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Jerry Lyle McGee


March 25, 2021

Jerry Lyle McGee

Jerry Lyle McGee, 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at his home in Green River, Wyo. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming.

He was born June 27, 1933, in Grass Creek, Wyo .; the son of John Henry McGee and Gay Saint Clair. Jerry attended schools in Thermopolis and was a 1951 graduate of Hot Springs High School.

Jerry married Jacquelen Nickelson on April 2, 1956 in Thermopolis. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Jerry worked as a pipe fitter for 50 years until his retirement in 1995. He was also a member of the Local Pipe Fitters Union #192. Jerry was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 151.

He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed camping, but Jerry truly loved spending time with the love of his life, Jacquelen, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Jacquelen May McGee of Green River, Wyo., son, Jerry McGee Jr. of Green River; daughter, Cyndi Fantin of Spring Creek, Nev .; brother, Gene McGee of Thermopolis, Wyo .; grandchildren, Rodney (Staci) Fantin, Jennifer (James) Drinkle, Jamie (Eric) Smothers and John (Kim) McGee; great-grandchildren, Tristen, Trea, Trig, Allysa, Ashlyn, Cassidy, Sydney, Jaxon, Jaycee, and John; and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Sherry Kay McGee.

Following cremation there will be no services at his request. Condolences may be left at


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