Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and true friend, Jerry Lee Palmer, returned to his Heavenly Father on December 10, 2021.
Jerry was born August 18, 1933 to Berle and Afton Palmer in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jerry married his eternal companion, Ruth Carlene Johnson, on July 15, 1960.
Jerry was a man of exceptional integrity and honesty. Jerry honorably served in the US Navy during the Korean War. It was during this time that his testimony of Jesus Christ and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was solidified. He remained true to the faith for the rest of his life.
Jerry earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Utah and was a lifelong Utah Man (Ki-yi!) and worked as Controller at Gibbons and Reed for more than 40 years. Jerry loved going on fishing adventures, listening to and dancing to big band music, and passed on his love for travel and well planned itineraries to his kids. He was always there for his family, who in turn admired and loved him dearly. He was a steadfast friend with ongoing friendships lasting nearly 70 years. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife Carlene, his children: Mark (Anne) Palmer, Stacey (Mat) Hutchings, and LeeAnn (Boyd) Evans, 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, brothers and sisters, and his beloved parents in-law.
Memorial services will be Friday, December 17th at the Parkway Ward building located at 12120 South 1300 West. A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:30 am, followed by a memorial service at noon. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Funeral directors, Larkin Mortuary.