Jerry Western

Jerry Duane Western

Saturday, December 19th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Jerry Western, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Jerry Western

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Jerry's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Jerry's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Obituary Jerry D. Western

Jerry Duane Western, 86, of Springville, Utah returned to his Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 19, 2020. Jerry was in the company of family was he departed this world

Jerry was born December 27, 1933 to George Irvin and Lucy (Curtis) Western in Pomerene, Arizona. Jerry’s parents divorced when he was young and Lucy remarried Arthur Chesley. Arthur’s efforts to support his expanded family took them to various locations, including Washington State and Pomona, California, where Jerry graduated from high school. Jerry worked at an auto parts store after high school until he entered the United States Army in October 1956. After basic training at Ft. Lewis Washington, Jerry was sent to Korea where he served 13 months with the transitional force.

Prior to deploying to Korea, Jerry married Joan (Wilcox) whom he had met through his brother, Robert, who was serving a church mission in Joan’s home town, Bridgeport, Nebraska.

After his return from military service, Jerry was hired by the Pomona, California police department. During his 15 years with that agency, Jerry served as a patrol officer, training officer and detective. During this time, he returned to school and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California Polytechnic State University.

Hoping for a better environment for his children, Jerry left police work, withdrew his retirement, and bought a small market in Logan, Utah. Unaware that the business records had been fraudulently altered to indicate a successful enterprise, Jerry, Joan, and the family struggled with the store until it was clear it could not be profitable.

Upon returning to California, Jerry, willing to work any honest job, began as a security guard for the General Dynamics company. During this time, he also applied to the Sante Fe Railroad Police Department and was hired. Due to his education, experience, and demonstrated abilities, Jerry quickly rose to the rank of lieutenant.

After retirement from the railroad police, Jerry and Joan moved to Woodland Hills, Utah, back to California, and then back to Utah again, settling in Payson.

Jerry was a High Priest in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in numerous positions including in the High Priests’ Group leadership, ward clerk, and as senior missionaries with Joan at the Kirtland, Ohio visitors’ center.

After Joan’s passing, Jerry moved to the Ashford Assisted Living Home in Springville, UT.
Jerry was preceded in death by Joan in 2018 and by his brothers Gene, Marvin, and Robert and Sister, Verda (Adams).

Jerry is survived by four sons and one daughter
Russell Western (Joy) of Wildomar, California
Steven Western, Palm Desert, California
Kristine Wright (Ken), Salem, Utah
Rex Western, Corona, California
Jerry D. Western II, Riverton, Utah

Jerry’s posterity includes 27 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Jerry is also survived by his stepsister, Anita Fishbach and Stepbrother, Ed Chesley.

January 6, 2021, 9:30-9:50 am
Spring Creek Chapel (Legacy Funerals)
737 N. Main St.
Springville, Utah

Graveside Service
January 6, 2021, 11:30 am
Payson City Cemetery

For those unable to attend, the service will also be live-streamed at the Spring Creek Utah County Mortuary Facebook page, beginning at 11:30 am.

Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jerry Duane Western, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Jerry

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 | 9:30am - 9:50am
    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 9:30am - 9:50am
    Spring Creek Mortuary
    737 North Main
    Springville, UT 84663
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • GravesideService

    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 | 11:30am
    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 11:30am
    Payson City Cemetery
    400 North 800 East
    Payson, UT 84651
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 |
    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
    Payson City Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Payson, Utah 84651
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Jerry here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Jerry Duane Western by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: