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Jerrydean M. Mercer

September 7, 1926 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Jerrydean Mercer Obituary

Jerrydean Rose Mercer passed on October 19, 2023 at the age of 97 years. Jerrydean Mcloughlin was born in Kellogg, Idaho raised in Bonners Ferry Idaho.   After graduating from high school in 1944, she moved to Seattle and began working at Boeing driving test pilots to and from the airfield.  It was there she met her future husband F. Bruce Mercer, an engineer also working for Boeing. Bruce and she then moved to Condon, Oregon, his hometown, after the World War II effort was winding down.  Bruce and Jerrydean joined forces at Mercer-Ashenfelter.  While in Condon a family began with the birth of son Lin and daughter Mischelle.  In 1969 a Shell Oil Jobbership was purchased in Sunnyside, WA. where they then moved in the fall, renaming the business Mercer Oil. After selling that business Jerrydean and Bruce traveled extensively to all continents except Antarctica when they were not wintering in Arizona or summering back in Sunnyside.  Jerrydean was preceded in death by husband Bruce and sister Bernadean, and is survived by brother Herb, Lin and Mischelle, five grandsons and thirteen great grandchildren.  There will be no formal funeral service.  She was very proud of her family’s heritage as a Great, Great, Granddaughter of Dr. John Mcloughlin, instrumental in Pacific Northwest history as the Master of Fort Vancouver, Father of Oregon, and Great White Eagle, as the First Nations referred to him. Charitable donations may be made in her memory to: The Mcloughlin Memorial Association, P.O. Box 3261, Oregon City, Or. 97405.

PS.  Coincidentally or not, she passed on the very day Dr. John Mcloughlin was born, in 1784!

At her request there will be no formal funeral service. Those wishing to sign Jerrydean’s online memorial book may do so at  Smith Funeral Home is in care of cremation.  

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