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Murray, UT 84107
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Jerry Elwood Romney Jr. 1953 ~ 2009 Jerry Elwood Romney Jr. passed away in the early morning hour of Friday Sept. 18, 2009.He was born Nov. 2, 1953 in Tooele, Utah. Jerry grew up in Salt Lake Valley where he attended Skyline High School and the University of Utah. Jerry will be missed by all who knew him. He always had a home where all were welcome and invited to enjoy his hospitality and great food. His talents in the kitchen were legendary. He could make the most basic dish gourmet, with his sauces and creativity. His appetite for books, especially history, was voracious. He could always be found reading in his special chair. Jerry also loved the outdoors where he excelled at fly fishing and hunting. He spent many cold early mornings in a duck or goose blind patiently waiting. His peaceful demeanor made all people around him feel welcome and comfortable. In business Jerry had great success where he founded and grew a company which employed 4000 people. He was nominated for entrepreneur of the year by the governor of Utah. Jerry's greatest strength was his love for people. In his beautiful eyes you could see an endless amount of love, admiration, warmth, kindness, and trust. He saw only the good in everything. Jerry was a wonderful father, brother, and friend. Jerry is survived by his son Jerry III , daughter Andrea, their mother Sandra Romney, father Jerry Elwood, mother Lola Lucille, brothers Jeffrey J. (Melinda) and Jan (Stephanie), sisters Jill Ence (Greg), Jackie Peterson (Don) and Jennifer Welch, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his Grandparents Elwood S. and Ruth Hafen Romney, Charles W. and Lola Green, and his brother Charles Elwood Romney. The visitation for Jerry will be from 6-8 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary (4760 S State St). The graveside service will be held at 11:00 am at Murray City Cemetery (5490 Vine St) Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the Huntsman Cancer Center. Online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com

Published in Deseret News on Sept. 20, 2009
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