Gerald Edward Spencer (August28,2018 - )

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Gerald Edward Spencer, 78, passed away, August 28, 2018 in Bend, Oregon. Jerry was born in Portland, Oregon to Edward and Elizabeth Spencer. He has two surviving brothers, Mark Spencer of Moro, Oregon and Mike Spencer of Sheridan, Oregon.

Jerry graduated from Bulldog U (Willamina High School) in 1957, where he met his high school sweetheart, Luann M. Stoddard. They married October 24, 1959.

Jerry had a love of sports and the outdoors. He refereed high school basketball for fifteen years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His popular fishing spots were Paulina Lake and the Siletz River. He is a lifetime member of the Gateway Elks.

Jerry worked for 32 years at Northwest Natural Gas Company as a Service Center Supervisor in Portland, Oregon. He retired in 1999. His retirement dreams were to catch as many fish as he could, play 18 holes of golf 3 days a week and watch his 6 grandsons play high school sports. In 2006 Jerry and Luann moved to Crooked River Ranch where his retirement dreams were fulfilled.

Jerry is survived by his wife Luann of Bend, Oregon, his three children, Daughter, Kellene Allred of Powers, Oregon, Son, Douglas Spencer of Castle Rock, Washington and Daughter, Kathleen Beard of Sandy, Oregon. He also leaves behind, Daughter-in-Law Angela Spencer of Castle Rock, Washington, Son-in-Law Brian Beard of Sandy, Oregon, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Jerry's life will be on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Restlawn Funeral Home. 201 Oak Grove Rd. NW. Salem, OR 503-585-1373. Viewing is scheduled 8:30am to 11:00am. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00am with burial to follow. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

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Restlawn Funeral Home, Restlawn Memory Gardens and Mausoleum - Salem
201 Oak Grove Road NW
Salem, OR 97304
503 585-1373
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Sept. 8, 2018