In Loving Memory of Gerald W. Dillon
Sunday, November 13 2016 • 3 p.m.• Newberg Friends Church
Gerald W. Dillon, better known as Jerry, was born November 11, 1921 in an Iowan pastor’s family. He met Alice Foell in college and they were married in June 1942. He attended seminary and there they tarted their family. Eventually they moved to Oregon to pastor First Friends Church. While there, he assisted Pastor Kim in founding the Korean church that met in the same building. He began teaching full time at Western Evangelical Seminary in 1966. During this time he did special speaking and interim pastoring in many churches throughout the Northwest Yearly Meeting. One of his great loves was missions and he served numerous years on the Board of Missions. During his tenure he made several trips to Bolivia and Peru. He and Alice were partners in marriage for over 72 years and faithfully served our Lord as a team this entire time.
Jerry enjoyed a lot of things in his “spare time.” He loved time with his family including 4 kids, 7 grandkids, and now great-grandchildren. He was very social and looked forward to men’s fellowship and coffee time at Tebo’s in Gladstone. He walked every day up to the time a stroke took him home. He loves God’s creation and especially enjoyed fishing. His biggest catch was a 38 pound king salmon on the Kenai River in Alaska. Boy, was he proud of that! Jerry also loved pie. His favorite was pumpkin and even in the hospital after the stroke he was talking about having pumpkin pie when he got out. In honor of this wish, the family invites you to fellowship with us downstairs one pumpkin pie and coffee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Twin Rocks Friends Camp in honor of Gerald & Alice Dillon.