Gerald B. Quinn

GERALD B. QUINN 5/13/1936 - 7/21/2013 Gerald Bradford Quinn, 77, left his earthly home on July 21, 2013, after a valiant battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at home in Wrightwood, California, in the presence of his loving family. Born on May 13, 1936, in San Bernardino, California, to Robroy and Marie Quinn, he was raised in Colton. In 1962 he Married Lisbeth (Libby) Ballard. They then moved to Lancaster where they began raising their family of 7 children. He worked for 20 years at US Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale as a Civil Engineer with Rockwell International Space Division on the Space Shuttle program. While in Lancaster he was actively involved in civic organizations including the Kiwanis Club and the Antelope Valley Board of Trade. In 1976, the family moved to Wrightwood where they have lived for the past 37 years. After retiring from Rockwell he began a new career as the Building Facilities Manager for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He retired from this position in 2001. Jerry was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as a Missionary, Branch President, Bishop, and Stake President. He also served as a Mission President in Asuncion, Paraguay and San Antonio, Texas. He later served with his wife, Libby, as a missionary to oversee the construction of the Redlands, California Temple. He was the driving force behind one of his favorite projects which was the building of the LDS Chapel in Wrightwood. He lived a full life, faithfully served the Lord, loved his family and was a wonderful teacher and example to all. He loved working on cars, finding new adventures, traveling, and always had several projects in the works. His most recent project was remodeling a home in Island Park, Idaho, which became the family gathering place. Jerry and Libby had just celebrated their 50th anniversary in December of 2012. He is loved by his family and friends and will surely be missed. Jerry is survived by his wife, Libby, and his seven children, Kenneth Quinn (Beverly) of Wrightwood, Kevin Quinn (Wendy) of KaoHsiung, Taiwan, Deborah Walgren (David) of McCall, Idaho, Robroy Quinn (Cecilia) of Wrightwood, Rebecca Berger (Roger) of Richmond, Utah, William Quinn (Julie) of Huntsville, Utah and Brian Quinn(Danielle) of Littleton, North Carolina; and 23 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his only sibling, his sister Marlene Fawcett. Viewing will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m., with funeral services at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 27th, 2013, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 888 Highway 2, Wrightwood. Interment will be in Montecito Memorial Park, Waterman Avenue and Barton Road, Loma Linda. Emerson-Bartlett Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. You may send your condolences to www.
Published in the Daily Press on July 24, 2013