Celebration of Life for Jerry Dodge
January 14, 2012 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eagle Glen Golf Club
1800 Eagle Glen Parkway
Corona, CA 92883

~Please RSVP for luncheon~
(714) 296-5136
  • 79 years old
  • Born on November 18, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • Passed away on December 27, 2011 in Tustin, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Gerald Eugene Dodge, 79, born on November 18, 1932 and passed away on December 27, 2011. We will remember him forever.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." ~Author unknown.

Posted by Brent Dodge on 18th November 2014
Hey Dad. Miss you like crazy. Oh how I'd love to know what you're doing in heaven these days. I'll find out soon enough! You're still the best Dad I know. Miss you . . .
Posted by Joan Dodge on 18th November 2014
Oh, by the way. The picture of you in your office is hung at church all during November. You are between the Dyers and Mom and Dad. Good company. Hope you are feeling the prayers.
Posted by Joan Dodge on 18th November 2014
Miss you, Jerry. Had to put Champ down. How you loved him. Hope he finds you up there and you can give him lots of loving. Sent out your clown birthday card to Michael and Matt on their birthdays. Keep the angels laughing with your jokes. Hugs, Joan
Posted by Eric Dyer on 18th November 2014
Keep 'em laughing Uncle Jerry. We miss you!
Posted by Kevin Lee on 18th November 2012
Jerry was an awesome man that knew how to have a good time. I love his fishing stories and going fishing, waterskiing and yes, a ton of camping. I miss him dearly and have great memories of him. Heck, he taught me a lot about life and to have fun while your doing it. He was the greatest and we'll all miss him forever! Hello Joan, Mike, and Brent - God Bless You!
Posted by Gail Holloway on 14th January 2012
Sending our love to all the Dodges! I know Uncle Jerry will be missed so much. I have many good memories of our family gatherings. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Marissa Dodge on 13th January 2012
I am really going to miss Grandpa Dodge. He was just such an amazing man and grandfather. I love you Gramps.
Posted by Matt Dodge on 12th January 2012
Im going to miss Papa Dodge. He was awesome. There's no other way I can really say it. Loving, hardworking, smart, funny, and a great Grandpa. I love you Papa Dodge.
Posted by Joan Dodge on 12th January 2012
I read this in a book Brent and Liz gave me. Reflect on the words: "I won't take any photographs of those I love; I'll just take all the faces and familiar gestures I have collected and hang them up along the walls of my inner space so that they will always be with me."May pictures of Jerry be hung forever in your heart , He'll make you laugh.
Posted by Joan Dodge on 12th January 2012
Dear Mike and Brent; My how you must miss your dad. He was a great dad who loved you more than anything else in the world. I love it when I hear you tell a joke or a funny story because I know you got that talent from him. He also gave you his compassion for others, his pride in his family, his determination to do the best job he could. He was a fine man which both of you have become.
Posted by Joan Dodge on 12th January 2012
To our grandchildren; Gramps, grandpa,papa, or whatever you called him, loved you so much. He took such pride in all your accomplishments, be it academic, sports, music, art, dance,texting. He loved to hear what you were up to. He loved to tell you stories and make you laugh. He was a great model to look up to for how to live and care for others.
Posted by Joan Dodge on 12th January 2012
I was married to Jerry for 26 years. I am thankful for those years because from that marriage we had two of the most wonderful sons any couple could have. Jerry was such a good man, an honest man, a champion of those in need. Any one who knew him was better off for that because of his wit, his wisdom, his caring. Thank you, Jerry, for the good memories. See you at a later date.
Posted by Eric Dyer on 4th January 2012
"Celebration of Life for U. Jerry Dodge"...A celebration it should be and shall be. I look forward to being with all of you on the 14th to celebrate (and party with some Coors beer, his favorite brand as I recall). Cheers to the funniest man I ever knew! Quick with a joke, he had us in stitches all the time. He kept a beautiful home and garden. Eric Dyer and family, Tehachapi, CA
Posted by Kevin Lee on 4th January 2012
My Tribute to this great Man is that he was an excellent educator. I am living proof of that quality as Jerry taught my brother and I how to waterski! I'll never forget how he was so nice all the time and I miss him dearly. God Bless Joan and my best friends from T.O., Brent and Mike!
Posted by Suzanne Krantz on 3rd January 2012
Such a great picture of Uncle Jerry. Just as I remember him. He was a great uncle and a good man. Funny as ...., someone I repect and admire. I will miss him a great deal. My prayers are with him and his family. Love you all.
Posted by Sandee Kane on 2nd January 2012
Sending love and sympathy to Joan and all of your family. May you treasure you memories of Jerry. Sandee Kane, Sons of Norway
Posted by Marc Trifiletti on 31st December 2011
I always looked forward to the visits from Jerry at the Kennedy house. For some reason I seem to remember him always in plaid, was he a wannabe lumber jack? But the one thing Jerry taught me in life was the power of the aeiral use of RoundUp. He taught us how to effectively spray from 10+ feet in the air for the max effect.....ok he had me rolling on that one for years! He was a good man!
Posted by Jerry Anderson on 31st December 2011
I wish for all a better year. Jerry. (First cousin of Joan whose mother, Marie, is my mother's sister). Take care.
Posted by Brent Dodge on 31st December 2011
Holy smokes! Check out Dad's desk. That explains why I'm a clean-desk fanatic. My dad paid attention to detail, particularly details about the life of his kids. He always expressed interest in what was going on with me, particularly with my family . . . and fishing! Detail-oriented, a person of integrity, and a guy whose wit could always brighten your day. That's the dad I'll miss.
Posted by Mike Dodge on 30th December 2011
Jerry Dodge was a great dad who cared for his family. He was always there for us. He received a Ph.D. in Education and devoted his life to teaching children. Jerry was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a people person and had a gift for remembering everyone he met. Jerry had a sense of humor which kept everyone smiling and laughing. He will be missed.

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