Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Uncle Jerry

On October 16, my sweet Uncle Jerry passed away.  If you knew him, you know words cannot do him justice. He was amazing, one of the most giving, loving, hardworking people I've ever met. Not only was he a wonderful uncle to me, but he was bishop of our ward for years and served with all of his might to the entire ward family. He was an amazing husband, father, brother and grandpa. His wife, Jeanie, passed away about 2 1/2 years ago and together they were the Dream Team:) While he was my bishop, she was my wonderful seminary teacher. They were a couple I looked at with such admiration growing up. They raised five awesome kids-some of my best friends growing up. They showed love to each other in so many ways but something that stood out to me was touch. He was always rubbing/scratching her back or shoulder or neck. I always thought it was so sweet:) And there was a way they smiled at each other..I could just feel of their love for each other. Their love was so special. I remember thinking I wanted to find someone that loved me like that someday! Together they opened up their home to so many who were in need. When she passed, I know there was a hole in his heart and he missed her so much. I'm so grateful for the gospel and the knowledge I have that today, though our hearts are sad as we will miss him, he and Aunt Jeanie are together again. I cried tears of joy imagining it. I am so happy for them that it hurts. They were such an influential couple to me growing up and I can never thank them enough for the example of love, faith, service and righteousness they were to me. I love you Uncle Jerry and Aunt Jeanie. I can't wait to see you again someday. Hugs and prayers for their children and grandchildren as I know this is a tough time saying goodbye to Dad and Grandpa  We love you all so much and our hearts are with you always. xoxo

I love this picture of Uncle Jerry and Aunt Jeanie in their dating days. Such a beautiful couple. 

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