Jerry L. Harrold
March 12, 1947 - August 14, 2013
Jerry, the eldest child of George and Jo Harrold, was born in Salem on March 12, 1947. He met Roni Steffen while attending Oregon State University and the two married in September 1971. After graduating from OSU with a Master's Degree in Geology, Jerry spent the next thirty years searching for gold, around this country and traveling to South America and Africa. His later years were spent working with his brothers in construction.
Jerry and Roni have five children: Brandi, Chelsea, Cadi, Mycah and Auston, and four grandchildren: Logan, Wyatt, Christian and Grace. He enjoyed hunting, especially in Montana, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Jerry passed away at OHSU after complications interrupted his recovery from surgery.
Jerry is survived by his wife, five children, brothers Don (Ann), Dan (Mary), Gary (Kim) and sister Donna (Jim) Kerr; brothers-in-law Jack (Cindy) Steffen, Jeff Steffen, Mitch Steffen, Shane Steffen; sisters-in-law Jan Smith and Jean (Dave)Cox; Austin Bonson and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Nancy McEachern.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 23rd beginning with a Rosary at 10:00am followed by a 10:30am Mass at St. Mary's (Shaw) Church, 9168 Silver Falls Highway, Aumsville, Oregon. Arrangements are by Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton.