Gerald W. Shivers, Jr. of Aurora, Colorado, known as Jerry Shivers to his friends and family, died February 12, 2023 at the age of 81.
Jerry Shivers, son of Retired Army Lt. Col. Gerald Woodrow Shivers Sr. and Mae Dora Tefertiller Shivers of Norman, Okla., passed away in the Cherry Creek Nursing Center in Aurora, Colorado, from health issues and injuries sustained while a patient in the Medical Center of Aurora. He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Walos, of Norman, Oklahoma, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
While Jerry was growing up, the family lived in different countries including Germany and in numerous cities in the United States. His father’s final military post was in El Paso, Texas. Jerry convinced his folks to allow him to return to Oklahoma. He lived with the Cypert family in Purcell, Oklahoma, to attend Purcell High School “Home of the Dragons” where he was chosen “Football King” in 1960. Jerry was very fond of his cousins and considered Purcell his hometown. He maintained long-term friendships from high school. Jerry studied at the University of Oklahoma in Norman then transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma, from which he graduated with a degree in business.
After graduation, Jerry worked as a roughneck on offshore drilling rigs in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Later, he moved to Colorado and worked as a Realtor for over 49 years, mostly with Re/Max. Jerry was envied by many as he dated and married the most beautiful women you can imagine (not necessarily at the same time or order). Jerry was an ex-marine and an avid Broncos fan. He was also a premier fly-fisherman throughout Colorado and had fished all over the world. Most importantly, he was a truly great friend and will be missed.
There will be a memorial service on March 26, 2023 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Newcomer Funeral Home, 190 Potomac Street. Aurora, CO 80011, and a reception thereafter. In lieu of flowers, please submit contributions to the Disabled American Veterans.