Gerald V. Wilson of Paso Robles dies at 81
Gerald V. Wilson, former Screen Actors Guild director of finance, dies at 81
Born on March 3, 1932, in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in the Sandhills of Valentine, Nebraska, Gerald V. Wilson had a distinguished career in finance that spanned 45 years, including two decades as National Director of Finance for SAG until his retirement in 2002.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in accounting, Jerry wed his college sweetheart and first wife, Marilyn J. Turnquist, and, during their eighteen year marriage, settled in Culver City, California, to raise a family. Later, with Trudy L. Spears, his ex-wife and longtime partner of thirty-five years, they resided in the Los Angeles area for many years before relocating to the wine country of Paso Robles, California.
After an extended and difficult battle with complications due to a series of strokes, Jerry passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday, September 22, 2013, in Calabasas, California, his family by his side.
Jerry is survived by ex-wives Marilyn and Trudy, his two sons, Bradley Jay Wilson of Studio City, California, 54, and Brian Trent Wilson of Alameda, California, 50, and daughter-in-law, Joie Wilson, Brad’s wife.” A deeply caring and sensitive man, Jerry loved and was loved,” his family obituary says. “Father and friend, he will be dearly missed.”