Jerry A. Hatley

January 29, 1941 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Jerry Hatley Obituary

Jerry Alan Hatley passed away peacefully at home on September 18, 2023 in Pendleton OR. He is survived by his wife Margaret and their combined 6 children and 16 grandchildren.


Jerry was born to Roy Wellington Hatley and Hazel "Ione" (Lindstrom) Hatley on January 29, 1941 in Colfax WA. He was the oldest of 4 - Michael, Carol and James would follow. In 1952 the Hatleys moved to Pendleton, then to a farm outside of Pilot Rock in 1954 where Jerry learned to raise calves, sheep and pigs. The whole family became involved in the 4-H program that Roy led, winning competitions at several local fairs as well as the State Fair in Salem. Jerry graduated from Pilot Rock in 1959, then attended Oregon State College but found the Army a better he enlisted in 1961 as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. During his enlistment Jerry attended Officer Candidate School where he was awarded the Top Graduate honor.


While in the Army, Jerry married Monica Lee Watkins of Pilot Rock on 7/5/1962, and they lived on base until his honorable discharge in 1964, when they moved back to Pilot Rock. Bradley and twins Dennis and Thomas arrived soon, then a new job took them to Bend where Melinda was born. Subsequent moves around Oregon took them to Forest Grove, Roseburg and eventually Glide in 1973, where they remained for many years. During his time in the Glide area Jerry worked at Little River Box in Glide and Douglas County Lumber in Roseburg.


In 1983 Jerry moved back to Pilot Rock to join his brother Jim in a business venture that would become Hatley Construction. Monica stayed in Glide until all the kids had graduated then joined him in 1985, divorcing in 1990.


Jerry then married Margaret Ellen Bynum on 10/16/1992 in Las Vegas NV, and they lived in Pendleton where her children Robert and Sharyn were living nearby. He worked almost 40 years crushing rock, finding a reward that few ever do in working extremely hard. Drilling and blasting, bulldozing and crushing at various locations throughout the eastern Oregon/Washington countryside while having his son Dennis working alongside him. Jerry enjoyed taking his kids camping, teaching them to water ski, and teaching them how to hunt. He also enjoyed any time in elk camp, fishing, listening to country music, and visiting with his many grandchildren.


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