Jerry Joe Calhoon
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 24, 1935
  • Place of birth:
    Labette, Kansas, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 24, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
Let the memory of Jerry be with us forever

Oregon Local News - Jerry Calhoon 9/23/16

Jerry Calhoon

June 24, 1935 to August 24, 2016

Jerry Calhoon, 81, of Gig Harbor, Wash., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, due to complications from

pneumonia. Born in Labette, Kansas, he graduated from Bend, Ore. High School and Oregon State University before

settling the family in West Linn, Ore. for 35 years.

He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather and devoted his life to his family.

Friends and family will gather to celebrate his life on Friday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 8818

SW Miley Road, Wilsonville, Ore. A reception will follow the service at Langdon Farm Golf Club.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (; an important charity to Jerry and

the Calhoon family. A memorial web page has been set up for guests to share photos, memories and tributes at

http://www.forevermissed. com/jerry-joe-calhoon/

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Carol Roesch on 1st September 2016

"We are so happy to have had the opportunity to meet Jerry.  He was such a gentle man.  We enjoyed spending time with him and his family.
I am sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew him."

This tribute was added by Robert James on 29th August 2016

"Jerry and Jane were so kind to us.  We moved to Oregon with no family within 1200 miles and they invited us into their home and made us feel like we were a part of things.  Their generosity, kindness, faith and love of their family provided a great model of what a life well lived could be.  May Jerry's spirit join Jane's and their flame light the way for others for eternity."

This tribute was added by Laura Hemmerle on 29th August 2016

"While visiting Tricia, I had the honor of meeting Jerry over Easter weekend while he kept the nurses busy for the holiday. I came in from Cincy and Tricia insisted we visit him. It made my heart full to see how much she adored him! He's in good company... ❤️"

This tribute was added by Sarah & Rich Kaufman on 29th August 2016

"Gentle, kind - ALWAYS with a smile...... Jerry Calhoon - a treasure of a friend, husband, dad - we saw all these sides of him over many years.
We love you Jerry!"

This tribute was added by Jackie Moore on 28th August 2016

"Mom (Alice Calhoon) said her earliest memory of Jerry was at 5 YO. Dad (his Uncle Ross) was working on his car & Jerry started picking up his tools. When told to leave them alone, he said, "that's no way to talk to a man of letters!""

This tribute was added by Tim Calhoon on 28th August 2016

"Will miss you jerry"

This tribute was added by Alan Calhoon on 28th August 2016

"My last sibling Brother, Jerry, is now with his wife and other passed family. His undying love, devotion, support & encouraging spirit for his family and others was amazing his entire life. I, our other siblings, along with his immediate family deeply admire Jerry for his selfless loyalty and abounding love. They broke the mold when God made my Brother. He will be missed but never ever forgotten."

This tribute was added by Nancy Calhoon on 28th August 2016

"Jerry was the kindest man; the gentlest soul.  He had more patience than anyone I know.  He lived for his family.  He set a wonderful example for his boys on how to be a man, a husband and a father.  I am so grateful to be part of his life."

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This memorial is administered by:

Michael Calhoon
Nancy Calhoon
Natalie Calhoon


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