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Jerry Lundberg


Gerald Robert Lundberg (Jerry) passed away April 19, 2018 at the local hospital in Apple Valley, California, his wife Carol and other family members at his side.

Jerry was born April 3, 1946, in Vancouver, Washingon, to Roy and Wilma Lundberg. The following year the family moved to Goldendale where Jerry attended school. He was active in sports and other student activities in high school, graduating in 1964. He then attended Western Washington University, earning a Bachelor's degree in 1968.

Soon after finishing college he joined the Air Force, attended flight school, was awarded a commission as second lieutenant, and became a navigator of large transport aircraft. He was at the helm of numerous flights to Asia during the Viet Nam war.

After completing his tour overseas, he was stationed at Norton Air Force Base near San Bernardino, California, where he met his future wife, Carol, a widow with three young children. Jerry and Carol were married December 22, 1973 at San Gabriel Mission Outpost near San Bernardino.

The new family lived in San Bernardino for a time while Jerry was employed as a sales representative. He returned to college, commuting daily to the University of La Verne, just east of Los Angeles, where he earned a law degree.

After graduating from La Verne, Jerry accepted a position as junior attorney with a law firm in Victorville, California, near the town of Apple Valley, where they made their home until Jerry's death. His good work at the law firm led to establishing his own law firm which he managed successfully for many years until his retirement.

Jerry enjoyed a variety of activities with his family including fishing and traveling. He rooted for the Washington Huskies, raised chickens in his back yard, taught a class on law at the local community college, and presided over many family dinners. He and Carol attended a small rural church regularly in a town just east of Apple Valley.

In addition to his wife Carol, Jerry is survived by his four children: Wendy, Mark, Kenny and Scott; his brother Bill and sister Linda; and six grandchildren: Jennifer, Sierra, Ethan, Gavin, Kylie and Hannah. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Ryan.

A memorial service is scheduled for May 7 at 11:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Hills in Apple Valley. Interment at Riverside National Cemetery, for family members, is yet to be scheduled.


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