March 22, 2017, Jerold D. Walker, husband, father, grandfather
and great grandfather, passed away at age 74 due to complications
Jerold was born on December 30, 1942 to Horace and Verna
Walker. He was the second of five children and grew up in
Heber City and Alpine Utah. He graduated from American Fork
High School in 1961 and attended the University of Utah.
Jerold was called to serve a 2 year mission for the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and happily served
in the Northern Indian Mission. When he returned, he married
his sweetheart Cheryl Lee Beck on July 22, 1966. Their marriage
was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Shortly after
they were married Jerold enlisted in the Navy and spent
21 months with the Seabees during the Vietnam War. After
his honorable discharge, Jerold went back to school at the
University of Utah and received his Bachelor of Science
in Civil Engineering.
Jerold spent most of his career working for Utah Power
and Light and later PacifiCorp when the two companies merged.
Work opportunities took him and Cheryl and their two oldest
children Amy and Amber to Price Utah where two more children
Amanda and Brian were born. Later work would take the family
to Centerville, Utah and then on to Beaverton, Oregon where
they grew to love the Northwest and have lived for the last
28 years. After an early retirement, Jerold started his
own consulting company JD Walker Consulting Inc, and finally
officially retired in July of 2011. Jerold and Cheryl then
served an 18 month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints working amongst the young single adults
of Nashville, Tennessee.
Jerold will be remembered for the easy way he made friends.
He could sling a football and a hammer and loved to jog.
He ran 10 Hood to Coast relay races in his 50’s and
60’s and climbed to the summit of Mount Hood. He loved
to camp, hike, hunt and listen to country music. He also
loved to attend reunions and would attend both Wasatch High
School and American Fork High School reunions as well as
Seabee reunions and family reunions. He similarly loved
to serve in his church callings including as a Counselor
in the Stake Presidency, High Counsel, Deacon’s Quorum
Advisor, Scout Master and Primary Teacher and faithful Home
Jerold is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cheryl and
their four children and their spouses; Amy and (Mark) Monson,
Amber and (Reed) Kofoed, Amanda and (Roger) Ackerson, and
Brian and (Rachel) Walker; his grandchildren, Jordan and
Justin Hatch, Anna Monson, Krista, Trevor and Alexis Kofoed,
Keegan Hauser, Beckett and Adelaide Walker, as well as his
married grandchildren, Mackenzie and (Spenser) Delong, Brad
and (Stephanie) Ackerson, and Whitney and (Sam)Bernhisel;
and three great grandchildren, Quinn and Reed Delong and
Clayton Ackerson. He is also survived by his siblings and
their spouses; Kenneth and (Sandra) Walker, Steven and (Leona)
Walker, Carolyn and (Chris) Norman, Mark and (Shelley) Walker
and Linda and (Mark) Sweeten. He was preceded in death by
his parents Horace and Verna Walker and great grandson Henry
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017
at 11:00 am at the North Alpine LDS Stake Center Chapel,
1125 East Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends
may call from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church prior to services.
Interment will be at the Alpine City Cemetery.