Jerry Arthur Hall age 65, departed this life October 19, 2010. Jerry is survived by his wife and best friend, Christine; his loving family, which includes his children, Shayne (Tracy), Gina, Teresa and stepdaughter, Julia (Patrick); grandchildren, Cody and Tasha; great-grandchild, Aylin. He will be greatly missed by his grandsons, Jack and Jonathan. Jerry's sisters, Cozette (Richard) and Rochelle (Hamp) and brother, Tim (Deb) have yet another void in their lives with the loss of Jerry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lucille. Jerry was born in Provo, Utah where he worked in the mines prior to relocating to Tucson, AZ. He continued working in the mines in Tucson while developing his visionary art work. He changed professions and started his own landscaping business while continuing to further develop his art work. His pieces began with recycled items he found in junk yards, the mines, items donated by friends and neighbors. His pieces grew into life size metal statues and sculptures. His love for metal grew into using chrome bumpers as part of his work resulting in many large statues and sculptures which found their home in his front yard. Since his pieces are large and unable to fit inside his home he decided to use marbles inside and created numerous murals combining marbles and painted murals which grace the interior walls of his home. Metal had to have a place inside his home so he made several life size figures which grace the walls of his Jungle Great Room. In the past year he decided to add clay to his medium and began making small clay whimsical figures. His motto and driving force for all his art work was "I just want to make people happy and make them smile when they look at my artwork." Jerry's home and art work has been filmed several times and shown in America and Europe along with numerous articles written throughout the years. His latest pieces include Mr. and Mrs. Chemo which he made in the spring while fighting his battle with cancer. "Dearest Jerry, you have been my best friend, partner and husband and we have so many happy memories and times we have shared together. Know that I will love you forever and always. Chris." A special thank you to Carondolet Hospice for their care and support in the last days of Jerry's life on earth. In lieu of services and flowers, donations can be made to the Arizona Cancer Center in Jerry Hall's name. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE CREMATION AND BURIAL.
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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Oct. 31, 2010.