Dorine Joy Gerard

3 July 1930–2 June 2003 (Age 72)
Roberts, Jefferson, Idaho, United States

The Life of Dorine Joy

When Dorine Joy Gerard was born on 3 July 1930, in Roberts, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, her father, Harry Clay Gerard, was 26 and her mother, Doris Lavinia Abbott, was 19. She married Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr. on 3 August 1948. She lived in Mud Lake, Marshall, Minnesota, United States in 2001. She died on 2 June 2003, in Terreton, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr.
Dorine Joy Gerard
Marriage: 3 August 1948

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3 August 1948
First Presbyterian Church, Idaho Falls, Idaho

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1945 · Idaho Falls Idaho Temple Dedication

Age 15

On September 23, 1945, the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple was dedicated by George Albert Smith, making it the first temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Idaho.

Age 20

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire) and French (Gérard): from the personal name Gerard, Gérard, introduced to Britain from France by the Normans; it is composed of the Germanic elements gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Dorine J Gerard in household of Harry C Gerard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorine Potter in entry for Doris L Gerard, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"
  • Dorine Joy Potter, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"

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