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Jerry Martell Murff

March 31, 1938 ~ July 17, 2019 (age 81)

 

 

 

 

Jerry passed away peacefully from causes incident to age in St George on July 17, 2019, surrounded by his wife and many of his children.

Jerry was a mechanical engineer and manager in the power plant industry. A graduate of Texas A&M University, a veteran of the US Army (First Lieutenant, Artillery, Honorably Discharged October 1968), and a graduate of BYU’s Marriott School, he lived a rich and varied life, and accomplished many things.

He drafted legislation which was adopted by the State of Utah during his employment as a Preventative Maintenance Manager, and was known as a man of integrity and kindness.

Jerry was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which he joined in 1970. During his first five years in the church, as a Ward Mission Leader in wards in Louisiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, he was a tireless missionary, and was a key participant in the fellowshipping and baptism of over 100 souls. He fulfilled many other callings and duties in the church throughout his life, including numerous leadership positions.

Jerry was a lover of truth, and a force for good. His gifts included a sparkling sense of humor, and he always had a smile, a kind word, or a helping hand for anyone who needed it, whether it be a road weary hitch-hiker, or a widow in need. He practiced true religion.

Jerry is survived by his eleven children: David, Dianne, Michael, Jennifer, Joseph, Marguerite, Jesse, Paul, Scott, Daniel, and Jeremy; his step-daughter Barbara Jeanette Bundy; his step-son Tracy Lewis Minniear; his 28 grandchildren; his 5 step-grandchildren; his 6 step-great-grandchildren; his former wife Nancy; his former wife Celia; and his current wife Murial.

Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 259 N Mall Dr. St George, UT, 84790, on July 25th, at 11 AM. A viewing will be held prior from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the same location

A graveside service with military honors will held at Tonaquint Cemetery, located at 1777 S Dixie Dr, St. George, UT 84770, on July 25, at 12:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

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