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. Teresa and Juan Diego,
    We are deeply saddened by the news of Jerry’s passing. He was a good man, and a wonderful husband and father to both of you. I know the burden is heavy to carry but Jerry is home with our Father where pains and tears no longer exist. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ellen, Louie, Alex, Colette, Daniel and Luciano

  2. Teresa and Juan Diego,
    We were stunned and heartbroken to hear of Jerry’s passing. You are in our hearts and prayers in this difficult time. Jerry was a wonderful person – I cannot picture him without a smile on his face. The world is definitely a better place because he was in it.
    Much love,

  3. Dear Theresa and Juan Diego,
    Our prayers and love are being sent to you in this most difficult and sad time.
    Terry was such a proud father and husband and now he is up in heaven watching and guiding over you. May you feel is love and guidance each and every day.
    God Bless.
    With love,
    Eric, Louise, Allison, Emily, Lauren, and Daniel Berg

  4. Sugar says:

    Dearest Teresa and Juan Diego~May God bless you & give you the strength you need during this most difficult time. Know that Jerry is at peace now & keep close to your heart all the memories you shared. Love,

  5. Tere and Juan Diego , our love surrounds you now and always. Jerry was one of the most generous, thoughtful ,loving men on this planet. Love, Rach, John and Danielle

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