Jerry Feferman

Jerry Feferman
Jerry Feferman

Tenacious and perpetually upbeat, Jerry Feferman always had a winning attitude and words of encouragement to offer.

Jerome Stanley Feferman, 82, a dedicated family man, business executive, and member of the University of Colorado Living Legends died on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

Graveside services will be held at Llano Cemetery, Monday, July 27, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Born on January 19, 1938, in Amarillo, TX to Abe and Alda Lois Feferman. He was known for his resilience, his can-do attitude, and never giving up.

As a teenager, Jerry loved spending his summers with his uncles who were members of Al Capone’s Chicago Outfit. After finishing his studies at New Mexico Military Institute and Amarillo High School, Jerry attended the University of Iowa on a football scholarship. He later transferred to the University of Colorado at Boulder where he lettered in football and was later named a “Living Legend” in 2013 by the University of Colorado Department of Athletics.

He later returned to Amarillo to join the family business, Feferman’s Western Wear, and grew it into a thriving retail business serving the world. His customers included Beatles legend John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, Johnny Cash, and Paul Newman.

Jerry met the love of his life, Kay Pat Cornelius, at Elizabeth Nixon Junior High School. They married in 1970.

Jerry was active in many civic organizations and activities where he made many of his dear friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and Kay’s children, Darwin Lee Chilton, and Michelle Chilton.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Pat Feferman; his sons, Richard Feferman and his wife Stacey, Robert Feferman, and Josh Feferman and his wife Tammy; Kay’s children, David Chilton and his wife Jennifer, and Doug Chilton; grandchildren, Harris Feferman, Sarah Kate Feferman, Hugh Feferman, and Sean Chilton; brother, Donald M. Feferman; and sister, Judy Ray Paulk.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Alumni C Club, 369 UCB Champions Center, Boulder, CO. 80309, attention: Scott McMichael.  Checks can be made out to: CU Foundation with the reference of  Jerry Feferman’s name in the memo field. Scott McMichael can also be reached at (303) 594-6578 for any credit card payments.

 

13 Replies to “Jerry Feferman”

  1. Sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. I remember him as a kid, when our Dad’s store’s were across the street from each others. Later living in the same ‘Belmar’ neighborhood. In the 70’s, my, then, wife and I, had dinner with him and his, then, wife at the Royal Orleans hotel. So much fun. Didn’t realize he remained in Amarillo.

  2. This is January 6, 2021. I saw Kay today after many years. She told me that Jerry died last July. I immediately fell apart. I started working at Fefermans in 1976. I was terrified of Jerry. In a few months, I grew to love Jerry and Kay. I went to market with them twice in Dallas. They were awesome and beautiful people. They had a lot to do with my raising. Jerry tried really hard to talk me out of marrying my first husband, I should of listened because he was so right. I am so grateful that I knew him. I am totally heartbroken that I didn’t know he died. I would of been there, He and Kay were always there for me. I love you Jerry. Gina Hobbs

  3. Jerry Feferman

    Made me laugh with a sense of humor and behavior he sure did like watching Boulder Colorado College football and Dallas Cowboys. Enjoy being around family and working out at the gym and he sure enjoyed cleaning his guns.. Whatever else pleased him.

    God bless that Dearest man he was a wonderful. Jerry is-
    In Heaven .. Jerry Stanley feferman will be deeply missed by his whole entire family. And his dearest wife Kay Pat.

    Sean Gregory Chilton

  4. Kay Pat and I were in high school together when I lived in Amarillo
    and, of course, I knew Jerry as our families were friends. Kay, you had many years together and I was glad for both of you. Judy Rae and Donnie, losing a brother, no matter his age, is very hard. May the good memories sustain you in your loss. I hope in his crossing the river was kind.

  5. I knew Jerry for a long time and always enjoyed our conversations. We were members of several athletic clubs in Amarillo and often trained together in the boxing room. We joked about some day pitting our skills against each other in the ring. My, how would that have looked. I am so sorry for his loss.

  6. Baruch Dayan HaEmet…
    May his memory be a blessing. Mr Feferman was well known for his philanthropy and work with Kids Inc. Some of my favorite memories are of visiting with him at Feferman’s Western Wear on several occasions and chitchatting while at Lake Tanglewood. The last time I saw him was from a distance as he sat watching the fireworks one year; he never seemed to age. May HaShem comfort you all among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.
    Until we meet again, Mr Feferman ….

  7. Jerry was a good, solid man. I was fortunate enough to have him as a Kids, Inc. coach in the mid 50’s. Good, sincere, caring, and focused. He put me on a good course. I’ll miss telling his smiling self hello. Blessings to all.

  8. I am so sorry to learn about your father’s passing. I only met him twice. But he was a very very kind man. I am sure you will miss him.

  9. Love you so Kay Pat. Always our delight sharing time with you & Jer. Must continue this thing called ‘life’ together every opportunity we have.
    So miss you Jerry already. Big ol empty spot…Thanks for your friendship. Cannot just say ‘Kay’ without saying ‘Jerry & Kay’….Pudge & I will try to keep Kay off rocks….laughter & fun going, eating together, checking for tacks in soup, pausing with lots of memories. Fond memories. Love you Feferman’s!!
    Peace,
    Sus

  10. Kay Pat and family. We recall with fondness the many years and loads of laughs we spent together…and the bull dog (name?)…summers at the Tascosa Pool where Jerry was the consummate wale…memories…

    Trust you and the family are doing well. Our best wishes to all…

    Patti & Stan Mandel

  11. Kay Pat and family. We recall with fondness the many years and loads of laughs we spent together…and the bull dog (name?)…summers at the Tascosa Pool where Jerry was the consummate wale…memories…

    Trust you and the family are doing well. Our best wishes to all…

    Patti & Stan Mandel

  12. Kay Pat and family. We recall with fondness the many years and loads of laughs we spent together…and the bull dog (name?)…summers at the Tascosa Pool where Jerry was the consummate wale…memories…

    Trust you and the family are doing well. Our best wishes to all…

    Patti & Stan Mandel

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