Jan. 31, 1927 June 10, 2014
Jerry W. Wells, 87, passed away Tuesday at his home following a long illness. He was born in Oklahoma and has called Benicia his home for over 70 years. Jerry worked as a Machinist for more than 20 years beginning at Yuba Manufacturing and later to Kaiser Steel and Mare Island. Jerry also spent almost 16 years working at the old Black & White Liquor Store on First Street in Benicia.
Jerry was a devoted family man. He loved spending time with his wife Gail, his children, grandchildren and great grandchild.
He is survived by Gail, his wife of almost 70 years; daughters, Karrie (Braun) Wells and Darla (Steve) Mortensen; grandchildren, Pat and Mellisa (Mortensen) Ensley, Dennis and Kristen (Mortensen) Riesche, Clifford and Erika (Braun) Turk and Steven Stanhope Jr.; 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter and his dear friends Bill and Hazel Scheff. He was preceded in death by his daughter Judy Stanhope.
Memorial services will be private. Family prefers donations to Sonrise Community Fellowship, 630 Orange Drive, Suite R, Vacaville, CA 95687. Arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, Benicia. Please visit the online tribute at www.passalacquafuneralchapel.com. Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, 745-3130.
Passalacqua Funeral Chapel
901 West Second Street Benicia, CA 94510
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on June 13, 2014