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Jeremy Philip Cain

July 29, 1980 — February 20, 2023

Jeremy Philip Cain


Jeremy was born in Coeur d’Alene ID, on July 29, 1980, to his parents Daniel and Nancy Cain.

His father, Dan Cain spent 10 years in the Army from 1982 to 1992. During this decade, the Cain’s traveled to many places. When stationed in California in 1983, Jeremy’s younger brother, Ryan Cain was born. Two years later, they were sent overseas to Germany.  From 1988 to 1992, the Cain family lived in South Carolina. Jeremy’s father decided to leave the Army and the family settled in Seattle, WA.  

Dan opened a vacuum business where Jeremy learned more about trade from his father. Jeremey later assisted his uncle, Mike Cain, at his vacuum business and thrived at it. 

Jeremey realized that “city life” wasn’t for him, so when his parents moved to Tillamook, Oregon in 2006, he and his brother, joined them just a year later. Dan and Nan bought a house in the small logging town of Elsie, Oregon. Jeremy and Ryan fell in love with the town and realized quickly that Elsie was where they were going to stay.

Dan and Nan both worked in the Portland/Beaverton area. The commute from Elsie became difficult, so they decided to move, and the boys chose to stay in the house on the beautiful mountain. 

Jeremy and Ryan kept their parents’ house, and Ryan’s son, Mirih “CJ”, joined them from Seattle.  The brothers did a tremendous job raising young CJ.  The three of them loved going hiking, ridding dirt bikes, kayaking, camping, pretty much anything outdoors. Jeremy got his love of the outdoors from spending many summers camping with his campground host Grandparents, Phillip and Alma Franzen.

There is so much to say about Jeremy Cain.  He was smart, funny, caring, loved animals, and was just an all-around genuine person and never turned down an adventure.  He loved his family and would do anything to help anyone in need.

Jeremy thrived in Elsie! He met an incredible group of friends, who quickly became his family. His best friend and Ride or Die, Rebecka Harheart, and her son, Nathan Harheart, met Jeremy when Nathan was three (now going on 10). They were inseparable and Jeremy loved Nathan as if he was his own blood.  Jeremy didn’t have any biological children, so Nathan and his nephew Mirih “CJ” were more like his sons, than his nephews. Jeremy will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, loved him, or was simply helped by him at the Bakers store in Elsie. He is proceeded in Death by his Grandparents Phil and Alma Franzen and his Grandfather Larry Cain.  He is survived by his Parents, Daniel and Nancy Cain, brother Ryan Cain, Nephew Mirih “CJ”, adopted nephew Nathan Harheart, Grandmother Joyce Cain, several aunts, uncles, and cousins and of course the population of Elsie, Oregon.

Cheers Jeremy! Rum and cokes are on us when we see again. We all love you and will keep you close to our hearts in adventures to come!


The family would like to invite all who knew and loved Jeremy to his Celebration of Life on the Oregon Coast.  His Parents, brother and nephew, will be spreading his ashes in the Ocean so that he may join his 2 beloved dogs, Nevaeh and Milo on May 7th at 11am at the Sunset Beach access in Gearhart Oregon, reception to follow in Seaside Oregon.

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