GERALD ”JERRY” E. MCGEE
October 3, 1933 ˜ January 11, 2019
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.
Please sign his guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits