Our much-loved Grandpa Jerry has returned to his heavenly home. We are brokenhearted to say goodbye for now, but know there are so many people who were waiting there to welcome him.
Husband, father, grandfather, mentor, teacher, example, friend, dad touched so many lives. Devoted to the gospel of Jesus Christ and his family, he lived his life in the service of others. Dad was the person you went to when you needed anything – a favor, advice, an answer to a question, a ride in the car with a Diet Coke. He was never too busy. He always made you feel like you were the most important person in his life and he had all the time and attention in the world to give to you.
Dad had a quirky sense of humor, not above playing a prank or singing at the top of his lungs in a public place. Many of us will remember dad behind the wheel of a boat towing endless skiers and scaring everyone on board and in the water with his mad driving skills. We will also always remember his love of golfing, racquetball, and sitting (rain, snow, or shine) in the north end zone cheering on the Ute football team (Utah by 5). He was the master of the wrist-over-the-steering-wheel driving technique and the silent whistle. Grandpa Jerry loved his grandkids, teasing and tickling them until they called for grandma who said, “Jerry, knock it off!” He attended every baptism, game, recital, and special event.
Dad was a man of God who not only believed in the Gospel, but he lived it. He knew that Jesus is his Savior and friend and that His atonement makes all things possible. The way he lived his life gave us all a pattern to follow. The way we live our lives is the way we will honor and remember him.
A private family funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:00am. Attendance at the services is by invitation only, however everyone is invited to watch the services online by going to Jerry’s obituary page at HolbrookMortuary.com. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
Tributes and messages can be posted for the family at: HolbrookMortuary.com
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