May 24, 1944 — Jan. 28, 2013
Jerald D. “Jerry” Underwood, 68, of Sweet Home died Monday.
He was born in Vancouver, Wash., to Jerald and Leona (Gukeisen) Underwood.
He worked for Willamette Industries/Weyerhaeuser for over 40 years. After a seven-year retirement, he returned to work for Hoy’s Hardware, where he served as an assistant manager.
He was a member or the Sweet Home Mennonite Church.
Jerald loved being with his grandchildren, long drives in the forest and listening to audio books. He enjoyed gardening, travel and golf.
Jerald is survived by his wife, Vicki, of Sweet Home; son Ryan and wife Paula Underwood of Sweet Home; daughters Shelley and husband Eric Hurbain, and Dana and husband Scott Taylor, all of Reno, Nev.; stepsons Jeff and wife Patti Miller of Sweet Home, and Scott and wife Carrieann Miller of Washington; brother Leland and wife Barbara Underwood of Springfield; sister Gloria and husband Jim “Sonny” Carter of Sweet Home; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Sweet Home Mennonite Church. Burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements (www.sweethomefuneral.com).