Gerry Lynn SawyerJune 21, 1942 ~ May 5, 2017 (age 74)
Gerry Lynn Sawyer
Gerry Lynn Sawyer, devoted husband, father, Papa and friend, went to be with his heavenly Father on May 5, 2017 at his home in Eagle, Idaho.
Gerry was born in Roscoe, Texas on June 21, 1942 to Leo and Ethel Sawyer. He met Lois Ann Glover while at Floydada High School and they married in 1962 while attending West Texas State University. After graduating, Gerry joined the Army and served for three years, attaining the rank of Captain. Afterwards, Gerry and Lois moved their family to the Dallas area and he started a successful 25-year career working for IBM. Gerry was very involved with his local church and he served as a Deacon and Sunday school leader at the Duncanville Church of Christ for many years.
Gerry and Lois moved to Denver, Colorado for several years, where he retired from IBM and started his own business, then worked for a small software company, later bought by GE, from which he retired for the second time. He and Lois moved to Idaho in 2001.
Gerry enjoyed making and listening to music, golfing, bird hunting, reading, and working with his hands. He loved sharing stories of his youth growing up in West Texas and traveling with his family on wheat harvest during the summers. He was respected by friends and family for his wise advice and counsel, and loved for his steady and calm temperament, his easy laugh, and his humor.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lois Ann (Glover) Sawyer, his son Darryl Sawyer and daughter-in-law Dale of Texas, his daughter Deborah and son-in-law Jim Cawthon of Idaho, and his five grandchildren, Annika, Nico, Keegan, Thomas and Elise.
Gerry was a strong man of firm beliefs and an abiding quiet faith. His life and memory will live on in the lives of his family and friends, for whom he cared, advised, supported, and exemplified a wonderful man.
A memorial service will be held later this year, when his ashes will be interred with honor at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
Donations in Gerry’s memory can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ways-to-give/donate-now.
Many thanks to the St. Luke’s Hospice team who were so kind and supportive to Gerry and his family.
Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
We will miss you so much, Gerry, but we know you have been welcomed home.