PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jake Butts, 84, died May 2. He founded the Monterey Peninsula Auto Center and Butts Pontiac-Cadillac-Jeep in Seaside, Calif. Butts retired in 1977.
J. Otterbein Hendrickson
NEWBURGH, Ind. - J. Otter-bein Hendrickson, 72, president of Hendrickson Enterprise Inc. in Boonville, Ind., died April 9. His son David succeeds him as president of the Chrysler dealership.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. - Ben Jerome, 92, president of Jerome Oldsmobile-Cadillac in New Ken-sington, Pa., died Jan. 5.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Bill McDonald, 75, died April 1. McDonald, who retired in 1991, had worked 21 years as regional sales manager at Black Book, a Gainesville company that provides used-car pricing information.
CLOVIS, N.M. - Merle Watson, 86, died March 29. He opened Watson Motor Co. (Lincoln-Mercury) Inc. here in 1948, and added Toyota in 1967. The dealership will be operated by his children.
OGDEN, Utah - Philip West, 83, died April 29. Until 1979, he owned West Motor Co. in Preston, Idaho (Chrysler-Plym-outh-Dodge-Jeep).