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Title: Jerbear passed away
Post by: The Real Sisu on December 12, 2013, 10:58:44 AM
Got word Jerbear passed away this AM. If anyone lives close by Kathy May need comforting. Jerry was a great man with high ideals for us all.
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Post by: runamuk on December 12, 2013, 11:00:23 AM
OMG this is awful....
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Post by: wildmanoutdoors on December 12, 2013, 11:03:14 AM
 :'(
Terrible...RIP.
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Post by: Huntbear on December 12, 2013, 11:06:51 AM
I am sitting here in tears...  I just lost a friend..

He was a wonderful man, who never knew a stranger..  Had several meals at his house with his lovely wife Kathy..  I can not even imagine he is gone.. The world is a better place for his being here, and is now worse off that he is gone.

I hope someone is close enough to Kathy to see if she needs anything at all...  She has to be devastated.

RIP my friend... I will miss you terribly.
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Post by: highmuley on December 12, 2013, 11:07:41 AM
No good  :'(. Good luck at the happy hunting grounds brother....save some for the rest of us,  for when we get there...
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Post by: Happy Gilmore on December 12, 2013, 11:07:58 AM
Very sorry to hear. He was a fixture here. RIP
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Post by: Elkaholic daWg on December 12, 2013, 11:08:59 AM
 So sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in Peace Jerbear
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Post by: bobcat on December 12, 2013, 11:10:00 AM
Very sorry to hear this. Jerry was a very generous man. Five years ago he let us camp out at his house, let us hang our deer in his garage, and one evening invited us into his home to have dinner with him and Kathy. I'm disappointed that I never got a chance to go back down and visit. Great guy and lots of us will be missing him.
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Post by: Alchase on December 12, 2013, 11:17:44 AM
Oh man that is horrible,

His family is in my prayers, We will miss you Jerbear.
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Post by: Gobble Doc on December 12, 2013, 11:17:58 AM
Very sorry. 
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Post by: goosewhacker on December 12, 2013, 11:18:31 AM
So sorry to hear that. RIP Jerbear.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on December 12, 2013, 11:25:49 AM
That's very sad. RIP Jerry.
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Post by: bobcat on December 12, 2013, 11:26:29 AM
For those who didn't see it, this was Jerbear's last post, from two days ago:
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Virtual Campfire / My Turn. Need Your Prayers
on: December 10, 2013, 06:42:58 AM
I have been slowly going down hill.  Haven't hunted for deer or turkeys for the past two years.  Been going to doctors in Hood River, paying big prices, but getting nothing in return.  Got tired of it and went to a local doc in Goldendale.  He is getting things done, but it may be too late. I was sent to the breathing clinic here in Goldendale, at the hospital.  The gal that gave me the tests came into waiting room and put one of those oxygen things on my finger.  It read 95 as it always does.  We had walked about 30 feet and I was huffing and puffing, and she checked the thing again.  All she said was,"You need oxygen.  So here I sit today on oxy 24/7.  Right now it looks like COPD.  Had one of the high class clowns  would have found this a few years ago, it would not be so bad. I am 74, so things are bound to happen.  I have not smoked since 1980.  Throw them away people.  Will keep you posted.
Jerbear
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Post by: highmuley on December 12, 2013, 11:27:27 AM
I read it. So sad....
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Post by: Hawgdawg on December 12, 2013, 11:29:04 AM
prayers on there way to his family and friends.
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on December 12, 2013, 11:30:01 AM
He will be missed greatly!! R.I.P. Jerry
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Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on December 12, 2013, 11:30:47 AM
Sorry to here this. We moved down here and he seen we are in Lyle and sent the most welcoming PM and said to stop by when we were out and about by his place. Sorry to say it never happened. RIP sir. And thank you very much for the hospitality!
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Post by: mulehunter on December 12, 2013, 11:31:36 AM
Very Sorry,  Prayer on way. 
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Post by: Sumpnneedskillin on December 12, 2013, 11:33:43 AM
Wow, this was a kick in the nuts!  From his post the other day it sounded like he'd turned it around some.  Going to miss his posts.  Prayers for the family.
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Post by: hrd2fnd on December 12, 2013, 11:35:08 AM
prayers sent to his family and friends
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Post by: PlateauNDN on December 12, 2013, 11:37:27 AM
Prayers sent, he was a gentlrmanfor sure.
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Post by: scout/sniper on December 12, 2013, 11:41:01 AM
Very sorry as well.  :'(
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Post by: Smossy's Girl on December 12, 2013, 11:41:14 AM
That is awful! :'( I was following his thread and I too thought things were getting better for him with doctor's care. What a shock. Very sad, prayers for his family :(
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Post by: vandeman17 on December 12, 2013, 11:44:33 AM
What terrible news! Prayers go out and hopefully he went peacefully and is on the other side planning his next adventure!
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Post by: trophyhunt on December 12, 2013, 11:45:15 AM
Never met or talked to him, sounds like a heck of a guy.  Sorry for your loss guys, prayers sent.
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Post by: Deer slayer on December 12, 2013, 11:49:46 AM
I was just coming on to pass this information. Kathy gave me permission to post this. She wanted us all to know that he passed away. As you saw he has been sick for some time. He went to the hospital yesterday by ambulance. He will be dearly missed by all.
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Post by: Wazukie on December 12, 2013, 11:50:38 AM
I just got off the phone with Jerry's wife. As many know, I am a Pastor and Jerry and Cathie came to the church that I pastor.  She said that he went the way he desired to go, at home with his wife.  If anyone has a desire to make a donation to help her with the cost's of the funeral, or would like to send her a card, please contact me via PM or e-mail me and I will get you the information for that.  Please pray for her as she goes through this difficult time. 

