Jerry died suddenly at home on January 16, 2014. He was born on January 31, 1945 in Oakland, California to Anna and Lou Walter. The family moved to the Colfax area a few years later. Jerry attended Colfax Elementary and Colfax High and after earning his AA degree from Sierra College he was drafted into the U. S. Army and served in Georgia, Germany and Vietnam.
After the service Jerry worked in computer repair with assignments in Ohio, San Jose, and finally back to Colfax. He was retired at the time of his death but helped his wife in her Day Care for many years. "Uncle" Jerry was much loved by the children and their parents.
Jerry is survived by his wife Paulette, his daughter Stephanie and her partner Denny, his son Andrew of Port Angeles, Washington, his brother Michael and his wife Beverly, his sister Barbara of Sacramento, his sister-in-law Sharon, many nieces and nephews, his mother-in-law Ivy Norton and many other in-laws who will miss him very much.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Feb. 15, 2014