10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Merrily Joy Gere January 22, 1943 - January 3, 2019

In loving memory of Merrily Joy Gere

MERRILY GERE​ left to be in the loving arms of Jesus on January 3rd, 2019 at age 75 in Nampa, ID.  Merrily spent the first 70 years of her life in Washington State in the Snoqualmie Valley.  She was born January 22nd 1943 in Seattle, Washington to Bus and Florence Weller.  Merrily married Jake Gere October 28, 1960 and they were married 58 years.  In addition to her beloved husband Jake, Merrily is survived by 6 children: Darin and Holly, Fritz (Julie), Corky (Diana), Kindal, Karen (Dan Davis), and daughter in-law Colene Gere.  Brothers Bill (Bev) and Jon (Sidney).  Sister in-law Susie Piercy, 2 brother in-law’s Edwin Gere, and Chaz Gere.  She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Merrily was preceded in death by her oldest son Braden and her oldest granddaughter, Hannah.  Merrily was a homemaker and worked at the family grocery store in North Bend from 1965 to 1990.  She was also a Bible teacher and counselor at her church.  She was a mentor to many young women and young married couples.  Merrily was a prayer warrior and would intercede for her children and others.  Merrily loved her family, her extended family, her church, and was always there to support people in every way.  Her passions were coordinating weddings, making flower arrangements, reading and singing in the church with the worship team.

Solomon 2:10-13 NKJ

My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.  The fig tree puts forth her green figs and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell.  Rise up, my love, my Fair One, and come away!

Merrily will live forever in Christ and in our hearts and lives of us who knew her.  Thank you Jesus

A memorial service will be held at the Church on the Ridge 35131 SE Douglas St., Snoqualmie WA 98065  Saturday 19 Jan at 1:00.  Reception will follow at Mountain View Christian Fellowship 316 NE 8th St., North Bend, WA 98045.