OBITUARY

Jerry Walter Beaver

May 31, 1950November 9, 2020
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Jerry Walter Beaver, 70, passed away on November 9, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born on May 31, 1950 in Oakland, California to Ellen and Leonard Beaver and was raised in San Leandro, CA with his three older brothers, Basil, Roger, and Larry. Jerry joined the Military Police in the Army Reserves where he achieved the rank of Spec 4. He was a family man who loved spending time with his wife, daughter, and grandchildren. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Basil; and his beloved wife, Susan Beaver. He is survived by his daughter, Karen; his grandchildren, MJ and Anna-Elise; and his brothers, Roger and Larry. Services were held at Palm Southwest Mortuary. Guests who are unable to attend services are invited to contact Palm Southwest Mortuary for livestream information.

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M S

December 2, 2020

My deepest of condolences.

Susie Wagner

November 22, 2020

Today's memorial service for Jerry, our next door neighbor/friend, was so nicely done.
May Jerry rest in peace with his sweet Susan.
We miss you, Jerry, very much.
We send our love and prayers to your family.... Karen, Jerome, MJ and Anna Elise. And to your brother, Rodgers, who was there today.
Susie and Jeff

Biography

Many things can be said about Jerry Walter Beaver. Known to friends and acquaintances as a friendly, energetic, empathic and decisive man, his kind-hearted nature would always shine through, revealing his charm, warmth and conscientious demeanor. He was warmhearted, gentle and organized in all the things he sought to accomplish.

Jerry was born on May 31, 1950 at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California to Ellen and Leonard Beaver. Jerry was raised in San Leandro, CA with his three older brothers, Basil, Roger, and Larry. Even as a child, Jerry was constantly involved in all sorts of activities. He was a person who genuinely understood and cared for others, making powerful connections with those he knew. Jerry carried these traits into his adult life and served as one of many reasons why family and friends found him pleasurable and delightful to be around.

As a young boy, Jerry was an active child who played basketball, softball, and flag football. He was also a member of the Weldonian Marching Band in Oakland. In 1968, Jerry graduated from Pacific High School in San Leandro. He then went on to join the Army Reserves where he joined the Military Police. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Specialist Four (Spec 4).

Always considered a good friend, Jerry sought to understand the things that others enjoyed. For this reason, Jerry always seemed to possess a never-ending collection of acquaintances. While growing up, some of his best friends were Ken Savino and Mike Benavidez. Later in life, he became friends with Bill Penzini, Stan Yamagi, Jeff and Susie Wagner, and Wili and Helga Schleidt.

On August 21, 1971 Jerry married Susan King at St. Leander's Church of San Leandro, CA. Compassionate and devoted, Jerry worked hard to make his wife happy. He was always generous with his time and this meant that Susan came first in Jerry’s book. He was always caring and made certain that he considered Susan’s feelings. By trusting his emotions, Jerry did his best to make sure that both the marriage and home life ran smoothly.

Jerry’s quality of being a caring person who was accepting of others translated to being a good father to his daughter, Karen. Jerry was also blessed with two grandchildren, Marvin "MJ" and Anna-Elise. The children always loved him and he was completely and totally devoted to them. Jerry was also a lover of animals and cherished his pets. His family was rounded out by his dogs Spanky, a Lhasa Apso, and DeeDee, a Yorkshire Terrier. They were best friends for 17 and 14 years, respectively.

Jerry worked primarily as a salesman for diesel truck parts, and he took pride in his work. He was a team player and someone who always took initiative, seeming to always know what needed to be done. Ever the family man, whenever Jerry wasn’t at work, he loved spending time with his family. He was also something of a sports fan, and he could be found bowling or golfing recreationally, or watching football, golf, boxing, and basketball on television.

Jerry passed away on November 9, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his daughter, Karen; his grandchildren, MJ and Anna-Elise; and his brothers, Roger and Larry. Services were held at Palm Southwest Mortuary.

Throughout his life, Jerry was a gregarious and enthusiastic man. He was original, tender-hearted and easy to get along with. Jerry leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and cherished memories. Everyone whose lives he touched will dearly remember Jerry Walter Beaver.

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