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Gerald "Jerry" Henri Carl

Hillsboro, Oregon

August 20, 1949 - May 10, 2024

Gerald "Jerry" Henri Carl Obituary

Gerald Henri Carl, "Jerry", age 74, died Friday, May 10, 2024, at his home.


Private Cremation Rites, Hoyt Crematory, Forest Grove, Oregon.


GERALD HENRI CARL was born on August 20, 1949, in Ontario, Oregon, the son of the late William Edgar Carl and Vivian Adelle (McCracken) Carl. He was raised and received his education in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii, having been a graduate of the Kaneohe High School Class of 1967. He later attended the McEntray College Lebanon, Illinois, having received a bachelor’s degree in business.


He was united in marriage to Marilyn Sue White in Sacramento, California on August 10, 1975, in Sacramento, California. Following their marriage, Jerry was career military, his assignments taking them around the world. In 1995, they moved to the Forest Grove community, where he had resided since.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, on March 20, 2024, in Forest Grove, Oregon, after celebrating over forty-eight years of marriage together.


He joined the United States Army on January 14, 1976. Jerry served for twenty years, until he received his honorable discharge in 1996 at the rank of master sergeant. He received several awards including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; the Joint Service Commendation Medal (2nd Award); the Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award); the Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award); the Joint Meritorious Unit Award; the Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award); the National Defense Service Medal and the Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon.


Jerry was a member of the American Legion Washington Post #2 in Forest Grove.


Among his special interests, he was very active in supporting the Wounded Warriors Project, as well as gentleman farmer, caring for his orchard of apples, pears and cherries.


He was also preceded in death by his parents, William and Vivian Carl and his brother, Sam Carl.


Survivors include his four sons and daughters-in-law, Robby and Huachen Riley, of Carson City, Nevada, Jeff McCormick, of Oahu, Hawaii, William “Billy” Carl of Forest Grove, Oregon and Stuart and Veronica Carl, of Forest Grove, Oregon and his two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Sandi Carl, of West End, North Carolina and Tom and Pam Carl, of Austin, Texas.


Also surviving are his three grandchildren, Ashton Carl, Braden Carl and Addison Carl and several nieces and nephews.


To send the family condolences or to sign the online guestbook visit www.tualatinvalleyfa.com


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Gerald "Jerry" Henri Carl hosted by Tulatin Valley Funeral Alternatives .

Gerald Henri Carl, "Jerry", age 74, died Friday, May 10, 2024, at his home.


Private Cremation Rites, Hoyt Crematory, Forest Grove, Oregon.


GERALD HENRI CARL was born on August 20, 1949, in Ontario, Oregon, the son of the late William Edgar Carl and Vivian Adelle (McCracken) Carl. He was raised and received his education in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii, having been a graduate of the Kaneohe High School Class of 1967. He later attended the McEntray College Lebanon, Illinois, having received a bachelor’s degree in business.


He was united in marriage to Marilyn Sue White in Sacramento, California on August 10, 1975, in Sacramento, California. Following their marriage, Jerry was career military, his assignments taking them around the world. In 1995, they moved to the Forest Grove community, where he had resided since.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, on March 20, 2024, in Forest Grove, Oregon, after celebrating over forty-eight years of marriage together.


He joined the United States Army on January 14, 1976. Jerry served for twenty years, until he received his honorable discharge in 1996 at the rank of master sergeant. He received several awards including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; the Joint Service Commendation Medal (2nd Award); the Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award); the Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award); the Joint Meritorious Unit Award; the Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award); the National Defense Service Medal and the Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon.


Jerry was a member of the American Legion Washington Post #2 in Forest Grove.


Among his special interests, he was very active in supporting the Wounded Warriors Project, as well as gentleman farmer, caring for his orchard of apples, pears and cherries.


He was also preceded in death by his parents, William and Vivian Carl and his brother, Sam Carl.


Survivors include his four sons and daughters-in-law, Robby and Huachen Riley, of Carson City, Nevada, Jeff McCormick, of Oahu, Hawaii, William “Billy” Carl of Forest Grove, Oregon and Stuart and Veronica Carl, of Forest Grove, Oregon and his two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Sandi Carl, of West End, North Carolina and Tom and Pam Carl, of Austin, Texas.


Also surviving are his three grandchildren, Ashton Carl, Braden Carl and Addison Carl and several nieces and nephews.


To send the family condolences or to sign the online guestbook visit www.tualatinvalleyfa.com


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Gerald "Jerry" Henri Carl hosted by Tulatin Valley Funeral Alternatives .

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