Jerry Millard

Jerry Davis Millard

Saturday, October 18th, 1941 - Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Jerry Millard, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Jerry Millard

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Jerry's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Jerry's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Jerry Davis Millard was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, on October 18, 1941, to Brees Ralph Millard Sr. and Dorothy Fern Porter Millard. He passed away on February 1, 2020. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Lawrence Stanley Millard and Brees Ralph Millard Jr. Jerry is survived by his wife Gloria Bray Millard, three daughters, Amy Elizabeth Aelwyn, Catherine Emily Millard, and Christy Anne Lenherz, and two grandchildren, Brayden James Rhoades, and Avery Reese Lehnerz. He is also survived by one brother, Larry Dale Millard of Plano, Texas.

Dorothy was a homemaker and had limitations with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Brees was a hard worker, sometimes working two jobs to support the family. He owned a service station near their home for a time and retired from Peterbilt Truck manufacturing. Jerry was not allowed to play sports because he had asthma and instead had tap dancing lessons. He was good at it. He had a favorite dance partner in high school and they won dance contests often. With four boys in the family, his mother would let them out in the morning and expect them back at dinner time. They would bounce bikes off the neighbor’s fences, and hang from train bridge over the Missouri River with neighborhood boys and roam the neighborhood. Jerry and older brother Brees were thirteen months apart. Brees had polio which kept him from starting school for a year, and he and Jerry were in school in the same grade and often same class throughout school, even in college. Brees always thought of himself as smarter than Jerry, but throughout school Brees took copious notes, so Jerry often didn’t bother and used Brees’ notes to study and made better grades than Brees, upsetting his brother.

Jerry worked construction to put himself through college at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He graduated with a BSBA in Business and Accounting. He later took classes at Red Rocks Community College and went on to teach himself computer programming and was a CPA. After graduation Viet Nam was in full swing, and Jerry enlisted in the U S Navy. He operated reconnaissance equipment on spy flights going from Japan to Viet Nam. After four and a half years he was honorably discharged as Lieutenant, and worked for Main LaFrance in Midland, Texas. When that job ended, he spent six months touring Europe, then moved to Denver, Colorado, where he met his wife Gloria at a singles party.

They raised their family in Lakewood, Colorado. He was a member of Applewood Baptist Church. Jerry worked for Ace Block Company in Denver, for a short time and then went to work for Colorado State Government first for Colorado Department of Agriculture, and then most of his career and Colorado Department of Institutions as Controller for Youth Services. That department merged with Colorado Department of Human Services, and he finished his career doing computer programming for their Accounting Department. He told us once if he had it to do over again, he would like to be a carpenter. He liked building things and working with wood and reading about new techniques. He actually did more reading about it than doing it. After retiring from state government, in 2005, he worked as a Reservist for FEMA doing Funds Management in Accounting traveling to disasters often working on same disasters with Gloria or Catherine, also working with FEMA. He was skillful at supervision often dealing with problems very successfully setting a good example.

Jerry was devoted to his family and did lots of childcare, being a permissive grandfather and seeing nothing wrong with donuts every day! He loved letting grandchildren climb on him, spoiling them, teaching them things like bow and arrow, use of slingshot, and shooting BB’s in the gulley near home. He read to them often. He loved watching grandson play basketball.

He had a great chuckle which was heard often. He was often assumed to be shy because he was usually quiet, but would shock people with his sense of humor. His favorite saying was, “Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt.” He was easy to get along with, liked by everyone, and expected very little from anyone. He was described by many particularly by Navy friends as the person they most wanted with them on a dangerous mission. He was a wise and good man.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Jerry

Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Applewood Baptist Church
    11200 W. 32nd Ave.
    WHEAT RIDGE, CO 80033
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 2:30pm
    Fort Logan National Cemetery
    3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.
    Denver, CO
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Jerry here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Jerry Davis Millard by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Posted at 03:04pm
My condolences to Jerry's family. I didn't know Jerry well but what I did know of him, he was a kind and gentle man with a heart of gold. I know that Gloria loved him with all of her heart and his girls did too. It's times like this that bring a family together. I hope you can all find solace in one another and in turn feel the love of this great man and the love of our Father in Heaven.
Your Friend,

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: