Jerry M. LaFountain
A few years ago my wife Janet suggested the following bio for a Christmas card:
Janet and Jerry LaFountain: Newlyweds, married 1996. Four shared
children, eight shared grandchildren. Janet retired and Jerry just
tired. Traveling, Trailering, hiking, kids, and friends.
That about sums it up but if you need to know more, read on.
After graduating from HS in 1961, I joined the Navy, serving a hitch on
a destroyer in the Pacific and picking up a useful trade. Upon
separation from the Navy, I settled in Oregon near my sister Jeanne and
hired on with a phone company. I worked for them for 37 years around
Southern Oregon, marrying and raising three children. I am now
remarried to my wife Janet. We are both retired and live in Central
Point in Southern Oregon.
Janet and I live in a small townhouse that we recently purchased so
that we could travel easier. We were in it for just two months last
year when we went south for the winter for four months, so when we
returned we still had a lot of things to work on. We are nearly where
we want to be on our house, with just a few more projects to finish.
We spend time with family who are spread up and down the West Coast as
well as nearby. Our four children and 8 grandchildren are all doing
fine and we love sharing their activities and accomplishments with
them. We have a nice network of friends around the Rogue Valley where
we live. We enjoy playing cards, eating out (who doesn't?), hiking, site
seeing, and local traveling as well as making some major trips with a
fifth wheel every so often.