Jerry D. Steele

Jerry D. Steele


Jerry D. Steele                                                                        May 1, 1954 – January 10, 2022

Reverend Jerry Steele died on Monday, January 10, 2022. Jerry is survived by his wife, Elaine Steele; one daughter, Melissa Walling; and one grandson.

Rev. Steele served at Santa Barbara First, Chatsworth, and National City First UMCs in the California-Pacific Conference. He served at Kimberly: Crossroads, Rupert, North Bend, Cottage Grove and Drain: Hope UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Steele retired in 2015.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Willamette University in Salem, OR, sometime this spring.
The family suggests that contributions in memory of Rev. Steele be made to a charity of your choice.
To extend condolences or be notified of the future memorial service, friends may contact Elaine Steele by USPS at 907 Eisenhower Dr. NW, Salem, OR 97304,  or by email at

Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

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