Obituary of James Michael “Jaime” Chesnut |

Obituary of James Michael “Jaime” Chesnut

James “Jaime” Michael Chesnut died Sept. 2, 2015 in Grass Valley, California.

He was born and raised in Marin County, California. Throughout his life he traveled extensively in the United States, Europe and Mexico.

From an early age he demonstrated passion and talent as a dramatic actor. He pursued acting as a career through high school, college and a master’s of Fine Arts from The University of California in Los Angeles. He worked as a professional actor, as well as a multitude of jobs to supplement his income.

Jaime is remembered for his playful spirit, generous, tender heart, curiosity, keen intelligence and great creative gifts. His missed by his sisters, Barbara Chesnut, Nancy Finlay and Ellen Chesnut; brother-in-law Allan Finlay; nephews, Daniel Finlay, Gabriel Finlay and Michael Milano; cousins Constance Chesnut, Katherine Chesnut and James Chesnut; and step-mother Elizabeth Chesnut.

Jaime was preceded in death by birth parents, Joan Chesnut Zerbe and Russell Zerbe; adoptive parents, Marguerite and James Chesnut; and parental grandparents, Lucille and James Zerbe.

A memorial gathering will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 17, 2015, at Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 South Church St., Grass Valley. Reverend Dr. David Usher officiating.

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