Pastor B

PastorButch@gorge.net
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Post by: PolarBear on December 12, 2013, 11:58:45 AM
Wow!  Truly sad.  Rest in peace Jerbear, you will be missed my a lot of folks!  May God take a special liking to you.
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Post by: TheHunt on December 12, 2013, 11:59:10 AM
Sorry to hear... RIP
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Post by: Bigshooter on December 12, 2013, 12:05:01 PM
Very Sad.  RIP Jerry.
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Post by: HntnFsh on December 12, 2013, 12:11:01 PM
Very sad. RIP Jerbear. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Curly on December 12, 2013, 12:47:30 PM
 :rolleyes:  I regret not getting back down there to see Jerry.  He was such a generous, caring man.  He will be missed greatly.  A have not met a more generous person.  RIP, Jerbear.

I hope he is reunited with his 4-legged buddy, Todd. 

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Post by: rtspring on December 12, 2013, 12:58:36 PM
WOW!!! So sad!  RIP ....
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Post by: CAMPMEAT on December 12, 2013, 01:00:49 PM
My thoughts to his family........
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Post by: boneaddict on December 12, 2013, 01:03:51 PM
I feel fortunate that this site was developed because without it, I wouldnt have met such a wonderful soul.  I pray for his family and that he is at peace.  Bless you Jerbear.
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Post by: buckhorn2 on December 12, 2013, 01:12:57 PM
So Sorry to hear. Prayers sent.
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Post by: Ironhead on December 12, 2013, 01:21:27 PM
So sorry to hear this. RIP....Jerbear
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Post by: 6x6in6 on December 12, 2013, 01:26:20 PM
A sad day!  Rest peacefully JerBear.
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on December 12, 2013, 01:28:01 PM
Jerry was a good man. My prayers to his wife and family in these hard times.
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Post by: 270Shooter on December 12, 2013, 02:00:37 PM
I only met him once this last spring, he told me to swing by and he'd show me some place to try and get a turkey for my girlfriend. What a nice guy, rest in peace Jerry. And thank you for being such a kind generous man.
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Post by: jackelope on December 12, 2013, 02:14:08 PM
Very sad deal...Thoughts and prayers out to his wife and family. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I could tell by his posts on here that he was one of the great ones.
RIP Jerbear.
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Post by: denali on December 12, 2013, 02:21:21 PM
so sad to hear  :'(
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Post by: dawei on December 12, 2013, 02:22:07 PM
I feel like I have just been shot in the gut. I feel I have lost a brother! I spent several seasons spring turkey hunting w/Jerry. I have sat at Jerry & Cathy's table for many a meal. He was a great Christian, American, Marine, Veteran, Police Officer & Fireman. The world will not see the likes of this great man again. As soon as funeral arrangements are made someone, anyone; please post to this thread.

