Gerald James Nist

1949 - 2021


Gerald James Nist Jr, age 72, died in his home on 04/11/21 in Poulsbo, WA. 

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Mary Joan, and their four children; Erin Moore (Andrew), Heather Flagel (Jeremy), Bridget Lockett (Greg), and Jacob Nist (Tina) as well as his 9 grandchildren; Jacob, Parker, Jed, Gunnar, Madison, Gage, Griffin, Rowan, and Jensen. In addition, he will be missed by his three siblings; Kathy Henderson (Bob), Carol Hudson, and Mary DeMatteis and their families. 

Jerry spent his 35 year career with Safeway as a Store Manager and mentor to countless people. His early retirement enabled him to enjoy his most cherished role as husband, father, and Papa.

Jerry lived his entire life in the Pacific Northwest splitting time between the Seattle area and Central Oregon. While a dedicated fan of all Seattle sports, his favorite Saturdays were spent at Husky Stadium, and his best Friday nights were spent sharing a good meal with great friends. 

Jerry’s life will be celebrated this summer. 

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Louise Nist

May 1, 2021 12:06 PM

My condolences to all of you for your loss. I hope the many precious memories of Jerry bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Louise Nist

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Jack and Arlene Vander Waal

April 21, 2021 8:37 PM

Mary Joan it's hard for us to believe that Gery has left .
Please contact us when this gets settled
We are so sorry for your loss

Jack and Arlene
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Lisa Cheever

April 21, 2021 11:16 PM

Jerry was one of my most important mentors and a dear friend. I cherish my memories of time spent with him. I relied on his advice and wisdom in my career. He never led me astray. Such a dear man who loved his family so very much. He touched so many lives. Those of us lucky enough to call him a friend, co-worker, boss, or relative are truly blessed. I shared some stories about him around the fire pit on my deck tonight. Here’s one: He brought me the makings for my favorite adult beverage to my hospital room after giving birth to my first child and 9 months of sobriety. I had been saying how much I wanted a rum and pineapple juice for the last couple months and there he was! So sweet! #RIP Jerry.

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