Jerry Rose

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Jerry "J" Rose

St. George

Jerry "J" Rose, 84, passed away on April 9th, 2014 in St. George, Utah. He was born in Ogden, Utah on January 6th, 1930 to Archie Raymond Rose and Menah James Rose. A few years later, a little sister, Joan, arrived to complete the family.

Jerry and his father owned and worked the Rose Ranch outside of Snowville, Utah and the family loved the people of Northern Utah. After the ranch was sold, Jerry worked in the Presiding Bishop's office in Salt Lake City for several years while living in Provo. He obtained his Master's degree from BYU at that time.

Jerry married Janet (Jan) Green in the Logan temple on November 10, 1951 and they spent many happy years on the ranch and in later years in Provo and St. George, Utah.

Jerry was a dedicated member of the LDS church and as a youth served a mission in England. He served in many areas including Bishoprics, Stake Presidencies, and High Councils and had a special place in his heart for Genealogy and Scouting. Jerry and Jan served a full time mission together in Sacramento, California.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 52 years, Jan. He is survived by his very special sister, Joan (Ches) Pierson of Calgary, Canada and their family. He is also survived by his daughter, Chris (Steve) Hodgson of Arizona and his daughter, Debbie (Fran) Racicot of Oregon. He had six grandchildren, as well as 24 great-great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Jerry is also survived by his loving wife, Faun. They were married in the St. George Temple and enjoyed a wonderful 10 years together, she was a great blessing in his life and he loved her dearly. Jerry also enjoyed a close relationship with her son, Jay Gammon.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle's Landing LDS Ward Chapel, 1095 East St. James Lane, St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel.

Graveside services will be held Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brigham City Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at for condolences and complete obituary and funeral listings

The family expresses their gratitude to the Doctors and their staffs who provided their talents in Jerry's care. Special heartfelt thanks go out to neighbors Ken and Christine Byrd, members of the Eagles Landing ward, Lynette and Laura of Southern Utah Hospice, and Dustin at Metcalf Mortuary…..All angels here on earth!

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Metcalf Mortuary - St. George
288 West St. George Blvd.
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 673-4221
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2014
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