My prayers go forth for Cathy, their daughters, & grandchildren.
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Post by: The Real Sisu on December 12, 2013, 02:36:14 PM
When Ray & I first started this site I told a friend of Jerry's about hunt-wa. Jerry signed up ASAP and was an immediate asset. I'm very happy to see that Jerry impacted so many.
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Post by: coachcw on December 12, 2013, 02:41:21 PM
RIP ......
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Post by: Machias on December 12, 2013, 02:59:43 PM
 :'(  Wow, we all lost a real friend.  Prayers to his family and to his close friends here.  He will be truly missed.
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Post by: billythekidrock on December 12, 2013, 04:27:43 PM
I am very sad to read of his passing. I read his post the other day and was hoping he would pull through.

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Post by: quadrafire on December 12, 2013, 04:33:07 PM
Very sad deal...Thoughts and prayers out to his wife and family. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I could tell by his posts on here that he was one of the great ones.
RIP Jerbear.
:yeah:
I had sent him a PM after his intial post telling him that hopefully hearing of his condition worried the rest of us enough to be more proactive in our health. Remember guys he said to quit smoking
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Post by: BOWHUNTER45 on December 12, 2013, 04:38:29 PM
Dang ..that's sad ... Prayers out to the family !
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Post by: rasbo on December 12, 2013, 05:36:58 PM
This pulls on my heart very heavy also..Jerry was a good man ...He is at home with his lord now and smiling foresure..Please say a prayer for his wife..
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Post by: Tbar on December 12, 2013, 05:49:27 PM
Prayers to the family. R I P
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Post by: TheSkyBuster on December 12, 2013, 06:08:04 PM


R.I.P Jerbear
 We've never met, but your profile speaks of an amazing person with a lifelong passion for Hunting. 


 I especially like your very first post on Hunt-Wa:   


 on: March 03, 2007, 10:17:07 AM

For all you turkey hunters out there, greetings.  My name is Jerry Wilson, and my back yard joins the 14,000 acre Klickitat Wildlife Area.  I am 68 years young and live for turkey hunting.  The turkeys have had excellent winter survival this year.  As my wife and I drive the road of the wild life area at least twice a week, we are seeing huge flocks of turkeys.  Lots of jakes and a lot of long beards.
There are camping areas available in the wildlife area. You are allowed two turkeys in this area.
Contact me for any other information.



 
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Post by: Wea300mag on December 12, 2013, 06:22:59 PM
This is very sad news. Jerry was an asset to Hunt-WA and its members from the moment he signed up. He was always a strong advocate for our men and women in uniform protecting our country.

Prayers for his family. RIP Jerbear, you will be missed here on Hunt-WA. :'(
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Post by: littlemac on December 12, 2013, 06:27:12 PM
I read his last post the other day and said a prayer. 

