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Gerald 'Jerry' Doty

Jerry Doty passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Central Point, Ore., surrounded by his family. He was born February 11, 1929, in Redmond, Ore., to Ray and Ruth Doty. On

January 11, 1958, he married Miriam Puett, in Reno, Nev.

He served in the Navy aboard the cruiser U.S.S. Los Angeles during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. After his service he spent one year in the great outdoors hunting and fishing. From 1957 to 1958 he was the owner of the Union Service Station next to Cubby's and the Chevron Station next to the Medford Hotel. In 1984, he retired from All Sports Supply, where he worked as a salesman.

Jerry and Miriam then started to travel in their RV through California and Arizona, where they fished, hunted, and played golf. Through 1994 they enjoyed the warm winters in their Borrego Springs, Calif., vacation home where he worked as a golf marshall at the Borrego Springs Resort.

Jerry was an avid bass fisherman, spending many days on the water with his family. He hunted the Eastern Oregon area since 1948, alongside his high school buddies and family. Hunting and fishing trips were a family tradition, and Jerry's love of the outdoors was carried down through four generations. During the summertime, at their Medford, Ore., home, Jerry, A.K.A. "Grandpa Swimming Pool," could be found alongside his pool enjoying time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Miriam; son, Lee Doty; daughter, Peggy (John) Dentone; granddaughters, Angela (Ryan) Chumley, Jaclyn (Justin) Doty, Michelle Anderson-Doty,

Ginny (Josh) Pettigrew, and Donna (Floyd) Turnbull; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Marvin Doty. He was

preceded in death by his parents.

A private family service will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Gerald 'Jerry' Doty