February 23, 1947 - September 18, 2010
Beloved Husband, Dad, and Grandpa
Jerry was born February 23, 1947 in Sunnyside, WA. He passed away September 18th, 2010, at his home in Marysville, after a long illness.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Arlene, and four daughters: Marti Phifer (married to Scott Phifer), Mandi Johnson (married to Jim Johnson), Merri Johnson (married to Jesse Johnson), and Misti Edwards. Jerry is also survived by 7 grandchildren, David (22), Nicole (18), Kristen (16), Maddi (8), JD (4), Emmi (3), and Alex (1).
Jerry worked at Intermec before retiring in 2004. Jerry and Arlene spent the last few years traveling between Washington and Arizona. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking and latchhook.
A Celebration of Jerry's life is being held on September 24th, 2pm at the Marysville United Methodist Church.
Just as the Wave Cannot Exist
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.
Looking into the portals of eternity
Looking into the portals of eternity teaches that the brotherhood of man is inspired by God's word; Then all prejudice of race vanishes away.