US Air Force


Gerald Cecil Baldwin

October 8, 1928 ~ February 28, 2018 (age 89)

Gerald Cecil (Jerry) Baldwin, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 28, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona.

Jerry was born October 8, 1928 in Palmer, Kansas to Olda and Alma (Lyon) Baldwin. He was the youngest of their five children. The family relocated to Goodland, Kansas during the Great Depression. It was there that Jerry met Anna Marie Colburn. He married her in Goodland, Kansas on September 14, 1950. 

Anna preceded Jerry in death in 2003. Two sons survive him, Andy Baldwin (Vonnie); and Matthew Baldwin (Peggy). He also has a granddaughter, Matina (Baldwin) Schoonover (Casey) and two great-grandchildren Danica and Cayden.

Jerry entered the US Air Force in 1954. During his twenty year career, he was a crew chief on an H-19 rescue helicopter, guidance technician on TM-76B Mace missiles and Ballistic Missile Analyst Technician and First Sargent on Titan II missiles. It was the Titan assignment that brought him to Tucson Arizona where he retired in 1974.

Jerry loved sports. While at Sherman Community High School he lettered in wrestling, basketball, baseball, and football. He also enjoyed hunting, but his greatest hobby passion was fishing. He had favorite fishing spots wherever he lived. He brought home bass from Roosevelt Lake in Arizona, red snapper from the Jetty at Cape Canaveral and trout from Don Lake in Germany.

Donations may be made to:

Gerald Baldwin Memorial Fund
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

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