WALLA WALLA — Jerry Earl McGuire, 79, of Athena died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at ?Park Manor in Walla Walla after a long battle with cancer. No services will be held.

Mr. McGuire was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Fremont, Neb., to Ellis Earl and Pearl Evelyn (Aldrich) McGuire. He attended school in Lynden, Wash. He served in the Army and Air Force for nine years during and around the Korean Conflict.

He was married to Elnore (Ronnie) McGuire for 20 years. He later married Charlotte J. McGuire and they spent 33 years together until his death.

He worked in logging, as a truck driver, for Ron’s Refuse in Athena and as a supervisor at Lamb Weston in Weston.

Mr. McGuire is survived by his wife, Charlotte J. McGuire of Athena; children Larry Brooks of Baker City, Calvin Brooks of Dayville, Daniel McGuire of Trinidad, Colo., Mary (McGuire) Cook of LaCrosse, Wash., Larry Cheuvront of Central Point, Robert Cheuvront of Milton-Freewater and Elizabeth (Cheuvront) Brandon of Oregon City; and siblings Glenn McGuire of Lynden, Wash., Joyce Lilleburg of Yuma, Ariz., and Judith Stenioen of Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughters Mickie Brooks and Brenda (Cheuvront) Pfaffle.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Athena Baptist Church, P.O. Box 539, Athena, OR 97813.

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