He was born in a dug-out near Lamar, Colorado, where his father was homesteading. They moved to Grand Junction, Colorado when he was five years old.
Gerald is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven wonderful years; he often told that she was the love of his life. He was a rancher and enjoyed trapping, fishing and life to its fullest.
He leaves a daughter, Patsy Wilson Gentry and husband Dave, West Plains, Missouri, a son, Jack Wilson and wife, Toni, Priest River, Idaho, a sister Lois Maurine Kimmel, Grand Junction, Colorado, nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family honors Gerald’s wishes to be cremated and returned to his beloved mountains in Colorado.
The family would like to thank Dr. John McCormack and the staff at West Vue Nursing Center for their professional and loving care. Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.