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Gerald Everitt Dyer, 1931-2013

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Gerald Everitt Dyer

Gerald Everitt Dyer

1931 - 2013

Gerald “Jerry” Everitt Dyer, 81 years old, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, in Tehachapi, where he lived for 23 years. He was preceded in death by Mary, his wife of 52 years. He was born in Omaha, Neb., the son of Harry E. Dyer and Rose J. (Kisicki) Dyer. Jerry completed high school at Tech High in Omaha. He was working as a welder for Union Pacific Railroad when he was called to service in the United States Army, proudly serving in the Korean War, where he attained the rank of Technical Sergeant.

After his honorable discharge, Jerry moved to California, where he
worked for 32 years as a welder for Rocketdyne Aerospace in Canoga Park. While working there, he was responsible for several innovative U.S. patents. He met his wife at a church dance, and they raised five children.

Jerry was a lifetime member of the NRA and acquired one of the highest honors in target shooting, “The Distinguished Marksman” medal. He was an avid model airplane builder, archer, hunter, shooter, and a great father and husband. He was very proud of his service for our country and participated the last eight years in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Bakersfield, walking each parade but the last.

Jerry is survived by his two sisters, Fran Logan and Pat Durbin; his children, Roseann Fancy, Gail Holloway, John Dyer, Eric Dyer, Suzanne Krantz, and their spouses; grandchildren, Shawn, Cory, Christopher, Shayna, Kelsey, Tara, Bridget, Sara, Anthony, Adam, Sophia, Joshua, Andrew, and Annaleah; and great-grandson, Caleb.

Funeral arrangements are being coordinated by Wood Family Funeral Service of Tehachapi. The Rosary will be recited and a funeral service will be held the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. An interment service with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Cemetery in Lancaster. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.

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