DEAN, Jerry T. (Age 86) Of Spokane Valley, WA, passed away, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at his home. Jerry was born January 12, 1927 to Troy and Elsie Dean of Otis Orchards. He graduated from Otis Orchards High School then served as a flight navigator in the Navy during World War II. Upon his return, he married Betty Mae Rickel on February 7, 1947. Jerry was employed by the Metallurgy Lab at Kaiser Trentwood his entire career. After retirement Jerry and Betty spent many happy years as winter snowbirds in Mesa, Arizona and summers near Liberty Lake. He was an avid golfer, spending decades on various Kaiser teams and finally fulfilling his dream of visiting Scotland, home of golf, in 2012. Jerry is survived by his children, Sue Finger of Bothell and Pat Dean of Spokane, one brother, John Dean, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Betty in 2010. Services will be held at noon, Monday, November 4, 2013 at Hazen & Jaeger Valley, Colonial Chapel, 1306 North Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA. with Pastor Nathan Rector officiating.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Oct. 30, 2013