Jerry Clinton John

Obituary
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JERRY CLINTON JOHN
May 23, 1946 ~ June 16, 2018

Jerry passed over in the early hours of June 16, 2018 to the sound of birds serenading outside our window. His loving wife, Anne, and daughter, Jerusha were by his side. All four of his adult children, their spouses and 8 grandchildren were blessed with the opportunity to visit "BaBa" before his passing. He will truly be missed by his wife, family and friends.
Jerry served in the US Army Reserves from 1967 - 1972.
Starting at the age of 12, Jerry honed his building skills working for his father's construction company, CE John Inc. before moving onto housing and development, where he created unique individual homes, including his own in the Vancouver, WA area.
Jerry was a life long volunteer, donating his time and energy developing parks and soccer fields, coaching soccer, baseball and basketball and framing out walls for what was once known as the Eisenhower Spookerie.
He was generous and kind, tipping well beyond the norm, and never hesitated to help those in need.
Jerry valued his friends, fraternity bros from WSU, and gambling buddies. He enjoyed playing and watching golf, cheering on the Blazers, and rooting for his WSU Cougs, all while partaking in a bowl of clam dip and a cold beer. His fondest memories included road trips in the Silver Streak, vacations in Hawaii, clam digging and fishing at the coast, and especially dealing cards with his grandchildren.
Jerry endured the painful challenges of Parkinson's disease without complaint.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Anne, of 50 years; sons, Benjamin John, Walker John and Trevor John, daughter, Jerusha Lindgren, and their spouses; eight grandchildren; his sister, Julie Kampfer; brother, James John; and many, nieces and nephews, and friends who will miss him as well.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clint and Gloria John; and his sister, Janet Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, the John family requests individuals donate to through michaeljfox.org.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published in The Columbian on July 1, 2018
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