Jerry Scholes

Jerry Scholes, a long time Homer resident, died July 14, 2014. “He joined his parents and his beloved wife and dance partner, Mary, in Heaven,” his family said.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Oct. 19, 2014, at Grace Bible Church (Kachemak Community Center) at the corner of East End Road and Bear Creek Drive.

“In lieu of flowers, a contribution to your favorite charity in Jerry’s honor is a wonderful way to commemorate his life,” his family said.

Jerry was born Dec. 21, 1931, in Seattle. He graduated from Sequim High School, where he was the band leader and star quarterback. He joined the U.S. Navy Seabees and trained in Point Hueneme, Calif. Jerry began flying during this period and became an accomplished pilot, later flying his family on vacation throughout Washington and British Columbia. He enjoyed canoeing and fishing, playing the piano and entertaining his family and friends with stories. 

Jerry owned and operated Coastal Refrigeration, which brought him from Seattle to Homer in 1979. He was well known in the fishing community around the state as he traveled to repair the equipment in the boats, always accompanied by Mary. Jerry and Mary were involved with the Homer Rescue Mission. They attended Grace Bible Church regularly and attended the annual Lutefisk dinners at the Lutheran Church. 

“Jerry was a caring friend to many, and will be deeply missed,” he said.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Story and Abby (Michael) Uschold; grandchildren, Andy (Bridget), Keith, Tim and Spencer; his sister Patricia (Terry) Higman; five nieces, one grandniece, three grandnephews and many close friends.