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. Dearest Teresa & Juan Diego,
    We pray God’s grace will carry you through this very difficult time. Memories of such a wonderful man can shine light in dark moments. You are deeply loved and know we are here for you always. May Jerry continue to be your advocate – only in heaven – until you are reunited in eternity. Our hearts reach out to yours. United in Christ – Ron, Margie & Michael

  2. Rosy Buendia says:

    Dear Teresa and Juan Diego,

    We were so sorry to hear about your terrible loss. Jerry was such a wonderful person. Always with a smile on his face!

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time of your lives.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Rosy, J.J. and Danny Buendia

  3. Juliette says:

    I will be praying for your family JD, and for your dad as well. If you need anything I’m always here for you! Thank you for being an amazing friend!

  4. Dear Teresa and JD,
    We are so very sorry for your loss and want to express our sympathy to your family.
    With love,
    The Harnish Family

  5. Teresa and Juan Diego –
    You are such an integral part of our family’s history so it is with heavy, heartbroken hearts that we learned of Jerry’s passing. He was such an amazing man – caring, giving, always good natured, a friend to all. He will be greatly missed but is surely a shining star in heaven. Hold fast to God’s promise that we all meet again in a place much better than this, and find peace in each other and the many happy memories you shared together. Please know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers as you are rooted in our hearts.
    We love you!
    Maureen, Tory, Quinn, Jordan,Tyler and Kiersten

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