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Gerald Gonsalves

March 3, 1941 — March 16, 2011

Gerald Joseph Gonsalves, 70, of Victor, Idaho died on Wednesday morning March 16, 2011. Jerry was born in Hayward, California on March 3, 1941, to Walter and Florence Gonsalves. He has been a resident of Idaho since the early 70's. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Florence, his loving brother Ronnie, and his baby son Joseph. Jerry is survived by his wife Judy. He is also survived by his 2 sons, Barry and James and daughter, Cindi from his first marriage to Geri Albert; daughter, Tracey from his second marriage to Liz Pitcher; step-daughter, Jessica from his third marriage to Judy Driggs-White as well as 6 grandchildren and one great grandson. An avid hunter and fisherman, "Gonso" as his friends called him, thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. Surely Jerry is mapping out the best fishing holes and hunting spots that heaven has in store. His faithful dogs, Jed and Bub, are without a doubt there with him helping him retrieve those pheasants. One could easily imagine Jerry looking down with a steelhead in one hand and a pheasant in the other. Jerry loved taking his boat over to Jackson Lake looking for giant mackinaw. He also enjoyed driving to Ririe Reservoir to check out at the herds of deer and elk that wintered there and to check out if anyone was ice fishing. Jerry attended Hayward High School and then served in the Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea and the USS Bonhomme Richard as the ships' welder during the Vietnam War. After his return from service, Jerry became a custom cabinet maker and carpenter. Jerry married Judy (Driggs-White) on October 23rd, 1993 in Driggs, Idaho. Jerry and Judy enjoyed fishing, camping, and raising their daughters Tracey and Jessica together. They spent their married life in Victor, Idaho. Services were held at the Victor LDS church on Saturday, March 19th. Jerry was laid to rest at the Victor cemetery. Contributions in support of the family, in lieu of flowers, may be made at Key Bank or Valley Mortuary.


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