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Pine Lakes Ranch Homeowners Association 1811 Pine Lakes Ranch Drive Cascade, Idaho 83611
Goodbye to a Long Time Neighbor and Friend, Jerry Winkle
Jerry and Robie Winkle moved to Pine Lakes Ranch in 1983 from the Los Angeles area. In LA Jerry worked for 25 years in police work. In December of 1980 they came to Idaho and fell in love with a developing subdivision in the community of Cascade. The subdivision, at that time, greeted you with a locked gate. The home site they chose was covered in down timber and slash. But they could see the potential and had their home built. In July of 1983 they made the big move. At that time they were the seventh home in Pine Lakes Ranch. We now have over 50 homes on the ranch. Their son joined them in their new home and graduated from Cascade High School in 1984. Neither Jerry or Robie really retired. Jerry and Robie both were substitute teachers at Cascade School and serve the community in many ways. Jerry served the area by belonging to the Valley County Search and Rescue. He served on the Valley County Planning and Zoning Commission and was elected as Valley County Commissioner. Jerry served on the PLR Board of Directors and was a past president. Jerry also served on the Architectural Committee for many, many years. Robie and Jerry both worked hard at making Pine Lakes Ranch the fine place it is. Jerry managed the cattle on the ranch for many years as well as leading up numerous volunteer parties to manage the chores around the ranch. July will have marked the 38th year that Jerry and Robie have made Pine Lakes Ranch their home. Jerry leaves behind Robie, his wife of over 40 years, his son, two daughters and many grandchildren. He also leaves behind many friends and people who worked beside him as volunteers to make Pine Lakes Ranch a wonderful community. We will miss you Jerry. There will be a Remembrance for Jerry in July. We will let you know more as the time approaches. (The information in this article was taken from the Pine Lakes Ranch newsletter published in 2001)