Gerald Wilfred "Jerry" SAUVE'

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Heritage Funeral & Cremation
508 North Government Way
Spokane, WA

SAUVE´, Gerald (Jerry) Wilfred

Gerald Wilfred Sauvé, born to Isidore and Celestine Sauvé on Sept. 24, 1926 in Yakima, WA, was called home to be with our Lord on March 14, 2011 at his home in Spokane Valley, WA, surrounded by his wife and family as well as his caregiver Linda Brown. Gerald is survived by his loving wife Margie, daughters Denise Doyle (Terry), Marcia Kelly (Mark), Doreen Caudill (Kelly) and sons Marc (Debbie), Donald (Pamela) and Darin (Deanna), all from the Spokane area; and by sisters Jean, Maxine, Darline, Caren and Annette and brothers Kenneth and Lynn. Gerald also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and another great-grandchild on the way. Growing up on a farm, Gerald learned the value of hard work early in life. After completing high school at Marquette High, Gerald and his brother Kenneth hitchhiked around the US to visit friends and relatives and to see many areas of our country. Gerald worked at Hanford driving a bus for two years. He proudly served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army in Korea for two years. Gerald graduated from Gonzaga University, majoring in Accounting. He met Margie Wagner in early 1954, and they married on Nov. 20, 1954. Gerald worked in accounting for The Crescent in Spokane, Rhodes in Seattle, and Meier and Frank in Portland. He also worked in accounting for World's Fair Expo --74, and as a controller for several area car dealerships before retiring. Gerald's favorite activities included fishing, hunting, golfing, traveling, gardening, family get-togethers and pinochle. He was an avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners and Gonzaga University Bulldogs. Gerald was a charter member of St. John Vianney Knights of Columbus Council 8201, serving as an officer in the council and on the Washington State Council audit committee for 6 years. Gerald and Margie received the 2004 Washington State Knights of Columbus Family of the Year award. Gerald was an active member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church since 1970, and volunteered countless hours in many key fundraisers over the years. The center of Gerald's life was his love for his wife Margie. They worked very hard to provide a good home for their family, stressing the importance of a close-knit family. Through the years, they went on many vacations, including Hawaii, Disneyland, Reno, Edmonton, the US Midwest, "snowbird" trips to Arizona and numerous camping trips. Gerald also had a great sense of humor and captivating smile that everyone enjoyed. Gerald's rosary will be held on Friday, March 18 at 7:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 21 at 11:00 am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 503 N. Walnut Rd., Spokane Valley, WA 99206. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church or Hospice of Spokane.


Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2011
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