Jerry Mayer was born December 2, 1944, and reached his final destination in heaven on January 9, 2022, at 77 years of age.
Remembering Jerry: Joanne, his girl of 55 years, his daughter’s Denise Dunnett-Kirby, Debbie (Jason) Altrogge, Dawn (Blaine) Anderson, and Darla (Larry) Whitmyer; along with being Bumpa to 8 grandkids, Kyle (Christa) Dunnett, Jacob (Paige) Altrogge, Megan (Josh) Montemayor, Jarrod (Michelle Violette) Altrogge, Jerry Whitmyer, Morgan Kirby, Brooke Watt, and Kimber Whitmyer; and 2 great-grandkids, Joanne and Madison Dunnett, who were all loved very much. Everything he did was for his family.
Jerry also loved his church families. Leading Bible studies and Sunday School classes filled his calendar, and his purpose. The relationships he made teaching God’s Word were real and very special to him. He often spoke of leading Sunday School, his breakfast’s with the guys, and the Thursday afternoon Bible study’s as times he looked forward to and needed. Those friendships were deep and fun for him. Jerry was always reading, always learning, and always in his Bible. He wanted to know and share as much as he could, and did!
Jerry filled many boots while he was here. He was a business owner, a camp recruiter then manager, a pastor, a mentor, and a handyman. Through all the titles and moves, his wife and best friend Joanne worked right beside him. Their adventures took them from Montana to Wisconsin, then Illinois to Washington, then Wyoming and back to Montana. They just landed in Arizona 6 months ago.
Jerry would want you to know that he is in heaven. He never doubted that Jesus loved him, sacrificed his life for him, and made the way for him to be with his Creator and Savior. If you don’t have that same certainty, please reach out to Jerry’s family or someone near you who knows Jesus.
We will have a Time of Remembering at Emmanuel Baptist Church (328 S Shiloh Rd; Billings, MT 59106) on February 5th at 11am. Lunch will be served and we ask that you bring a story to share with the room and/or family.
Any donations in Jerry’s memory can be made to The Gideons at: https://www.gideons.org/donate;
or call 1-866-382-4253;
or send to:
The Gideons International Processing Center
P.O. Box 97251
Washington, DC 20090-7251
To live is Christ. To die is gain. And Jerry had so much to gain.