Blackburn, Gerald "Jerry" L. (May 4, 1942 - March 10, 1993)

Gerald L. "Jerry" Blackburn

Douglas Budget - March 7, 1993

Services for Gerald L."Jerry" Blackburn, 50, were held March 15 at the Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas with Rev. Bill Moore of the First United Methodist Church officiating.

Mr. Blackburn died Wednesday, March 10, 1993, at his home near Douglas.

He was born May 4, 1942, in Douglas the son of Harold Arthur and Florence Amelia(Reinke)Blackburn.

He was a life long resident of the Douglas area, being raised and educated at Pleasant Valley Elementary School and graduating from the Douglas High School.

On Aug. 21, 1964, he was married to Julia Mildred "Judy" Platt in Douglas. To this union three children were born, and he loved his family and sharing quality time with them.

He enjoyed playing volleyball with his family and friends, and he was a great competitor, making rules for the game as it was played.

He was an inventor and could make or build almost anything. He enjoyed model trains, flying model planes and rockets. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and swimmer.

He enjoyed his family, family related activities, and attending family reunions.

He worked at the Dave Johnston Power Plant from 1967 to 1979, and at the time of his death was a self employed general contractor.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; his mother, Florence Blackburn; three children, Glen D. Blackburn, Ronald K. Blackburn, and Melanie J. Blackburn all of Douglas; three brothers, Glen R. Blackburn of Glendo, Robert A. Blackburn of Douglas, and James Blackburn of Glenrock; three sisters, Georgia C. Monger of Casper, Patricia J. Sanders of Fortine, Mont., and Lucille Stock of Douglas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father on May 9, 1980.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were all of his neighbors, friends, and family.

A memorial to the Continue Care of Wyoming, Blue Envelope of Casper, or to the American Cancer Society of Wyoming would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

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