Jerry Lee Monahan
1944 - 2020
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July 22, 1944 ˜ February 1, 2020

Jerry Lee Monahan passed away peacefully on Feb.1, 2020 in Vancouver, WA. He was born in The Dalles, Oregon on July 22nd, 1944, to Robert Dale and Lorraine Rayburn Monahan. The family lived in Wishram, Washington and moved to Vancouver in 1948 when he was 4. He was a 1962 graduate from old Fort Vancouver High School.
Jerry joined the Coast Guard and he loved being in the Guard and had many stories to tell. Trained as a dental tech and served on the east coast most of the time in Florida. He married Cherie at this time and had one son Brian. The family moved to Vancouver when he left the military in 1968.
Jerry was preceded in death by his second wife, Zoe Ann Jackson.
In 1994, Jerry married Debbie and this was a very happy time for both. Joining Jerry were her children: son, Tyler (wife Keri); granddaughter, Alexandra; daughter, Lusinda (husband Josh); grandchildren, Trenton, Haley and Peyton Righter; Brian’s son, Daxten Wilde-Monahan. They were all a joy to him and he loved having them around him.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; and Debbie’s parents, Dot and Del Nelsen.
He is survived by his brothers, Mike (wife Karen), Pat (wife Karen), Kevin (wife Cheryl); and nephews and nieces.
Jerry retired in 1999 from Air Products Inc. as a truck driver and a teamster.
Other interests were softball, coaching, hunting, fishing, and bowling. They enjoyed going to Arizona with horses and camping with friends. Jerry always had a positive attitude, loving and protective of his family. He was very loved and will be dearly missed by all of us.
Please join us in celebrating a life well lived at Layne’s Funeral Home in Battle Ground on Sat., Feb. 8, 2020 at 11:00, burial will follow at Lewisville Cemetery.
Special thanks to Fresenius Medical Clinic for all the care they gave Jerry the last 5 years.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 5, 2020.
Celebration of Life
11:00 AM
Layne’s Funeral Home
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February 7, 2020
Jerry was a working associate at Airweld a very long time ago. We shared a few beers and hunting stories at the Sandy Court Tavern. I remember him as warm, friendly, and smiling most of the time. i am sorry for his passing.
David Dykstra
February 7, 2020
so sorry to hear of Jerry Passing. I was a classmate. Jerry a fun and caring man.He will be missed. Condolences
Nola Koch
February 7, 2020
Jerry always made everyone around him feel very special and important. It didn't matter if there were 20 people there or just you. He knew his friends and treated them with love, kindness and good humor. We loved Jerry and his compassion and friendship will be sadly missed.
MartCaye and Ken Eiesland
February 7, 2020
Condolences to the family, Debbie. Jerry had a great sense of humor and will be missed. Rest In Peace Jerry.
Cheryl Hall
February 7, 2020
Dear Debbie, Brian, Pat, Mike and Kevin:

Jerry was such a nice man - you must all be so sad to lose him. I remember him as always being so nice to me - he had a special, gentle friendliness about him that I will always remember and admire. Barry and I are so sorry we didn't get to spend more time with him. Our love and prayers are with you, and we'll see you all at the celebration of life.

Julie Roark Dod
February 5, 2020
Monahan Family,

Jerry was a classmate of mine and it was always great to see him periodically which I did last October at our 75th Birthday class reunion from Fort Vancouver High School class of 1962.

Jerry will be missed and he will always be in my thoughts and mind. Rest In Peace Jerry my friend I will always remember you and your wonderful smile

Cheryl Cooke Thomas
Cheryl Thomas
February 5, 2020
You will be missed by many Jerry, you were a great man and wonderful Grandpa. Brian, Dax, Debbie and family so sorry for your loss.
Pat & Lisa Randle
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