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 and Beloved Teresa, Juan Diego and friends and family of Jerry Temple,

    May the grace and mercy of the Risen Christ be with you all! During these difficult days, I entrust you to Our Lady of Sorrows for She stood at the foot of the Cross as Her Divine Son Jesus Christ was redeeming the world from sin and death. It has been a joy to teach Juan Diego Biology at JSerra Catholic High and to get to know your family.

    Thank you Teresa for allowing me to offer Jerry the most precious things one can receive this side of heaven: three sacraments. Thanks be to God that Jerry was able to go to confession, receive the sacrament of the Anointing of the sick and to receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion! Jerry also received a great grace from the Catholic Church, offered to those who are close to death: an Apostolic Pardon, which is a special blessing for the forgiveness of sins and an opportunity to receive a plenary indulgence, which takes away the temporal punishment due to sin.

    Let us continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Jerry and the consolation of the Temple family.

    Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus, Father Charbel Grbavac O.Praem. St. Michael’s Abbey of the Norbertine Fathers

  2. Joe Kimpler says:

    Teresa and JD – The Kimpler family sends our deepest regrests for your loss. Jerry will be missed by all. If we can help in anyway, please let us know. Please remember all of the great times you had with him.

    God Bless

    Joe, Patti, Joey and Hunter

  3. My prayers and thoughts are with you,Teresa and Juan Diego,. So sorry to hear about you lost.

    Love Kathy

  4. Dearest Teresa and Juan Diego,
    Jerry was a very caring, thougtful person, who always put others before himself. He will truly be missed by everyone who knew him. Thanks for welcoming us into your family!
    Love and prayers,
    Ken, Louise, Danielle, Catherine, Andrea and Jaiden

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