“Life is short and death is sure.” – Carson the Butler on Downton Abbey.

Our family experienced the certainty of death this past week when my Jane’s Dad died after years of struggling with COPD. We all loved him and he loved us. He gathered us to himself like a hen gathers her chicks in the time of danger. Now Jesus has gathered Jerry to a heavenly joy and peace. We will miss him dearly.

Gerald Hicks Born March 8, 1926 Died March 18, 2016

Dad3  Fishing with our Sarah 20 some years ago.

Joshua Hickses 18  Four generations.

Reunion  Jerry and Helen 2012

Dad5  Reading cards with Helen, his wife of 69 years,  and daughter Barb at his 90th birthday party.

Dad4   His last ‘official’ photo.