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Jerry W. Huvelle
July 10, 1942 - July 24, 2002
This page was last updated on: July 10, 2011
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Memorial Service was held on Saturday August 31, 2002 at 10am at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hill.  "Trust" pot luck picnic lunch followed.
Memorial gifts can be made in Jerry's name to Hospice of Contra Costa or to Kaiser Walnut Creek Hospice.. He really believed in the work of hospice, and both of these organizations treated Jerry very well in his last weeks and days.
Donations may also be given to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, where Jerry was an active member for many years.
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What Disney character's voice could Jerry imitate?
Mickey Mouse
Donald Duck
Prince Charming

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Jerry was a fan of martial arts movies and enjoyed watching Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, among others.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jerry's travels
Jerry's Tools
Jerry's Favorite Poem
Here are links to some of Jerry's internet "favorites".  Enjoy!

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The Hunger Site
World Food Programme
Meals on Wheels

Fun Pursuits
(Jerry enjoyed the Berkeley Kite Festival every year.)     
California B & Bs
(Jerry & Nancy went to a B&B every March 11 for their anniversary.)
California Get-Aways

Concord Chamber of Commerce
Promise Keepers
Y-Indian Princesses

Sense of humor
Alien Song
(give it a minute to load - WELL WORTH the wait!!)
Cat Jokes, Quotes and Proverbs
(the original site is no longer accessible,
but I am sure Dad would approve of this one!)
Chapman Dad's Jokes
(the original site is no longer accessible,
but I am sure Dad would approve of this one!)
Digital Belches
The Epitaph Browser
George W. Bush Quotes
Quips and Quotes
Rhyming Dictionary
Simply Silly Sayings
Smiley Dictionary
Trivia Archive

Corpus Christi, TX
Concord, CA
Scottsdale High School
Mt. Diablo High School
Dad's Bean Dip

1 can refried beans
1 yellow can El Pato
   (Duck) Hot Sauce

Add sauce to beans to taste.  Dad liked his HOT, but made a much milder version for us.
Best when eaten with Tortilla Chips - preferably deep fried, salty ones.
Dad's Yogurt Pie

Two 8 oz. cartons fruit flavored yogurt
One 16 oz. container Cool Whip
One Ready-made graham cracker pie crust

Blend yogurt and Cool Whip and pour into crust.  Place in freezer for two hours or until ready to serve.

Optional addition: Decorate with fruit garnish.

Variation:  For Key Lime Pie use chocolate flavored crust and lime flavored yogurt.
Dad memorized this poem as a child
and recited it often throughout his life. 
It was always a prominent feature
in our household. 
We believe he got it from his Grandmother Huvelle.
Dad's Favorite Poem

What did Jerry always carry with him to distribute to strangers (especially women)?
Motherhood Humor
Business Cards
Kite flying tips
How to brew instant coffee
Nutrition guides

What special ingredients did Jerry add to a green salad he made for his bride, Nancy?
Yogurt and pretzels
Honey and sherbet
Green olives and cinnamon
Cool whip and his mother's beef tongue
Raisins and worcestershire sauce

Dad was a
Jonathan Livingston Seagull fan. 
Mom captured this shot for him. 
He kept a framed print in his office.
I took this great picture of Dad in Paris in September 1994 (We were on the Left Bank.)  We met there (he came from California, I came from Japan) for the Huvelle family reunion.  We walked our feet off, battled jet lag, saw family and lost cameras, and it was a memorable trip! 
Click on the photo to enlarge it!  If you enlarge it twice, you can see his smiling eyes!
My Granddaddy's Red Hammer
One of Dad's favorite funny poems:
One of Dad's favorite funny songs:
The Wisdom of Jerry:

When your computer is not cooperating with you, remember that "it's doing exactly what you are telling it to do."
So helpful! ;-)
I first saw my Granddaddy use this hammer when I was a toddler, and my father used this hammer from the time I was seven.  I loved the hammer, and would try to claim it as my own.  Although Dad fought me tooth and nail on that,  he ultimately left the hammer to me!
More Wisdom of Jerry:

"Measure twice, cut once."
"Utilize the power of leverage!"


Jerry was a fan of  John Denver's music.
We enjoyed singing along to the 8-tracks in our sporty orange Vega!


Jerry was a white soul man and a fan of  The Fifth Dimension, War, Santana, and Stevie Wonder.  Listen to a few of his favs...
Country Roads Back Home      Shanghai       I'm Sorry     Thank God
The Eagle   Rocky Mtn Hi

    Summer           You are the

    Lowrider                 Jingo
More John Denver:
Dad's favorite hymn was "Amazing Grace" and he loved bagpipes and resonant deep voices (a la "Old Man River")   He would have liked the video of Il Divo singing it!
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Calypso by John Denver

To sail on a dream on a crystal clear ocean
To ride on the crest of a wild raging storm
To work in the service of life and the living
In search of the answers to questions unknown
To be part of the movement and part of the growing
Part of beginning to understand....
Thinking about Dad - today is his 69th birthday.
The words of this song capture my father's spirit of adventure and his love for knowledge and growth and being part of something larger than himself, and contributing to benefit people's lives.  He loved this song.