James Deville Jr.(1955 - 2012)

James G. "Jerry" Deville, Jr.

September 8, 1955 ~ December 9, 2012

BOTHELL, WASH. - We are saddened to announce the death of James G. "Jerry" Deville, Jr., USAF Major Retired, who died in his home in Bothell, Washington on December 9, 2012.

Jerry served as a Senior Fellow at Construx Software where he consulted and led seminars around the world in business management, engineering process and management, requirements analysis and testing, helping organizations meet business needs in dynamic environments. Prior to joining Construx, he held development and management positions with BEST Consulting, Boeing, and the United States Air Force. He also taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses for Hawaii Pacific University, Park College and the United States Air Force.

Jerry received a Masters of Arts in Computer Resource Management from Webster University, a B.S. in Computer Science from the United States Air Force Academy, and a Software Product Management Certificate from the University of Washington. He was certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, as a Scrum Master from the Scrum Alliance, and as a Professional Scrum Master from Scrum.org.

He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Deville, one son, James G. Deville III and his wife Kate of Duvall, Washington, two daughters, Tanya Cantrell and her husband Shane of Shorewood, Illinois, and Erica Rivas of Bothell, Washington, as well as five beautiful grandchildren. He is also survived by his father James Gerald Deville, Sr. of Lafayette, Louisiana, and three sisters, Rebecca Taylor, Patricia Broussard, and Barbara Schwegmann, as well as a host of nieces and nephews and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Ruth Briley Deville, and his greatniece Rebecca Kate Faul.

Known affectionately as "Big Daddy" by the neighborhood children, family and friends, Jerry was a man of intelligence, integrity, and generosity. Every person he met became his friend, every friend became his family, and his family was his most cherished possession.

A Celebration of Life was hosted by management and coworkers of Construx Software on December 13, 2012. A private family Mass in his memory and honor will be celebrated in Carencro, Louisiana. Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills in Lynnwood, Washington was in charge of arrangements for cremation.


Published in the The Advertiser on Dec. 22, 2012