Gerald "Jerry" McGee
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October 3, 1933 ˜ January 11,

Jerry McGee, passed away Jan. 11, 2019 at the age of 85 after a battle with cancer. He is fondly remembered as a husband, father, friend, doctorate-level teacher, mentor, champion of disability rights, author, historian and former Keizer city councilor.
McGee was elected to the Keizer City Council in 1991 and served until 2003; he is the longest serving councilor to date.
McGee was born on Oct. 3, 1933 in Battle Ground, WA to Riley and Lota McGee. His education began in a one-room schoolhouse in Battle Ground and carried him to Clark County Community College, Western Washington University and, eventually, Colorado State College where he earned his Doctoral degree in Education.
On Sept. 11, 1953, McGee married his wife of 55-years, Shirley Joan Rolling.
McGee is survived by his son, Marty McGee; daughters, Tammy McGee, Cathy Jordan and Wendy Hunt; grandchildren, Wes Jordan, Brianna Hunt and Ian Hunt; and longtime friend, Diane Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; sons, Shawn and Shannon McGee; and sister, Shirley Olson.
A public memorial is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 2, 2019 at 2 p.m., at Keizer City Hall.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 27, 2019.
Memorial service
02:00 PM
Keizer City Hall
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January 29, 2019
Sympathys to entire family , a great friend to our parents and always so interesting to talk to. Half way through reading his book Whiskey Riley again ,and enjoying every chapter. Alot of this book was true and would of made a great movie. A great man who helped build our country .Respectfully Bruce Barker Battleground
January 28, 2019
I meet and talked to Jerry several times when he came to our Amboy Territorial Days celebration to sell his books. I have copies or all his books and found him to be a very engaging and accomplished individual. He lived a good life.
Jim Malinowski
January 28, 2019
Losing a loved one is never easy, but our loving God promises to give the strength and courage you'll need to endure, and to cope with the pain of your loss. He also promises to hold your hand every step of the way. (Isaiah 40:29, 41:10, 13) May loving memories also sustain your family during this difficult time. Ann Smith
January 27, 2019
Jerry and I were classmates at BGHS. I will always remember him as a man with utmost class. A kind, soft spoken individual. Rest well, Jerry, see you soon.
Patty Turpin
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