Kerrie Nash passed away on April 26th at the age of 81. In his early life, growing up in Foresthill, he was known as Kerrie Harris. Old friends will remember him better by his nickname, “Chew”.
As a young athlete, Kerrie played football and ran track at Placer High School. Although he was a couple of years younger, he was a teammate of Foresthill legend Ola Murchison.
Kerrie joined the U.S. Air Force and became an aircrew member on the B-52. Most of his flying was out of Newfoundland and Labrador during the cold war, although he did spend time in Vietnam during the early years of the war.
Kerrie spent his professional years helping others. He was a probation officer and helped troubled youth. He worked with the deaf and blind, then as a social worker at a mental health hospital. In later years, he became a fiduciary in private practice, helping people with various handicaps.
In retirement, Kerrie maintained his avid interest in sports, was a fisherman, and recently became an amateur bird watcher from the deck of their home in the San Joaquin Delta.
Kerrie leaves his loving wife, Linda, their son, Julian (Jessica), and grandson, Dorian. Kerrie and Linda also have family from his former marriage, including children, grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Linda and Kerrie were together for 50 years.
Kerrie and Linda maintained contact with friends in Foresthill, and visited many times. Linda’s brother, Don Goard, and his wife, Nancy, have lived in Foresthill for more than 30 years.
A celebration of life will be held on what would have been Kerrie’s 82nd birthday, July 29th, at Korth’s Pirates’ Lair in Isleton. For more information, call Don Goard at 367-3549.