Jerry Tracy

Jerry L. Tracy, 81, of Idaho Falls, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at his home.

Jerry was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Idaho Falls to Richard LaVerl Tracy and Viola Tracy. He grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls and Salmon.

On Feb. 4, 1961, he married Karen Chapman in Las Vegas. Jerry and Karen made their home in Idaho Falls and Jackson, Wyo., where Jerry co-owned Jackson Lumber.

He was a county commissioner for Teton County, Wyo. He was a member of the Lions Club, Elks Club and Mountain States Lumber and Building Materials Dealers' Association. They moved to Idaho Falls in 1984, where they made their current home, and he owned and operated Building Materials Wholesale Inc.

He was a Little League coach and enjoyed golf, reading, fishing and his dogs and cat.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Karen Tracy of Idaho Falls; daughters, Angela (Walter) Terry of Tucson, Ariz., and Michelle (Gary) Sharp of Idaho Falls; sons, Todd (Deborah) Tracy of Renton, Wash., and Shane Tracy of Idaho Falls; grandchildren, Shawn and Lorelei Wachter, Tony DeLaGarza, Peyton and Meredith Tracy, Sean Terry and Tricia Maier; and great-grandchildren, Drake and Kelli Wachter, and Emmy and Rylan Maier.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard Tracy and Burdette Tracy; and sisters, Dorothy Jensen and Mardean Nave.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., with President Kenneth Turley officiating. The family will visit with friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, both times at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Four Paws Pet Adoptions, 119 S. Fourth West, Rexburg, ID 83440; or Hospice of Eastern Idaho, 1810 Moran St., Idaho Falls, ID 83401.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral Home

Wood Funeral Home
273 North Ridge Avenue Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 522-2751

Published in Post Register on Dec. 3, 2013