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Gerald Ilet "Jerry" Holgreen, 64 +, beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend, returned with honor to Heavenly Home, Wednesday, November 13, 4:31 p.m., following a sudden cerebral hemorrhage, Sunday night, while patiently awaiting a liver transplant. (Hemo chromatosis "iron overload" had caused cirrhosis.)

Born May 11, 1932 Salt Lake City, Utah to Ilet and Elizabeth LaVon Hall Holgreen. Married Rosalyn Joan Jones June 15, 1955 in Salt Lake Temple. Faithful active member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Salt Lake 34th, Val Verda 2nd and currently Val Verda 6th Ward) Graduated from West High School, completed may Aviation Schools. Served as Scout leader, Stake YMMIA secretary, Young Men's president, stake missionary, Elder's Quorum counselor, counselor to High Priest group leader, most recently Primary teacher, always home teacher and example for good. Had great love for aviation. Spent 45 years working at Salt Lake Airport. (Thompson Flying Service, Interwest then Northwest Pipeline (TWC). Trusted and respected Aviation Mechanic. Held commercial pilot license and assisted many airboat owners. Served in US Air Force during Korean Conflict. Loving father of five sons achieve Eagle Scout and supported them all on missions. Was very pleased his daughters received their Young Womanhood Recognition Award. Was honored to be present at temple marriages of his five married children. VERY PATIENT!! Loved watching his family participate in church, music and sports activities. Seldom missed any activity his children and grandchildren were involved in. He loved sports (especially BYU), music, sang in Val Verda 2nd Ward Choir. Enjoyed Ogden Valley and relatives there, also hunting trips, vacations, trip to Lake Powell with five sons; also houseboat trip (Lake Powell) with brother-in-law and family and trip to Nevada with son and cattle; family picnics and excursions, etc. He loved Spanky's Deli. Jerry lost his father at age 5 and was thankful to family and friends who taught him to be a true man. Jerry enjoyed playing trumpet with Val Verda 2nd Ward band on 4th of July for decades. His door was always open to those who needed a friend or a place to stay temporarily.Survived by wife, Rosalyn; children, Lynn (LuAnn), Syracuse, Von (Linda), Kaysville, Wayne (Shauna), Mt. Pleasant, Keith (Christa), Centerville, Cheryl (Scott) Giles, South Ogden, Roger and Lisa, Bountiful; brother, George (Suzanne), Danville, Calif.; sisters, Maurine (Pete) Christenson, West Jordan, Janice, (Lee) Meads, Salt Lake City; brother-in-law, Larry (Jerri) Jones, Liberty/Ogden; sister-in-law, Betty Jones Breakbill, St. George; aunts, Blanche Cluff, Alexandria, Vriginia, Mary Hall, Salt Lake City, Mardell Hall, Walnut Creek, Calif.; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He adored his 19 grandchildren, Britney, Tyler, Braden, Jamie, Kalen, Bryce, Jared, Kyle, Jason, Trevor, Preston, Sheldon, Tristalee, Taleena, Kaylee, Christopher, Heather, Nathan and Darci. Preceded in death by parents, in-laws, Preston and Florence Folkman Jones, uncles, Thomas L. Hall, George Hall, Mas Cluff, niece, Charlotte Jones, cousins, Cindy Newman, Matt Cluff, sister-in-law, Marilyn Jones.

Jerry would tell you that donor organs are desperately needed.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 16, 1996, 12 noon at the Val Verda Stake Center, 2600 South 500 West, Bountiful. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-9 at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Saturday from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church.


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