With sadness the family of Gerry Kimmet contacted the Yavapai County Jeep Posse ( YCJP ) to inform them of the passing of Gerry on July 22, 2022. Gerry’s passing falls heavy on the hearts of his brothers and sisters of the Yavapia County Jeep Posse who he leaves behind. Gerry retired from actively being involved in the Posse’s fire evacuations and search and rescue commitments a little over 3 years ago, still his loss has brought great sadness to the Jeep Posse.
The Jeep Posse was a significant part of Gerry’s life and this was evident in the very active roles he played from the early stages of its development and though the many years he devoted to the Jeep Posse. It is noteworthy to point out that Gerry was an active member for over 40 years, serving the county and communities with his dedication.
Gerry served as the elected president of the Jeep Posse for 3 different years and held every elected and non-elected office and position during his 40 years of service. In addition to these positions and his many other community involvements Gerry played a large part in the annual Man Horse race for over 35 years. Gerry was also instrumental in the construction of the Jeep Posse House, years ago, and the recently constructed attached garage which houses the Posse’s Forward Communications Vehicle. Gerry was an important element in the place the Jeep Posse calls home.
Gerry will be greatly missed and appreciated for his many contributions. Many of Gerry’s accomplishments and achievements are obvious, but the role he played in making the YCJP what it is today will long live on.
Gerry Kimmet was a great example to everyone in the Jeep Posse and he will be greatly missed and he leaves an enviable legacy behind for those who serve now and those who follow.
In closing, Marilyn, each and every member of the Yavapai County Jeep Posse extends their most sincere and deep sympathy to you and your family.
Lastly, Marilyn and family, we the past and present members of the YCJP, thank you for sharing Gerry with us during his many years with us.
Finally, in lieu of flowers, the family of Gerry Kimmet requests that a donation be made to the Yavapai County Jeep Posse in his memory.
Yavapia County Jeep Posse Chaplain