Jerry Wayne Temple

Jerry Wayne Temple

November 17, 1950 - April 07, 2010

Jerry Wayne Temple

November 17, 1950 - April 07, 2010


Jerry Wayne Temple lost his battle with colon cancer on April 7, 2010, with his family by his side. Jerry was born on November 17, 1950 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Alton and Evelyn Temple. At an early age, his family moved to Mar Vista, California where he attended Short Avenue Elementary School and Marina Del Rey Junior High School. Upon graduation from Venice High School, Jerry was drafted into the Army. He served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1972. Jerry began his career with GTE and continued on with Verizon, where he loyally worked in special services for 40 years. He met the love of his life, Teresa Galvan, in 1987. They married in 1991 and welcomed their son, Juan Diego Temple, into the world in 1994. Jerry loved to cook for his family and friends, enjoy a good baseball game and spend time with his son.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Teresa, his son, Juan Diego, his sister, Mary Ann Manning, and her husband, Don, his brother, Robert and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Alton and George.

A Catholic funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 9:30 am, with internment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery 5835 Slauson Avenue, Culver City, California 90230. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juan Diego Temple Scholarship Fund, care of US Bank, 27529 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, California, 92691, 949 348-3575.

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87 responses to Jerry Wayne Temple

  1. Dear Teresa & JD,

    We are so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. We just became aware today of Jerry’s passing. Please know we are here for you. Let us know what we can do for you. In the meantime be assured that our prayers and best wishes are with you in this Easter season of resurrection, faith, and promise for the future.

    In His love,
    Michelle, John & Shea O’Reilly

  2. Dear Teresa and Juan Diego,
    I was so shocked to hear about the loss of your wonderful husband and dad. Your family became such an important part of our Mission Parish School community in such a short time. I enjoyed every minute of it! Please know my prayers are with you.

  3. Dear Teresa and Juan Diego,
    Receive my love, prayers and condolences at this time of sorrow.
    Aleida Rodriguez St. Anastasia Church, Parish Secretary

  4. Dear Teresa and Juan Diego,

    We deeply regret your loss. Jerry was a good person and a joy to be with. He will be missed.

    Our love and prayers,
    Brad, Beth and Camille La Cour

  5. Renee Jagow says:

    Dear Teresa and Juan Diego:
    We are all truly saddened to hear about Jerry. Although a few years and many miles have separated us, we still remember all of you as if it was just yesterday. Jerry was kind and fun and I’m sure you will miss him terribly. Our prayers are with you.
    Jeff, Renee, David & Caroline Jagow

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