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. Diane Cleary says:

    I’m am deeply saddened by the loss of Jerry. He will be missed by me and our yearly visits. I was shocked to hear of his loss. I will be praying for Teresa and Juan. My love and prayers go out to you.


  2. Teresa and JD, My heart truly grieves for you. My family is keeping you in their prayers tonight and every night.
    God bless,
    Eileen McKeagney

  3. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, for the repose of Jerry’s soul and for the healing and comforting of his family, especially you, Teresa and Juan Diego. May the Lord bring you strength and healing.

    With condolence,


  4. I am deeply saddened by Jerry’s passing. I knew him to be a good husband and wonderful father. My heart goes out to Teresa, Juan Diego and all the family. God be with you during this difficult time. You are in my prayers

  5. Eugene Lane says:

    So sorry! What a shock! Take care and be strong!

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