Jerry E. Gran

March 27, 1938 - November 01, 2018

Jerry E. Gran

March 27, 1938 - November 01, 2018


Jerry E. Gran, 80, of Bellingham, passed away November 1st after a long enduring battle from the effects of cancer. He was born March 27, 1938 in Minot, ND to Arthur and Ruth Gran. Jerry was a committed husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend that could always be looked to for advice, truth, and a good story. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill, Allen, and Richard, and grandson Jim Robinson.

Jerry graduated from Meridian High School in 1957. In 1959, Jerry was married to Barbara Nelson. He started his career as a carpenter working with his dad in Whatcom County and was a member of the Carpenters Local Union 756 for 15 years. Later, Jerry served as the Whatcom County Building Inspector for 12 years and then became the Manager of Whatcom County Facilities for 13 years until he retired in May of 1997.

Jerry enjoyed seeing family and friends, doing projects, repairing everything including the things that probably should not have been repaired. He also enjoyed doing yard work, home improvement projects, restoration of antiques, and his 1931 Model A truck.

Jerry looked forward to the many family camping trips in the truck and camper to ride motorcycles and dig clams at the ocean. He spent many wonderful years traveling in the motor home around the country with family and friends. The past several years he and his wife Barbara enjoyed their winter home in Arizona with friends. Jerry was also an avid Seahawks and Mariners fan.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; sons, Mike (Mary Jo) and Dave (Billie); grandsons, Brent (Lacey) and Brandon (Victoria); great-grandchildren Emilie, Layla, Lexi, Auri, and Robert; and many cousins and nieces and nephews who will miss him.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 7th from 5PM-7PM at Moles Greenacres. A graveside service will take place on Thursday, November 8th at 12:00pm with a celebration of life following at 12:30pm at the Greenacres Memorial Park, 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale WA 98248

Memorials may be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (PO Box 19024, J5-200 Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: January 18, 1182 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: November 8, 2018 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -38-4-3401


  • Date & Time: November 7, 2018 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

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6 responses to Jerry E. Gran

  1. I know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. May you find comfort in your precious memories and in the thoughts of those who share your sorrow. May the words of Psalm 55:22 “ Throw your burden upon Jehovah God himself, and he himself will sustain you” bring the family comfort and strength. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  2. Remembering Jerry and sending Barbara and family thoughts and prayers.
    Wiona Helgesen and family

  3. My condolences to you and your family. I worked in the building inspection department of Whatcom County in the mid-1970’s as an administrative assistant and was always impressed with Jerry’s positive attitude and thorough building inspection reports. He was well respected and liked by everyone.
    I live out of state, refer to B’ham Herald on occasion and wanted to extend my condolences to you.

    Constance Grove (Hamilton)

  4. Dear Barb, Mike, Dave and family, Bob and I were sitting on the patio in Yuma, remembering and talking about all of the good times we’ve had over the years in Arizona with Jerry and you. Later, over a Chinese dinner, we continued our conversation, which included “the rock” issue. This was the message in my fortune cookie, which summed things up very well…..”Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same”. We love you Barb, Chris and Bob

  5. Dear Barb,Oh, my. We are SO SORRY to learn of Jerry’s passing. We were looking forward to swinging by and being able to have a chat with you two at your beautiful home in Yuma again this winter!
    Jerry, along with co-workers or with you, was a good customer of mine at Hong Kong Garden for many years!!
    Both of us want to send our sympathy on your loss and will pray you will be comforted by memories and knowing you two have many friends that care for you.
    Sending our love to you and all of Jerry’s loved ones!!
    Kathy & Hank

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