Jeremy Ten Haken died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.

Jeremy was born Dec. 29, 1952, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he grew up and attended public school. As a teenager and young adult, he traveled extensively, eventually settling in Arkansas in the 1970s. He lived in Little Rock for several years before moving to Fayetteville, his home for more than three decades.

Jeremy Ten Haken’s life began in recovery from alcoholism, and he touched the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of people suffering from the disease. He welcomed newcomers. He was patient and generous, and he always made time to help a fellow traveler.

Jeremy was an important member of the Northwest Arkansas art community where his many friends appreciated both his work, friendship and support.  He was a member of Artist of Northwest Arkansas and was one of the artists to operate and show work at The ANA Gallery in Rogers.

Jeremy worked as a carpenter, roofer and mechanic. He possessed an innate intelligence, aided by a ferocious curiosity about the natural world and how things worked.

This curiosity led to several avocations, including photography and art, white-water paddling, hiking, trees and flowers, astronomy and travel. As a boy, he read a story in National Geographic about the oldest trees in the world, the famous bristle cone pines in the Great Basin area of eastern California and western Nevada. He never forgot about this story or those trees, and several years ago, Jeremy fulfilled his dream of seeing them in person. He drove to a remote area of California, camped under the stars and took many beautiful photographs.

Jeremy loved all animals, and he cherished his cats – Lucky, Windfall and Bandit, to name a few. He loved fires and the birds which swarmed his back yard, and he could identify any tree. He grew a cluster of gorgeous multi-colored Four O’Clocks right outside his bedroom window.

He was especially passionate about travel, not merely visiting foreign countries, but observing and documenting how people lived.  This passion took him to Costa Rica, Paris, Cuba, South Africa and Egypt.  His photographs demonstrated a deep understanding of humanity,

Jeremy is survived by his sister Ann Karen Love.

A funeral service will be held at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville at 2:00 pm.