Jerry (former Lot #176) was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After attending college and serving two years in the U.S. Army, Jerry embarked on a career as a machinist, manager, and part owner of Duval Corporation, a parts manufacturer in Los Alamitos, CA , and opened his own aerospace parts manufacturing company nearby. After his retirement from Duval, Jerry owned a small nursery in Santa Ysabel, CA, and a security door business in Reno, Nevada.
Jerry’s friends know him and his wife, Roberta (“Robi”), as full-time RVers. They met in 2003 as part of the Wandering Individuals’ Network (WIN), an organization that provides ways for solo RVers to get together with fellow travelers throughout the country.
Jerry and Robi married in 2005 in Cody, Wyoming, while working at a campground in Yellowstone National Park. They traveled together for the better part of two decades, criss-crossing the country twice, traveling the Alaska Highway three times, and spending many summers working at our beautiful national parks, including Yellowstone, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and at a park near Mt. St. Helens. They also traveled throughout Canada, traveling as far east as Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Condolences to Robi and friends.