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Jerald "Jerry" Walter Stanley

June 21, 1940 — September 17, 2022


Jerald "Jerry" Walter Stanley

Jerald “Jerry” Walter Stanley, 82, passed away on September 17, 2022, at his home in Carlsbad. 

Born on June 21, 1940, in Lamesa, Texas to Edith Cleo, and Wilson Marshall Stanley, he was the middle son of two sisters.  Raised in Carlsbad, Jerry graduated from Carlsbad Highschool in 1958. He was an Eagle Scout of Explorer Post No.13 from Immanuel Lutheran Church and carried his love of nature and animals throughout his life. Jerry Graduated from Texas Tech University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He began his career in retail management in 1964 with Sears Roebuck and Company in Lubbock, working throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Colorado for the company for 22 years. He finished his career traveling the U.S. and Canada as a Management Consultant for G.A. Wright, Inc.

 Retiring in 2004 he moved back to Carlsbad and immediately became involved in the community.  Jerry was a member of many civic committees. Jerry served on the Board of Solid Waste Commissioners, the Beautification Committee, and the Pecos River Committee.  He also advocated for the placement of signs highlighting important facts about New Mexico to support tourism and wrote important historical articles about the area.  He was also on the Carlsbad Recycling Advisory Board and active in planning and fundraising for RiverBlitz. In addition, he ran for City Council with a focus on reinvesting in Carlsbad. 

Jerry is survived by his two daughters Jerry M. Carr and T. Michelle Tuttle of Centennial, CO, his two sisters Sue Ann Carter and Mary Marsha Elias, both of Carlsbad, NM, along with his two grandsons, many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Jerry was a collector of memorabilia, stamps, coins, and his family’s history. He loved nature and animals, adopting his beloved kitty, Gato from Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter. Jerry was an avid fan of both the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Denver Broncos. He loved to build and solve problems and was a practical joker always quick to laugh.  He leaves behind many friends in a community he loved dearly. 

He wished to not have a funeral, so services will not be held. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter in Loving Memory of Jerry Stanley. Donations can be made by check and mailed to The Cat's Meow, 124 S Canyon St., or Noah's Ark Animal Shelter, 5217 Buena Vista Dr. Donations may also be made in person at either location by cash or check.  Online at

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