Jerry Arnold DeBoer
Jerry A. DeBoer passed peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on December 8th 2017 at the Whatcom Hospice House after a long fight with cancer.
Jerry was born in Snohomish, WA, on September 16th, 1943 but moved to Ketchikan, AK, as a young child which is where his true love for Southeast Alaska blossomed. Throughout his life he enjoyed flying, boating, and fishing with his family. In his later years, he enjoyed traveling, spending time with his grandchildren Zoya and Ethan, and walking his dog, Indy. Jerry had a giving heart and was known as a loyal person to his family and colleagues.
Jerry is survived by his best friend and wife of 43 years, Gretchen DeBoer, children: Wende DeBoer, Ryan DeBoer, Steve Amos, Justin DeBoer, and his many grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son Craig DeBoer. Jerry was the proud son of Earnest and Adeline DeBoer and sibling to Judy Hansen and Jamie DeBoer.
Memorial donations may be made to the family C/O Gretchen DeBoer 57 Lk Louise Dr. Bellingham WA 98229, or, in gratitude for the excellent care and support he received in his final days, please consider a donation to Hospice. https://hospicefoundation.org/Donate