time.  Psalms 147:3
Jul 10th
susan winchell gonzalez
so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, i cant imagine your pain. i am sure you are proud that he was trying to save his girlfriend and her sister. you raised a brave son.


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