Jerry Hilborn has come to live with us at Caring House. We’re honored.
Jerry was born in Hollywood, CA, the eldest of three children of Frank and Elsie Hilborn. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Washington High School. He attended El Camino Junior College and UCLA, and earned enough credits but did not graduate.
Jerry served two years in the Army during the Korean War, assigned to the division finance office at Fort Lewis, Washington.
He joined American Bridge Company (a division of U.S. Steel) as an office manager. He was a business manager for many construction projects across the U.S., including the Alaska Pipeline, San Diego Kaiser Hospital, La Jolla V.A. Hospital and Disneyland’s Matterhorn Mountain. When he retired he moved to Chula Vista, CA.
After a short marriage earlier, Jerry met Betty (who would become his second wife) in a San Diego dancing studio. They were happily married for eleven years before Betty’s death.
Jerry loves theater, gardening, photography and socializing. He’s a man of strong Christian beliefs.
Jerry’s smile warms the heart of all who meet him. His gentle sense of humor is a treat, and the photo reminds his family that he has a “bit of the blarney” in him.
We’re glad that Jerry is with us at Caring House and look forward to laughs and many smiles.
Jerry died on May 8, 2017. Honor him. Remember him.