Obituary: Jerry Lee Monahan

Coast Guard veteran passed away peacefully on Feb. 1, 2020 in Vancouver at the age of 75; Celebration of Life to be held Sat., Feb. 8 in Battle Ground

Jerry Lee Monahan passed away peacefully on Feb. 1, 2020 in Vancouver, Wa. He was born in The Dalles, Ore. on July 22, 1944, to Robert Dale and Lorraine Rayburn Monahan. The family lived in Wishram, Wa. and moved to Vancouver in 1948 when he was 4 years old. He was a 1962 graduate from old Fort Vancouver High School.

Jerry Lee Monahan
Jerry Lee Monahan

Jerry joined the Coast Guard and he loved being in the Guard and has many stories to tell. He was trained as a dental tech and served on the east coast, most of the time in Florida. He married Cherie at this time and had one son, Brian. The family moved to Vancouver when he left the military in 1968.

Jerry was preceded in death by his second wife, Zoe Ann Jackson.   

In 1994, Jerry married Debbie and this was a very happy time for both. Joining Jerry were her children: son, Tyler (wife Keri); granddaughter, Alexandra; daughter, Lusinda (husband Josh); grandchildren, Trenton, Haley and Peyton Righter; Brian’s son, Daxten Wilde-Monahan. They were all a joy to him and he loved having them around him.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and Debbie’s parents, Dot and Del Nelsen.

He is survived by his brothers, Mike (wife Karen); Pat (wife Karen); Kevin (wife Cheryl); and nephews and nieces.

Jerry retired in 1999 from Air Products Inc. as a truck driver and a Teamster.

Other interests were softball, coaching, hunting, fishing and bowling. They enjoyed going to Arizona with horses and camping with friends. Jerry always had a positive attitude and was loving and protective of his family. He was very loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

The public is invited to join the family in celebrating a life well-lived at a celebration to be held at 11 a.m., Sat., Feb. 8, 2020 at Layne’s Funeral Home in Battle Ground. Burial will follow at Lewisville Cemetery.

Special thanks go to Fresenius Medical Clinic for all the care they gave Jerry the last five years.