Jeri Yeager(1940 - 2013)

Jeri Paul Yeager

St. George, UT

Jeri Paul Yeager passed away on July 9, 2013 in St.George, UT. He was born on July 2, 1940 in California, where he lived for most of his life and raised his family, two boys and two girls. He moved to St. George, which became his beloved community, in 1993.

As a young man, Jeri loved baseball. He played first base and was ranked #1 in all of Los Angeles County. Jeri continued his passion of sports throughout his life. Skiing and playing golf regularly with his buddies from Old Ranch Country Club (where he had single digit handicap) among his favorite pastimes.

Jeri graduated from Cal Poly High in Long Beach, California. He shortly thereafter began working for Rockwell on the Apollo program, one of his fondest memories. During this time Jeri studied engineering at USC.

Jeri always had an entrepreneurial spirit and, at the age of 29 after thinking long and hard about his next career path, he chose real estate. He practiced real estate in California for 24 years representing over 500 successful sales transactions in that state alone. When, at last he decided to leave Southern California, Jeri was ready to slow the pace down and find a community that had all of his favorite qualities. He traveled the country for six months and finally found exactly what he was looking for in the community of St. George Utah. Many in the community may remember his witty newsletters full of facts about St. George and its growth. Jeri always made sure the letter was topped off with great jokes, which he handpicked to make people laugh, or many times a great quote to make people think. Jeri took his time and built a great reputation and career selling real estate here in St. George, doing the majority of this by writing his neighborly newsletter. He loved informing the community about what was going on in St George and how this information affected them and their property. A quote that he shared regularly with family, friends and clients, which fit the way he chose to live life was: "Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude." By Zig Ziglar.

Jeri lived a fulfilling life doing all the things he wished and dreamed of. He snow skied in Aspen and golfed in Pebble Beach, but his proudest accomplishment by far was his four children and eight grandchildren.

Jeri was loved by many and he will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. Jeri is survived by his children: Armin Yeager (Catherine) of Pacific Grove, CA, Alexander Yeager (Anya) of St.George, Keri Yeager Inzer (Brent) of Laguna Niguel, and Jennifer Yeager of St.George. Additionally he is survived by his eight grandchildren: Sage, Skyler, Alexa Rose, Isabella, Ava, Savannah, Zane, and Zoey. A celebration of his life will be held in Pebble Beach, CA in late July, overlooking his favorite golf course.

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on July 16, 2013