Jeri Lynn DeVerne Hunsaker Horman died December 22, 2021 of Covid-19. She was born April 8, 1934 to J. Golden Hunsaker & DeVerne Koford. In her early years, she lived in Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Logan, Utah; Casper, Wyoming; and Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from South High School in 1952, and the University of Utah in 1956 with a degree in Bacteriology. She married Gerald D. Horman in the Salt Lake Temple on August 16, 1957. She was fondly referred to as Mrs. Jer while her husband, Jerry held the title Mr. Jer. They raised their family in East Millcreek. Jeri served valiantly with her husband in the Dai Ichi Japanese Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1961-1970. As a result of their service, they opened up their home to several Japanese exchange students. Other church callings included serving in the MIA, Relief Society and as Gospel Doctrine teacher. She was a voracious reader, journal keeper, life-long learner, and loved studying the scriptures. She especially enjoyed in-depth conversations with people. Her influence touched both young and old.
Jeri had many talents. She was smart, had a quick wit and was always ready with a pun. She was organized and planned everything to the last detail. She loved her family, and encouraged them in their academics. She loved classical music and enjoyed going to the symphony, music recitals, and supporting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their activities. She was a sports enthusiast and loved a good Jazz game.
One of Jeri’s greatest passions was keeping her family connected. For over 43 years, she gathered five generations of family for “Tuesday Dinner” - the best home cooked meal in town. Jeri truly was the quintessential wife, mother, and grandmother.
Jeri worked for the Utah State Health Laboratories, Castleton’s, the Federal Reserve Bank and the Salt Lake City Police Department.
Jeri is survived by her three children: Stephanie Horman Bauer (Parker), Stephen C. Horman (Heidi), and Daniel J. Horman (Annette), brother Jay (Debbie), 17 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Gerald, and her sister JoAnn Nielsen (Carlisle).
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Millcreek Canyon Ward 3640 E Millstream Lane (3510 So.) with a viewing from 9:30-10:30am prior to the service. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. To view the service via live-stream, please scroll to the bottom of this obituary page.