Doug Jerome

Died: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Memorial Service

4:00 PM Tue., Mar. 13, 2018
Location: Episcopal Church of the Redeemer

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Douglas Darrel Jerome, 78, of Pendleton passed away in the loving company of his family on February 25, 2018.  Doug was born in Blackduck, Minnesota on December 24, 1939 to Frederick and Phyllis (Thompson) Jerome, the youngest of 7 children. His father died when he was 3 months old, and the family moved to Florida.  When he was 6 years old, they moved to Hillsboro, Oregon where he attended Orenco Grade School and Hillsboro High School.

In September 1957 he joined the US Navy where he served 7 years. 

In September 1967 he married Phyllis Foster – celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary last September 30.  They had 2 children, James and Angela.

In June 1988, Doug accepted a job at CAPECO and the family moved to Pendleton. He lost his sight November 14, 1993 but it did not keep him from staying active. He was Ordained as and Episcopal Priest April 3, 2002 and Ministered primarily at EOCI.

He was a 4-H leader in Tillamook County, coached minor league baseball in Tillamook and was currently serving as Chair of the Board of New Directions Education Project.

Preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Jewel, Fred, Gene, Donald and Sister; Joy

Survived by his wife; Phyllis Jerome, son; James (Denise) Jerome, Angela (Cody) Pursel, grandchildren; Kristopher, Alexis, Kasey and Melani, and great grandson; Kent and sister Francis Boicoff.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: New Directions Education Project, PO Box 393 Pendleton, Oregon 97801 or Cursillo Community of Eastern Oregon c/o Jerry Frazier, Treasurer 4050 Pleasant Ridge Road The Dalles, OR 97058 or in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.

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Tina Stinson
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
Doug will be missed dearly by many, many people. I was very happy that I got to see him a few years back when my husband and I were in Pendleton. I worked with him through CAPECO when I was a teenager and absolutely loved him. I am sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man.

Stan Foster
   Posted Sat March 10, 2018
It was my pleasure to get to know Doug when I hired him to lead CAPECO weatherization program in 1989. He was a good man who had a wicked sense of humor and a strong sense of dedication to young people and the elderly. An outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, fish, and just be in the great outdoors. Despite his medical challenges that resulted in the loss of his eyesight, he maintained that winning attitude and giving spirit. My heart goes out to Phylis, Jim and Angie, your Dad will be missed by many people including me, he made a real difference in the lives of many people in East Central Oregon and beyond. I was fortunate to call Doug a friend. Rest in peace my friend.

Mary & Keith Harris
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
Phyllis & Family: I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I worked with him for many years at EOCI. He was a wonderful religious teacher and loved by all. He was so much fun to be around....and after his blindness - he still has his wonderful attitude. Many people will miss him - as I will. God bless him!!

Robert McCurry
   Posted Thu May 24, 2018

My heart goes out to you and your family. Doug was a wonderful man, who's been a beam of light for so many. I will remember his laugh, his jokes, and our coffee meet-ups fondly.

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