Gerald Ethier 1932-2012 CHESTER Gerald Owen Ethier, 80, of Chester, Vt., died April 20, 2012, after a brief illness. Jerry was born March 2, 1932, in Winchendon, Mass., and married Ruth (Pickford) Ethier, mother of their seven children, Glenn (deceased), Gary, Michael, Gregg, Lynn, Lori, and Kim. He is also survived by his loving wife, Georgia (Dinger) Ethier, brother Stephen, and step-children, Casey and Brandon Blust, 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Jerry worked many years at Merlex Stucco in Orange, Calif., and after retirement, moved to Washington State and then onto Vermont. He loved his family and enjoyed the many family gatherings, gardening, and dancing to the "big band" and rock 'n roll music. Jerry also loved to travel to Oregon, Washington, and Canada while living on the west coast and then to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Canada after moving east. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Chester First Baptist Church, Main Street, Chester, Vt., with burial following at North Street Cemetery, Chester. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Chester-Andover Family Center, P. O. Box 302, Chester, VT 05143.
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Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 25, 2012