Jerald Neal "Jerry" Hutchins
1937 - 2021

November 13, 1937 ˜ December 21, 2021

Jerald (Jerry) Neal Hutchins, cherished father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away the morning of Dec. 21, 2021, joining his beloved wife Mary of 61 years, who preceded him in death last December.
Jerry’s life was filled with a great love for his family and friends, with a special place in his heart for babies, his grandkids, and his great-grandkids. While much of who he was can be shared through stories of his work with the US Forest Service and anecdotes of his family life, there were so many more things that made Jerry unique and loved. Through his church, the First United Methodist Church in Vancouver, Jerry was an active volunteer. Over two decades, he crafted and donated 450 fishing rods to Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents, Art and Helen; and his brother, Lee. He is survived by his brother, Van Hutchins; children, Lisa (Tom) Walker, Laura (Mark) Peasley, Michael (Alice) Hutchins, Julie (Roberto Anitori) Hutchins-Anitori, and Susan (Chris) Strizver; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren on the way.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Glenwood Place Senior Living for their care and support over the past two years. The Hutchins family will hold a joint memorial celebration for Jerry and Mary at a later date.
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Published by The Columbian on Jan. 4, 2022.
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I worked with Jerry when he was on the Oregon Dunes NRA and I was in the Siuslaw SO. His sense of humor made those days easier and he was with me on my first helicopter flight - laughing so that my fear eased up. Thanks Jerry for your understanding and laughter. I know your family will miss you
Pam Wilson
January 6, 2022
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