- 49 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 1, 1965
- Date of passing: May 19, 2015
|I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people. --Maya Angelou|
This memorial website was created in memory of Dee Triemer, 49, born on November 1, 1965 and passed away on May 19, 2015. We will remember her forever and she will always be with us.
Dee Rhonda Carpenter Triemer, 49, of Buford, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 after a short but valiant fight against cancer in April of this year. Dee was born in Kinsport, Tennessee to Barry and Sharon Carpenter. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw State University in 1991. She met her future husband, Michael Triemer, in Tampa, Florida where she worked as the Director of Human Resources for AT&T Atlantic. In 2002 they relocated to the Atlanta area with their four children shortly after their daughter, Ashley, was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). Dee quickly became a tireless advocate for her daughter and others with TSC. She established the TS Alliance Chapter in Tampa before moving to Atlanta where she helped organize the first TS Walk in 2003 to help raise funds for TSC research. After filling numerous volunteer roles with the TS Alliance and being named a 2007 Volunteer of the Year, Dee joined the TS Alliance staff in 2008 as Community Outreach Manager. She was later named Director of Special Events and Corporate Partnerships, leading the TS Alliance's special event and community fundraising efforts. She oversaw the national Step Forward to Cure TSC walkathon program, which raised millions during her tenure. Dee also directed the TS Alliance's signature event, Comedy for a Cure. She was a member of the Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church where she helped create their special needs program. She is survived by her parents, Barry and Sharon Carpenter, her older brother, Jerry Carpenter, her former spouse, Michael Triemer, and their four children, Christopher, 18, Jeffrey, 17, Ethan, 14, and Ashley, 13, her grandmother, Geneva Hancock, along with numerous loving aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
"Happy 50th birthday! In my dreams we are together at your house toasting today and reflecting on our 13 years of friendship. Those who love you will pay it forward, living the life you imagined-dedicated to our children, committed to finding a cure for TSC, approaching each day with open arms, love and kindness. Miss you more than words can ever express. I love you Dee!"
"I miss your smile and hearing you laugh!"
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