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Jarold "Jerry" Shires

April 16, 1946 - June 9, 2016




Jerry Shires passed away peacefully on June 9th with his loving family by his side.
  
He was born in Everett, Washington on April 16, 1946 to James William "Bill" and Mona Maye Shires.   He moved to Salem when he was about two.  He graduated from North Salem High School in 1964.  Jerry had a strong faith in God and attended a Community Group at Morning Star Church.  Jerry enjoyed camping and spending time with family, and had many friends.   He was very gifted as a cabinet maker and finish carpenter and owned his own business for over 20 years.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Reg and his niece Julie.   He is survived by his wife Mary of 46 years, his daughter, Leslie Williams; his son Mark Shires and his wife Jessica and three grandsons, Bryant Williams and James and Hunter Shires, his sister, Judy Keller and her husband Bob; brother, Jim Shires and his wife Teruko, and his sister-in-law Carol Shires, as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him. 

A Celebration of Life service will be 10:00 AM on Monday, June 27th at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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