Jerry William Flynn
Jerry William Flynn, age 65, of Grand Junction passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006, at LaVilla Grande Care Center.Jerry was born March 31, 1940, to William Kelly and Alice Gertrude (McCabe) Flynn in Rifle. He attended Dry Hollow Country School from first through eighth grade, Silt Union High from ninth through 11th grade and graduated from Rifle Union High School in 1959.After graduation, Jerry worked on various ranches until March 1963, when he entered the U.S. Army. He served at Fort Ord, Calif., Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Campbell, Ky., with the 101st Airborne Division. Upon his discharge he worked on Ruedi Reservoir as a high scaler. In 1971, Jerry went to work for Union Pacific Railroad, operating heavy equipment, mainly cranes, until he retired in 1999. His work carried him all over the Western United States.Jerry enjoyed watching old movies, rodeos, reading the magazine “Western Horseman” and current events. Survivors include his brothers, James J. Flynn, of Silt; Dennis B. (Mary Jo) Flynn, of Grand Junction; Roger S. (Donna) Flynn, of Rock Springs, Wyo.; sisters, Marilyn A. Bryan, of Commerce City, and Eileen F. (Butch) Pressler, of Silt; four nephews; one niece; three great-nephews; and one great-niece.There will be a memorial mass at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle. Burial will be in Skyline Cemetery in Silt. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, PO Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.Arrangements are under the caring direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
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