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Jerry Allen Reis
11/29/1935 — 03/28/2009
From Tuscon, AZ, US | Born in Castana, IA
Jerry Allen Reis
Jerry Allen Reis
Jerry Allen Reis passed away on Tucson, AZ on March 28, 2009. Jerry was born on November 29, 1935 in Castana, IA to Erma and Ralph Reis. After the loss of his father at only 8 months old, Jerry's mother Erma married Russ Carrier and together they raised Jerry and his older brother Bill in Felida, WA and then Richland, WA where he graduated from Columbia High in the class of 53'.
After high school Jerry married Deborah Holden. Jerry severed in the Army in North Carolina where they began their family where four children were born of this marriage. Once returning to the Tri-City area, Jerry, his brother and father Russ owned and operated a road and utility construction company called Pavers, Inc. from 1963 until 1986.
Jerry remarried Alice Jeannie Reis. Jerry entered semi-retirement in 2002. Jerry, Jeannie and Jerry's mother, Erma Carrier relocated to Arizona, connecting with many fellow Washingtonians.
Jerry was always very active in the community and willing to lend a hand. His passions included reading, gardening and his beloved Steelhead fishing.
He is preceded in death by his father, Russ Carrier, and his brother Bill Reis. He is survived by his wife, Alice Jeannie Reis Green Valley, AZ; mother, Erma Carrier Green Valley, AZ; children, Teresa Reis-Schimdt Chicago, IL, Julie Long Bellingham, WA, Patrick Reis Sammamish, WA, and Joshua Reis Federal Way, WA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jack Schmidt, Ryan Stewart, Taylor Long, Austin Long, Conor Reis, Liam Reis, Breanna Fjerstad and great-grandson Jonathan Stewart. Jerry is also survived by his step children Jill Gilbert, Jan Arnold Mark and Jayson Wennerstrom.
A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 1:00PM followed with a reception at the Memories at Sunset Event Center located in the beautiful grounds of Sunset Memorial Gardens.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sorry I can’t be there.
I have memorys of fishing at Rimrock lake and the time he helped me dig a foundation for my trailor and for him being there for us all when my father died.
We will for ever be greatful.
I enjoyed the weekend dinners with family and grandparents.
Sincerely Greg Volmer
address 4809 E. 5th Ave.
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Remember me? It’s Teri McCann. I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was such a good guy, and I always enjoyed him when we were around him. I was just looking at a picture of you and I at my house back in the day. I still live in Kennewick. If you get time, please email me, I would love to reconnect. Again, I am so sorry you are going through this. My love to you and your whole family.
Jeannie….what a loss….for you and all of his family, and for all of the Bombers that knew him. We wish we could be there, but Tom and Mike plan to attend. Jerry was a real great friend, and we hope that the positive memories you have enjoyed will be long remembered. Take care…Love…Jim and Edna
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad! Please know that my love and prayers are with you….ALWAYS!!