Jerry Lane passed away on March 24, 2020, in St. George, Utah, from advanced Parkinson’s Disease. At his request, a short service was held with his family in St. George.
Jerry was born on May 21, 1939, in Louisiana, Missouri, where his father was serving in the Air Force. The family of three then moved to Denver, Colorado, for Jerry’s 12 years of school. His high school track achievements earned him a four-year full-ride scholarship at the University of Wyoming, where he majored in social studies and geography, and held the high jump record for many years. He was honored to be ranked third in the high jump at the National College Competition.
After practice teaching, he taught social studies and coached track and cross-country at Powell High School until his retirement at age 55.
Jerry received his master’s of science degree in geography and enjoyed being the assistant track coach at the University of Utah for a year. He also participated in several National Science Foundation summer sessions, as well as a three-month social studies seminar in Pakistan.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Judy, sons Doug (Rae) of Florida and Marty (Kelly) of St. George, as well as his younger brother Larry (Theresa) of New Jersey and their children. His loving dogs Max and Abbey were precious to him.
Jerry enjoyed participation in “old men’s” basketball games and the post-game camaraderie at Hansel’s, relaxing and working on projects in the cabin, driving his Chevy truck, the daily 6:30 a.m. doughnuts and coffee at Paul’s Bakery, and Harley cruising with the guys. He treasured the many times to cheer and watch his sons participate in basketball and diving at Powell High School.
At his request, his ashes will be scattered in Powell this summer.
A scholarship fund in his name has been started at Powell High School for an outstanding male/female track or cross-country student seeking assistance for tuition.