Wesley Merlyn Ammer, age 60 years, passed peacefully on January 8, 2023. He was born March 12, 1962 in Eureka to parents Wesley & Jerri Ann Ammer.

Wes grew up in Humboldt living Fields Landing, Bridgeville, Carlotta and Fortuna. He went to school at Cuddleback Elementary and Fortuna High School, graduating in 1980. In 1983 he married Christie McNaughton. They were blessed with a daughter, Brooke, in 1984; a son, Travis, in 1986; and another son, Trent, in 1991. They later divorced in 2016.

Wes worked many jobs over the years in Humboldt. He was an equipment operator for Woody Murphy Logging for many years. He worked for Maple Plumbing and also for his father-in-law at McNaughton Plumbing. He worked at Humboldt Creamery, Scotia Power Plant and Tom Bess Asphalt. Many times he said he was a jack of all trades and a master at none! He moved to Oregon in 2018 to help his parents. In August 2019 he met Lori Shumate, who became the love of his life and caregiver.

He enjoyed golfing, hunting and camping with family and friends. Wes was an avid San Francisco 49er’s fan!

Survivors include his daughter Brooke (Ashley) Williams of Merced, son’s Travis (Mickelle) Ammer of Fortuna, and Trent (Lauren) Ammer of Grants Pass, mother Jerri Ammer of Central Point and sister Brenda (Brian) McKenzie of Carlotta. Proud Papa to grandchildren Tracy, Anthony, Cassidy, Rhett, Cadence, Brixton and another arriving in June. Christie Ammer his wife of 33 years Grants Pass and his fiancé Lori Shumate of Central Point. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends. And his beloved dog Bentley! He was preceded in death by his father.

Please join the family in a Celebration of Life at the River Lodge in Fortuna on Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. He will be interred locally.


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