Jerry M. Murray, age 78, passed away after a short illness on December 19, 2018.
Jerry was born on August 10, 1940 to Clyde and Erna Murray of Roosevelt.
Jerry met the love of his life, Carolyn Jeane Stoddard, in Roosevelt and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on January 8, 1962. They lived in Roosevelt until 1968 when they moved to Heber City, UT with their 2 young boys, Cory and Lonny. Jerry managed the Christensen Department store where he became a well-know fixture in the community. Jerry (J-hawk) was a full-time member of the Wasatch County Sheriff Posse for 4 years, 2 of which he served as captain. It was in Heber when his daughter, Leslie, joined the family. After Christensen’s burned down in 1972, the family moved back to Roosevelt where Jerry worked a number of jobs until being hired by the Utah Highway Patrol, which took the family to Coalville. Jodi was born a few months after their arrival. After one year in Coalville, Jerry put in for and received a transfer back to Heber City where he lived until his death. Jerry retired from the UHP in 1998 after 22 ½ years. In May of 2000, Jerry married his dear friend, Jackie Silcox, and they spent many years riding horses together. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held numerous callings during his lifetime.
Jerry is survived by his brothers and sisters, Lois Hansen, Donna and Venoy Davies, Larry and Cheryl Murray, and Danny Murray, his sons, daughters and their spouses, Cory and Linda Murray of Bountiful, Lonny and Heather Murray of Roosevelt, Leslie and Randy Milano of West Jordan, Jodi and Paul Nagel of Leander Texas, and had 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren at the time of his death. Also survived by his horse, Charlie Brown, and his dog, Lucky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, his parents, Clyde and Erna, and his brother, Nick, and brother-in-law, Fritz Hansen.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018, at 10:30 at the Heber 3rd Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 400 South and 300 East, Heber City. Viewings will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Heber Valley Funeral Home, and Friday at the church from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Burial will be at the Roosevelt Memorial Park at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday after the funeral.