Now a prayer for Kathy and family.
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Post by: janttihunter on December 12, 2013, 06:40:16 PM
He offered to help my wife and I with turkey by him. Wa one of the nicest offers I ever had. Was just using him as an example of how great this site is yesterday. Sorry to hear this. My prayers go out to his wife and family.
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Post by: steen on December 12, 2013, 06:47:42 PM
So sorry and shocked!  Prayers go out to his family.
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Post by: MLBowhunting on December 12, 2013, 06:49:08 PM
Sad day.  RIP sir  :sry:
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Post by: Hunting Cowboy on December 12, 2013, 06:53:39 PM
Very sad news. We're sending our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
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Post by: Ridgerunner on December 12, 2013, 06:59:35 PM
Praying for his family, he will be missed
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Post by: cohoho on December 12, 2013, 07:03:00 PM
Wow, so sad, he sounded like a great guy, wish I had met him for sure!!!
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Post by: 3nails on December 12, 2013, 07:04:51 PM
 I just keep thinking of his bride and how hard this temporary separation must be. Praying for the family.
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Post by: NWTFhunter on December 12, 2013, 07:19:39 PM
So very saddened by this news.  I met Jerry and Cathy back in 07 or so, time flies for sure, and I will never forget how helpful, kind, giving, knowledgeable, funny, and loving Jerry was !  He always made time for his friends, and those friends he had just met.  They probably didnt realize what impact Jerry would have on them at that moment.
Jerry and Cathy always made time when I would stop by, and would often make me stay for dinner.  I camped out in the spare bed a few times when hunting in the area, Jerry insisted.
I feel a deep loss, and such sadness for Cathy, Jerry was her ROCK !
Cathy, I pray for your comfort.

I have lost their number due to phone getting soaked, if someone can pass their number on I would appreciate it.


 God speed my Brother !
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Post by: Hunterman on December 12, 2013, 07:26:50 PM
Damn,,,,,, RIP Jerry. Our prayers to Cathy  :'(

Hunterman(Tony)

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Post by: kenzmad on December 12, 2013, 08:03:55 PM
Wow, so sad. Never met the man but really did enjoy him on here. First Colockumelk then Fishseeker and now Jerbear. Makes you feel mortal. Hug your wife and kids guys. It happens quick. Prayers to his wife and family. Christmas is gonna be hard for years to come.
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Post by: jason stevens on December 12, 2013, 08:08:47 PM
Prayers to the family r.I.p
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Post by: SniperDanWA on December 12, 2013, 08:09:50 PM
I loved his posts.  He was great man.  Never met him face to face, but I know he and I would have been good friends.  To all who knew him, to Cathy his wife, and to his family, please accept my condolences.  May he rest in peace.
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Post by: Wazukie on December 12, 2013, 08:56:14 PM
I will be going to see Cathie tomorrow sometime.  As I receive her plans for a service and with her permission, I will post it here.  I know that she appreciates all the prayer.  I will be printing this thread out for her to read also if she so desires.
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Post by: dewandgin on December 12, 2013, 10:27:47 PM
Rest in Peace Jerbear. My prayers go out to your family and friends.
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Post by: ICEMAN on December 12, 2013, 11:05:32 PM
I am in shock.

I have known Jerry for years from originally making contact on this site. What a great man. He wanted nothing more in life than to see others enjoy the Klick like he did. Wanted others to score a tom. Wanted others to get a deer. I remember the first time coming over to visit. Then, each and every time I was anywhere near his home, it was time to go see what was going on. Over the years, he and his wife Cathy took a liking to my kids and Jerry took us all over the countryside, just two years ago trying to put my kids on a bird. He fell in love with my box call, so I mailed him a new one for him to mess with. I spoke to Cathy and Jerry a few months back and was looking forward to this spring to get out with him again.  He really wanted to get my kids out as I have been dealing with my cancer. 

Cathy, if you read this, you already know what a great guy Jerry was. He set such a great example for us all. A great legacy he has left behind. He touched so many folks. He will be so missed. You know we all love you too. Prayers from my family in this difficult time.

Rest in peace Jerry.

Kevin, Kathi, Reece and Allison.
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Post by: huntnphool on December 12, 2013, 11:17:41 PM
Very sad news indeed!

