Gerald "Jerry" Bingham of Alpine, Utah, passed on peacefully at his home surrounded by family on July 14, 2013 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was born on Dec 4, 1928 in Benjamin, Utah to Monroe and Priscilla Bingham. He married Mary VanDell on March 9, 1957 in Pasadena, California.
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Jerry grew up in Benjamin, Utah, graduated from Spanish Fork High School, and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Brigham Young University. He served with distinction in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his marriage to Mary, they lived in Southern California, the Bay Area, and in Lodi, California. After retirement in 2001, they moved to Alpine.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary, their three children, Jan Scoffield of Alpine, Utah, Michael (Danielle) Bingham of Eagle, Idaho, and Paul (Corey) Bingham of Alpine, Utah, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Jackie Bingham (Jim). Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Lavinia Pickeral, and his six brothers, Lee, Pat, Blaine, Alph, Kenneth, and Jim.
Jerry loved spending time with and supporting his children and grandchildren. He truly devoted his life to selfless service of his family and fellow man.
Jerry was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among other service, he was a Bishop and Stake President in Lodi, California, and a temple ordinance worker. His greatest joy in church service came when he and Mary served together as missionaries in the Philippines Manila Mission.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alpine North Stake Center, 1125 E. Alpine Dr, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may visit Thursday evening, July 18, 2013 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 187 S. Main St, Spanish Fork, Utah, and on Friday morning, July 19, 2013 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be in the Benjamin City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the General Missionary Fund of the LDS Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerobits.com.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from July 17 to July 24, 2013