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March 15, 2014
I think of you every day my love.
Judy
December 04, 2013
Thank you for sharing with me that Jerry is resting without pain. The evening of the 30th we enjoyed a beautiful sunset here in Mesa, AZ.
I will not physically be at the memorial prayer service nor the following gathering at the Legion, but please let my huggggs be there for all.
I'm some sorry that I can't hand to him a Lilly with bugs on it for him to take along. I believes he takes the memory of the event. (I can see the smie on his face as he remembers.) I promise you, Jerry, to avoid sticking screw drivers into circuit breaker boxes. Ya lernt me well!!!
Judy and Rachel, Hugggs, Hugggs, and Hugggs today and for ever.
Carl David Coleman
December 01, 2013
Jerry was a true leader and teacher. He made time when his people need help and usually was able to help them solve their problems.

I believe I am a better person for having known him.

Our universe has grown a little colder and darker with his passing.
November 17, 2013
I still can't believe he's gone. Jerry was a big man with an even bigger heart! Every day when I go on our computer, we will think of him, because if it wasn't for him ,we wouldn't have this computer.His warmth and compassion will surely be missed. Jerry and Judy treated us like family, and for that we will be eternally grateful. Rest in Peace,Jerry. Love,Sue&Wendy Hurd
November 15, 2013
The last time I saw Jerry Clarke he was tired and frail, just having witnessed the vows of his cherished little girl Rachel.
His voice was that of an angel, not my Uncle Jerry. It was so soft and elegant. He said some incredibly sweet things to me. They are now mine.
I felt he was saying goodbye to me. I wanted to be wrong. A legend on earth has been amended. The legend will not end, as his beloved Judy and dear Rachel
will carry the Clarke name with immense pride. Jerry's memories will be carried only in a large heroic manner, for that is how he lived.

My first memory of Jerry was at my Grandparents home on a Sunday in Inglewood,
our family's day. He was a powerful, young, handsome man
in his dress military uniform his large arms lovingly squeezing his Judy. He looked like a hero. There was no Jerry solo or Judy solo... their was only Judy and Jerry. His adoration and passion for Judy, was as large as his
stature.

Jerry Clarke was a big man in every way.
His stature is obvious. He was a big man, who was in reality the opposite of that stature.
He was soft and very funny. His intellect grew with every encounter.
His depth of compassion for his family and friends is that of legend.
Jerry was a great listener, leaning on every word.
He lived to teach and inspire. His mind was always looking for answers.
He loved to ask questions. Sometimes he asked the hard questions, where others refrained.
Jerry always seemed to be trying to get everyone together on any issue.
He listened to each side then offered intelligent nonbiased solutions.
He was immensely humble. Jerry liked to get to the truth.
He loved those he admired. His love and respect of my Father and Grandfather is something I will never forget.
When I was a boy he would do everything he could do to sit with them and listen admiringly to his heroes.
We shared this passion in common. To be able to seat in that crowd, as 10 year is something I will truly never wish to forget.

My favorite holiday is and will always be Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving for my family was only held at Judy and Jerry's house.
All of my favorite people when I was a boy would be there. I can smell the food now. I love Thanksgiving for many reasons... the main one was having a chance to spend quality time with my Grandfather. I just felt so lucky to be there. It was a day that put everything in the right place for me. I felt safe that I was a part of something truly special. That is why it was Thanksgiving. A day to be thankful to be a part of a family, that laughed and talked loud, drank and ate with feeling and lived with great passion.
And loved.

This time was also a time when the music was the Beatles. The Beatles also will always remind of Judy and Jerry. Hey Jude being my beloved and passionate Aunt Judy. Let it be will always be Uncle Jerry… always looking for the answer… There will be an answer, speaking words of wisdom,
Let it be.

I truly believe Jerry is on the back porch of my Grandfathers cabin in the Pine Mountain club of heaven.
He is listening passionately to my Grandfather and my Father... yes they maybe drinking red wine. Music is coming from inside but they cannot hear. They are in heaven.

love jimmy

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