George Gerald Jauron passed away due to complications of a heart attack on June 30. He was 58.
George was born on Jan. 4, 1954, the first child born in St. Helens that year. He was the third of five children born to Ernest Morris and Priscilla Agnes (DuHaime) Jauron.
He lived his whole life in St. Helens, graduating with the class of 1972.
The day of his graduation he shipped out to serve the country in the U. S. Army. After his service he came back home and in 1978 he married Patti Jo Hamilton on July 5 in Reno, Nev.
From 1974 until 2009, he worked for the Boise Cascade paper mill.
George loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, clamming, crabbing, bird watching and his visits to the Oregon coast. In the late 1980s he raced on the round track in St. Helens for several years. He was also an avid NACAR fan. The last three years he enjoyed the companionship of his black Lab, “Joey.”
George is survived by his wife Patti; children Scott Jauron and Sheena Wallace; mom Pat Jauron and brother Sam and sister Susie Jauron, all of St. Helens.
He was preceded in death by his dad; sister Cyndi, and brother Timothy, who died at 8 months 10 days old.
A celebration of life gathering was held at the St. Helens Elks Lodge on July 8.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.columbiafh.com.
Arrangements are by Columbia Funeral Home.