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Gerald Evans "Jerry" Heron

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Gerald "Jerry" Evans Heron

Gerald "Jerry" Evans Heron, age 72, of Seattle passed away on November 16, 2012 due to complications from Parkinson's. Jerry was born in Spokane, WA on September 15, 1940 to James Hamilton Heron and Amelia Rogers Heron. He attended Cretin High School in St. Paul, MN, and went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota in 1962. In May of 1963 he married Catherine Ann Byron in Minneapolis. After graduating from Harvard Business School in 1970, he relocated the family to Seattle, WA. Jerry worked for R.C. Hedreen Company in Seattle for 35 years, retiring in 2008. Jerry treasured his family, friends and spending time at his favorite Vashon Island home. He loved ham radio, flying his plane, and his dog Alice. Jerry was preceded in death by his brother James Heron. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kay, siblings John (Carole) Heron and Mary Louise (Frank) Christy, by his children, Steven John Heron and Lisa (Matthew) Heron Mawer and his grandchildren, Mia Catherine Mawer and Davis Earl Mawer. His sharp wit and quiet sense of humor will be missed. Our family would like to extend a special thank you for the love and care Jerry received at Grace Family Home. Services will be held, Tuesday, November 27th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne Church, 1411 1st Ave. W., Seattle, 98119. Memorials may be sent to Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, MS S-200, P. O. Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005 or the NW Parkinson's Foundation, 400 Mercer Street, Suite 504, Seattle, WA 98109.

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Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 21 to Nov. 25, 2012
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