Gerald L. "Jerry" Peace

November 26, 1954 ~ April 25, 2020 (age 65)


Dr. Gerald Lee piece passed away in his home in Garden Valley Idaho April 25, 2020. He was 65. Jerry was born November 26, 1954 in Warren Pennsylvania to Thomas H. Peace and Violet D. Peace. Jerry is survived by his two brothers, Jeffery and Jim and his sister Lorie, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews Michelle, Natalie, Jeffery, Wayne, Jason, Ashlie.


He graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelors of Science in Geology and a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering. Jerry went on to complete an additional Masters from the University of Fairbanks Alaska in Geology and Geophysics and later completed his Doctorate in Philosophy of Engineering. Jerry retired from Sandia National Laboratories in 2014 and pursued his dream of building a home in Garden Valley, Idaho. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman and Garden Valley was his paradise.


He was beloved by many, not only his family but a multitude of dear friends and his community. He was a faithful man that had a firm set moral code and faith in the Lord. He was fiercely loyal and loved just as tenaciously as he lived, with grace, integrity and humility. He will be sorely missed.

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