 Prayers and best wishes for his family, may they find comfort and peace in this holiday season.
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Post by: JLS on December 12, 2013, 11:19:57 PM
Prayers to your family Jerry. 
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Post by: bowhunterforever on December 12, 2013, 11:25:23 PM
Sorry to here this, RIP
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Post by: nw_bowhunter on December 13, 2013, 08:10:51 AM
What a real bummer...sorry to hear this happened. My thoughts to Jerbear and his family. God bless
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Post by: flatbkman on December 13, 2013, 08:21:07 AM
Prayers being sent.
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Post by: Jekemi on December 13, 2013, 08:54:22 AM
Jerry was my friend. Like so many others he and Cathy opened up his house to me and to my hunting buddies. Seven years ago Jerry and I went out turkey hunting as he helped me bag a big one. Two or three times a year I visited his little piece of paradise in the shadow of Mt. Adams. This past April we built the new chicken coop and put the little chickens and turkeys in the new space. He was a happy guy. Jerry and I both loved his dog Todd and when Todd passed away Jerry was a sad man. I watched him look worse and worse over the past couple of years but I always hoped that the next Doctor might find the secret.
Jerry was a great man, a man of honesty, integrity, generosity, and love for his wife Cathy. He and Cathy always treated me like a family member and for that I'm eternally grateful. I will miss Jerry very much. We spoke every few weeks and to not hear his gruff voice, his gentle spirit, his laugh cuts a big hole in my heart. "Jerry, I trust you are in a very special place now, one that allows you to walk high above Soda Springs, carry your shotgun, make those subtle turkey calls. I hope a big Tom walkes into your path. I only wish I could be there to cook an amazing turkey dinner for you. We will all miss you."
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Post by: Curly on December 13, 2013, 09:10:29 AM
I got a kick out of the name he gave to the turkeys that would come by his place looking for hand-outs:  He called them "Democrats".  :chuckle:
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Post by: jackelope on December 13, 2013, 09:14:49 AM
Folks...check out the raffle that Wazukie has put together to help Jerry's family with the expenses.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,142194.0.html (http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,142194.0.html)

 :tup:
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Post by: Ripper on December 13, 2013, 09:15:56 AM
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I got a kick out of the name he gave to the turkeys that would come by his place looking for hand-outs:  He called them "Democrats".  :chuckle:

 :chuckle: :chuckle:  Now that's funny! I'm sorry I never got a chance to meet him, he sounds like a great person. RIP my hunting brother and god bless your family.
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Post by: Ghost Hunter on December 13, 2013, 11:18:04 AM
Sorry to hear.  Always enjoyed his posts.  God speed
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Post by: turkeydancer on December 13, 2013, 11:38:23 AM
Prayers for Cathy, family, and friends ... truly sad day indeed.
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Post by: Wazukie on December 13, 2013, 01:29:36 PM
I just got back from visiting with Cathie, it was a very good visit reminiscing over who Jerry was and the lives that he impacted.  It's has already been said and known by many of you here, that Jerry knew no stranger, everyone was welcome in his home.  I got her logged into this site so she could read the many encouraging words that have been posted here.

Many of you have asked me about a service for Jerry.  As per his wishes, there will be a service in April of 2014(This coming spring)  What a perfect time to come together and honor such a man.  Do any of you know what happens in the Spring?  Turkey Hunting!  But even greater than that, Spring is reminiscent of "new life", and that is what Jerry is experiencing today as we remember him.

As time grows closer to April and plans begin to come together.  I will be posting all the details for anyone who would like to be there.

Cathie sends her love and gratitude to each of you.

Pastor B
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Post by: bearpaw on December 13, 2013, 04:17:55 PM
Very sad news, I didn't know Jerry but many members have told me what a great guy he was. RIP Jerbear
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Post by: ouchfoss on December 13, 2013, 04:34:03 PM
Sad to hear. Never met him personally but sounds like he was very awesome person to have known. Rest in peace Jerry.
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Post by: grandpawrichard on December 14, 2013, 05:55:51 PM
I am Deeply Saddened to hear this awful news! :( Jerry was such a Fine Gentleman! :( He and I exchanged a lot of PM's and emails. I will deeply miss him! :( My heart and prayers go out to his family!

