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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  1. My heart goes out to Jerry’s Family. Ive worked with Jerry for the Last 10 yrs at Verizon. He was a great guy. He will be truly missed by all that knew him at Verizon. God Bless and prayers go out to Jerry’s Family.

  2. mike davis says:

    My condolences goes out to the Temple family. i only knew Jerry for a short time and he was one of the dearest co-workers i have known. i pray that the love of God that surpasses all understanding give the family grace and peace during this time. May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort the family.

  3. Dearest Teresa and Juan Diego,
    Jerry has been on my mind every day since you shared his recent diagnosis. He has and continues to be in all of our prayers. It is unbelievable that he has gone to heaven. What more can you ask of a person who was the caring, loving and a responsible human being? The loss is too great to put into words but be comforted that he is with Christ and that our JSerra family is your family. Let me say lastly that I recall his kind demeanor, I recall him giving me his football ticket and standing in line for me like a gentleman and I recall the great spaghetti he cooked for me. I am so sorry Teresa. Know that I am there for you 24/7 and that Michael will be there for JD for years to come.

  4. Jerry will be missed by many. The memories of Jerry are always with family, food and good company. We are honored to have known Jerry and to know that he made Teresa and Juan Diego very happy with his love and generosity to all.

    Monica and Bill

  5. May prayers are with you & your family. May God’s light continue to shine.

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