Gerald A. Montooth
1952 - 2020
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Jerry was born raised and lived his life in Long Beach, California. He was a third-generation graduate of Long Beach Wilson HS. While competing in the High Bar, Jerry helped his Long Beach City College team win a State Championship is 1973, won the National Championship in the event, and attended UCLA on antic scholarship
Jerry's competitiveness resulted in athletic success that drove him throughout his adult life. He built remodeled hundreds of homes in Long Beach and neighboring communities over his decades as a carpenter and general contractor. Almost everyone Jerry new possessed something in their lives that he built or improved for them. He possesses a generous spirit that permeated his professional and personal life, frequently lending his talents and energy to help customers, relatives and friends
Jerry loved to play golf with his son, Kyle, and his closest friends. His family and friend will cherish memories of shared times skiing, playing poker, golfing, river trips, Christmas chili dinners and simply enjoying his spontaneous laughter.
Jerry is survived by the love of his life Judy Montooth, his two sons
Kyle and Jeff Montooth, daughter-in-law and grandson Amy and Ben Montooth, dad Jerrie McDonnell, sister Denise Knight, brother Russ Montooth and Aunt Margie O'Malley. Jerry had numerous relatives and countless friends who love him and will miss him
Finally, we want to acknowledge that Jerry would not approve of an overly sad or sappy summary of his life. He would most likely sum things up by simply saying "Doink, Doink, Done."
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no memorial service is planned at this time.

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Published in Gazette Newspapers from Nov. 19 to Nov. 27, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
Lots of good memories throughout the years. Enjoyed the great times we had together on the "Older Than Dirt" golf trips. Expressing our sympathy to all of his family. Mike & Jan Gaschen
Mike & Jan Gaschen
Friend
November 20, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Montooth and McDowell families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

~Frank, Davina, Erin, & Ryan Keiser
Davina Keiser
Friend
November 17, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Mike and MaryEllen Harrison
Family
November 17, 2020
We, Mike and MaryEllen Harrison were glad to have shared time with you as family! You showed your love for Our daughter Amy and your son Jeff and you were so special to Grandson Ben! Rip Jerry
MaryEllen Harrison
Family
November 17, 2020
What an infectious soul, I'll always hear that laugh. I remember when he fell off the roof at a jobsite and got a metal fence stake through his hind cheek. He brought copies of the feat into our office to show us just how lucky he was. He will truly be missed
James Davis
Friend
November 17, 2020
I met Jerry briefly a few weeks ago at the dance studio his family has in Long Beach. You could tell from the mere moments spent with him that he loved his little sister. He embodied this energy that made others, and himself laugh uncontrollably. My deepest condolences to Denise Knight and her kind, generous family.
Elizabeth
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
Jerry was a friend of mine at Horace Mann Elementary School. A great guy.
Arthur Leonard
Friend
November 17, 2020
Find, fun memories of Jerry! It’s a sad time for our family. Love your all!
Amy Kokis
Family
November 17, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Cindy Karsokas
Friend
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