November 8, 1950 - March 16, 2019
Jerry Wayne Elshire, born 11/8/1950, died on 3/16/2019 at the age 68 due to complications from his 2009 stroke in Portland, Oregon.
Jerry was born in Renton, Washington to Gerald Murphy “Dutch” and Iris Nelson Elshire. He attended Burbank High School in Washington and graduated from University of Arizona. Jerry went on to be a successful private investigator in Portland, Oregon. Jerry was married to Kathy Grigorieff from 1989 – 2011; his end-of-life partner and caregiver Linda Oswald provided the most loving care for Jerry that the family could hope for. Jerry loved to golf, fish and spend time with family and friends. His stories from living in his Dodge van in Mexico for a year were always good for a laugh.
Jerry is survived by youngest brother Terry L. Elshire, nieces Allison and Sarah and the extended Elshire and Oswalt families.