Gerald Zachary Gerald Rex "Jerry" Zachary, age 76, went to be with the Lord in heaven on April 28, 2014, from his home in Olympia, Wash. A graveside service for family and close friends will be held at Masonic Memorial Park, 455 North St. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501, on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Bible Fellowship, 2504 E. State Ave., Olympia, WA 98506. Gerald is survived by his wife, Janet Lee "Jan" Zachary; daughter, Rachelle Ann (Derek) Beaulieu, and granddaughters, Katelyn Jan and Kirsten Ella, all of Tumwater; sister, Arlene Frances (Gilbert) Fletcher of Tigard, Ore.; and nieces, Sherri Tye and Susan Fletcher of Seattle. Gerald was born in Billings, Mont. to Rex B. and Frances S. Zachary on September 8, 1937. In 1956, he graduated from Class A Naval Radar School while in the Navy. He married the love of his life, Jan, on June 14, 1963, when attending the University of Montana in Missoula, where he graduated with honors in 1965 with a BS in Business Administration. Upon graduation, they moved to Washington where Gerald worked for a bank and later as a bank examiner and ultimately as Director of Banks for the State of Washington. In 1981, he graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. After retirement in 1998, Gerald provided a bank consulting service for starting up new state banks until fully retiring in 2010. Gerald had a wonderful career and success. For a full obituary, see www.FuneralAlternatives.org
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Published in The Olympian on Apr. 30, 2014