The Ames Soccer Club families, players and coaches mourn the loss of U14 player Timothy Ryan Jenks on June 26, 2014. Thirteen year old Timothy played ASC soccer for about a decade on recreational then competitive teams. Timothy and his family, sister (and twin) Olivia, older brother Chris, mother Cynthia and father, William, have touched the lives of all club members through their involvement as players, parent coaches, and general volunteerism. Our thoughts are of Timothy and of the moments many of us have had the good fortune to share with him. And our hearts go out to Timothy’s family and his friends.
A visitation for Timothy will be held from 5 - 7 pm on Monday June 30 at Adams Funeral Home. The funeral will be 11:00 am Tuesday July 1 at Collegiate Presbyterian Church on West and Sheldon. A luncheon will follow.
The family has only begun to think about an appropriate memorial for Timothy, and requests that please —if you are so inclined — plan on helping then, in lieu of flowers now.
The Jenks' family also wishes to express that "the outpouring of support for our family has been wonderful. We remember him as ours, but we are so glad that he touched so many of you".
Update: The Timothy Ryan Jenks Memorial Scholarship (TRJMS) for 8th grade students in Ames has been established. Nominations for the scholarship are accepted in April for the $1000 award to be given each spring. Complete information and the nomination form is available here.
Donations to the memorial scholarship fund may be made at the web site of The TIM Foundation.