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Gerald Albert Reed

May 15, 1930 March 27, 2019
Gerald Albert Reed
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Obituary for Gerald Albert Reed

Gerald A. “Jerry” Reed was born May 15, 1930 to Albert Isaac and Wilma Esther (Lett) Reed in Seattle, WA. He attended grade school in Myrtle Point, OR. In 1943 he moved with his parents to Kokrines, AK, then to Hooper Bay and Gambell, AK. During their time in Alaska, they lived in one Indian Village and four Eskimo Villages. In June of 1951 Jerry and his parents returned to the “South 48” as Alaskans described America at that time. Jerry attended junior college in Iowa and college at LaVerne College in California where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian of the class of 1957. He earned his Master’s Degree from U of O in 1964. He taught school for four years in Lancaster, CA, three years in the St. Paul Islands, AK, and two years in Hines, OR. In 1972, he moved to Yamhill County, in a rural area near Amity, Oregon. In June of 1983, Jerry moved to McMinnville, Oregon and lived there the rest of his life.
He was a longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church and was a devout believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jerry will be remembered for his kind, gentle, patient, and faithful spirit. He will be missed by his extended family and friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 10:00am, at the Chapel of Macy & Son.

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