Gerald Wallace Glass was born Feb. 5, 1939, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 21, 2019.
Gerald grew up in the Everson area and graduated from Nooksack Valley High School in 1957. He married his sweetheart Janie Tjoelker in 1963 and together they had three children. He was a loving father to Patricia (Allan) Beld, Tami (Tom) Powell and Shawn Glass (deceased) and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather to Ryan (Cora) Beld, Jason (Ashlee) Beld and Shawna Powell and their children Ethan, Cole, Tate and Ally. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and they recently celebrated his 80th birthday together.
Gerald was a dairy farmer for 16 years and then worked at Edaleen Dairy for 30 years as a truck driver. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends, camping and fishing with friends and family, and he had a passion for draft horses. He competed at the plowing match, the fair, and draft horse shows. Gerald was also involved in the STARS program through the Lynden Police Department, and he volunteered with the New Way Ministries. He also served in the Air National Guard for six years.
The family thanks the Christian Health Care Center for its excellent care of Gerald.
Memorials can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease or to the American Cancer Society.
Services were held on Monday, Feb. 25, in North County Christ the King Church.