Geraldine (Jerry) Lucile Howard

July 1, 1919 - Jan. 17, 2014 -

Geraldine (Jerry) Lucile Howard, a member of Gladstone First Baptist Church who was the secretary to the manager of the Oregon City Employment Office for 40 years, died on Jan. 17 at 94.

She was born to Trinette C. and Gerardus C. A. Pyl on July 1, 1919, in Seattle.

She is survived by: her five daughters and their families; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death in 1959 by her husband, Frank Howard. 

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, at Gladstone First Baptist Church, 6125 Caldwell Road.

Memorial donations can be made to CRU Ministries (Campus Crusade) in honor of her granddaughter, Staci Elsner (Hoeke), in care of Michael and Staci Elsner, account #0764749, PO Box 628222, Orlando, FL 32862-8222 or at

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud.