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Gerald "Jerry" Dennis

August 18, 1943 — January 8, 2024

Gerald (Jerry) Richard Dennis, born on August 18, 1943, in Neva, Wisconsin, peacefully passed away at Holy Family Hospital on January 8th, 2024. Jerry was the beloved son of Ida and Frank Dennis. At six, his family relocated to Spokane, where he spent all his rich and fulfilling life. 

Jerry's educational journey took him through the 12th grade, shaping the foundation for the hardworking and dedicated individual he would become. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Ida and Frank Dennis, and his cherished grandson, Sean Langlois. 

At 19, Jerry married Penny Perkins. From this union, two wonderful children were born, Floyd and Pam. Although the marriage lasted six years, Jerry's commitment to his family endured throughout his life. 

In 1979, fate led Jerry to cross paths with Norma Jean Elly. Their connection blossomed into a deep and meaningful relationship until her passing in 2015. Jerry again found love in July of the following year when he married Karen Smith. Together, they shared the joys and challenges of life until his peaceful departure. 

Jerry dedicated many years of his life to his profession, working as a carpet installer before transitioning into the role of a restoration technician. His hard work and commitment were a testament to his devotion to providing for and taking diligent care of his beloved family. 

Outside of work, Jerry found joy in the simple pleasures of life. He was an avid shuffleboard player, a skilled bowler, and a master of the BBQ. These activities brought him immense happiness and allowed him to share quality moments with friends and family. 

Jerry had a special place in his heart for his furry companions. His love for his pet cats was evident, as they provided him with companionship and comfort throughout the years. 

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 19, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Riplinger Funeral Home and Crematory

4305 N. Division St., Spokane, WA 99207

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Friday, January 19, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery

211 North Government Way, Spokane, WA 99224

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