Jerry Duane Cole was born in Medford, Oregon on March 17, 1936. He graduated from Lake Oswego High School, Lake Oswego, Oregon Class of 1955. Jerry served in the Navy from 1955-1957. He married C.Sue Norwood on May 13,1968 in Raleigh, North Carolina. They were married for 52 years. Jerry was a Lumber Broker for numerous companies and a self-employed contractor. He enjoyed fishing, and was a car enthusiast. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert. Jerry is survived by wife Sue, children Gary, Becky, Steve, Chuck, Jon, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.