Gerald Edward Spencer, 78, passed away Aug. 28, 2018, in Bend. Jerry was born in Portland to Edward and Elizabeth Spencer.
He has two surviving brothers, Mark Spencer, of Moro, and Mike Spencer, of Sheridan.
Jerry graduated from Bulldog U (Willamina High School) in 1957, where he met his high school sweetheart, Luann M. Stoddard.,They married Oct. 24, 1959.
Jerry had a love of sports and the outdoors. He refereed high school basketball for 15 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His popular fishing spots were Paulina Lake and the Siletz River. He is a lifetime member of the Gateway Elks.
Jerry worked for 32 years at Northwest Natural Gas Company as a Service Center Supervisor in Portland. He retired in 1999.
His retirement dreams were to catch as many fish as he could, play 18 holes of golf three days a week and watch his six grandsons play high school sports. In 2006, Jerry and Luann moved to Crooked River Ranch, where his retirement dreams were fulfilled.
Jerry is survived by his wife Luann, of Bend; his three children: daughter, Kellene Allred, of Powers, son, Douglas Spencer, of Castle Rock, Washington, and daughter, Kathleen Beard, of Sandy. He also leaves behind daughter-in-law Angela Spencer, of Castle Rock, Washington, son-in-law Brian Beard, of Sandy; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Jerry’s life will be on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at the Restlawn Funeral Home. 201 Oak Grove Road NW, Salem, OR 503-585-1373. Viewing is scheduled 8:30 to 11 a.m. Funeral Service will begin at 11 a.m. with burial to follow. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.