Jerry Lee Rounds, age 61, went home to be with the Lord on September 12, 2014. He was born November 13, 1952 in Tonasket, Washington to Ardith J. and Edward E. Rounds.
Jerry met and then married his first wife Evelyn Huckleby in 1970. They welcomed their daughter Sabrina K. Rounds in 1972. He met his second wife Connie in 1985 and welcomed her and her daughters Acey and Darcy into his life. They married in 2009.
Jerry played music from the Northwest Territories to Arkansas. He played the guitar, bass, drums, was self-taught in the lap steel guitar, and had a heavenly musical voice. He was a “Jerry” of all trades; mechanic, front end maintenance, all orchard work and would try to fix just about anything that was broken. But his biggest love was making money in the great outdoors. Picking morel mushrooms, huckleberries, salal brush, ferns, etc. and cutting firewood for the winter months. He loved the outdoors and animals of all kinds from rattlesnakes to his beloved pets at home. He loved taking the time to minister and spread the word of God to family and friends. He loved spending time with his family (blood and extended) hiking, fishing, hunting, telling stories, and just relaxing.
He is survived by his wife Connie Rounds; daughters Sabrina (Jack) McAlpine, Acey (Adam) Cantrell-Mendoza, and Darcy (Yancy) Epperson; grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Early-Dawn, Tapanga, Ariel, Natasha, Emma, Brian, Chance, Teaya, Alana, Riley, Jesse, and Janie; great grandchildren Dasyn, Celia, Kaden, Bryson, Harley, and Ember; sisters Ruth (Korey) Boge and Betty (Dave) Capehart; brothers Larry (Bev) Rounds and Gary (Olivia) Rounds. Many more family, friends and his beloved pets.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Evelyn and sister Bonnie Kuebler.
A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Valley Christian Fellowship (142 East Oroville Rd.) with Pastor Randy McAllister officiating. A potluck lunch will follow. In his memory please wear camouflage if you have it. In lieu of flowers he would have liked everyone to pick up their bibles and read. You may also donate to Ronald McDonald House in his name.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket is in care of arrangements.