Rest in Peace Jerry!

Dick
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Post by: C-Money on December 16, 2013, 08:16:00 AM
Prayers sent, rest easy Jerbear
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Post by: Savage3006 on December 18, 2013, 04:10:22 PM
I didn't know Jerry but sounds like the loss of a great person. RIP...
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Post by: boneaddict on December 18, 2013, 04:15:34 PM
Jerry was number 20 here at huntwa, joining March 3rd 2007.   He was here from the ground roots of this place, and as previously posted, his first post was a good indicator of the type of guy he was.   Bless him and his family.  His wisdom will be missed but not forgotten.  As one of our most Senior members, I can tell you he was a Sage among men.
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Post by: jackelope on December 18, 2013, 05:38:07 PM
Jerry was number 20 here at huntwa, joining March 3rd 2007.   He was here from the ground roots of this place, and as previously posted, his first post was a good indicator of the type of guy he was.   Bless him and his family.  His wisdom will be missed but not forgotten.  As one of our most Senior members, I can tell you he was a Sage among men.

Good stuff, Doug. I just went and looked. Member #20...wow.
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Post by: ICEMAN on January 01, 2014, 03:57:55 PM
Had to post some pics.

First is Jerbear getting ready to call in a tom to my kids... (didn't work :chuckle: )

Second is a pic Jerry took of us on the youth hunt he was taking us on. He is going to be missed for sure. I was thinking of him today....hence the pics.....

He set a great example for me.
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Post by: Wazukie on January 01, 2014, 08:18:21 PM
Great pic's and you are right, he will be missed.

THanks for sharing.
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Post by: jerbearjr on January 25, 2014, 08:06:59 AM
Thank you so much for all your kind words about my dad, jerbear.  Hunting and fishing were certainly his true passion.  As the oldest of his five daughters, again, we thank you very much.  God bless each and every one of you.
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Post by: rasbo on January 25, 2014, 08:40:13 AM
Thank you so much for all your kind words about my dad, jerbear.  Hunting and fishing were certainly his true passion.  As the oldest of his five daughters, again, we thank you very much.  God bless each and every one of you.
your welcome he was a very good man to me
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Post by: jerbearjr on January 25, 2014, 09:17:23 AM
His five daughters and their families will be hosting a birthday party for him on February 8 the.  Dad would have been 75 on that day and we want to celebrate with friends and family.  The celebration will be at 2:00, February 8th in Yakima at Trinity Family Fellowship.  It is located on the corner of Tieton and 13th ave. at 606 S. 13th Ave.  Please wear what dad lived in, a good pair of worn out jeans, flannel or camo. Dad was an Elvis fan to the bone and passed that on to each one of us, so no church hymns at this party. Any ties will be cut off upon entry.  Dad wouldn't have it any other way.  Bring your stories and share.  In lieu of flowers please make your donations to "member 20's" favorite site, this one of course!  My sisters and I want to thank Cathleen for the go ahead to do this for our dad!
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Post by: Wazukie on January 25, 2014, 09:29:05 AM
I don't think that your dad would cut my tie off if I wore it to his birthday party.  But then again, he knew the only time I would wear one was in church.  I pray that this party will help all 5 of you in the process of grieving your loss.

God bless.
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Post by: bearpaw on January 26, 2014, 06:27:53 AM
I spoke with Jerbear once on the phone, he was a very nice, sincere ,and personable guy, I wished that I could have met him in person. I will not be able to make it to his party, but he will be in my thoughts. I think we should all be humbled that this site was so well liked by Jerbear. I wish him eternal hunting and fishing success.
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