Gary Lynn Jorgensen

1/25/1944 ~ 8/17/2019

JorgensenGaryGary Lynn Jorgensen, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend, passed away peacefully in his home in Ephraim on August 17th, 2019, at the age of 75. He was born January 25th 1944, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lyman and Emma Jorgensen, youngest of 11 children, 4 sisters, 6 brothers.
He grew up and spent most of his life in Ephraim where he loved to be. He graduated from Manti High School in 1962. He served in the Army during Vietnam, and was honorably discharged in 1971. He returned home and soon thereafter met and married June Allen. They had 4 daughters, Wendy (David) Burton; Terri (Morgan) Lawrence; Sherri (Ken) Hansen; and April Jorgensen. He was surrounded and bossed around his whole life by women. He enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, reading, and playing cards.
He worked as a Range Technician for the US Forest Service. He enjoyed working at the Great Basin Experimental Ranges in Ephraim Canyon, and West Desert.
He is survived by his wife and all four daughters; his grandchildren Dylan, Ally, Kindra, Christian, Aidan, Kennedy, Emora, and May; 3 great grandchildren; and his sisters and brothers Ray (Betty), LaMar (Merilyn), Beverly, and Dorothy; in-laws Barbara, Babs.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and his siblings, Budd (Ila), Morris (Theone), Roger, Ruth, Leda, Kent; in-laws (Craig).
Friends may call on Saturday August 24, 2019 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Ephraim Stake Center, 400 East Center St.; the Services will begin at Noon. Online condolence

5 Responses to “Gary Lynn Jorgensen”

  1. Dena Hodson says:

    My heart goes out to you all Gary was a great friend to my dad. He always had a smile on his face. I’m sure he will be greatly missed.

  2. Cameron Hermansen says:

    Gary was a great guy!! One of my dads good friends. I bet my dad and Gary are catching up!!!

  3. I worked with Gary for many years. I enjoyed his work ethic, his humor, good will, honesty, and loyalty. Among his nicknames were Hooker (from his basketball style in youth) and The Commissioner (for his love of community politics and his solutions to issues). I loved the man.

  4. Leland and Phyllis Thompson says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. Our prayers are with you, June, and your family. We are not at home and will be gone until August 31st so we will not be able to visit with you on Saturday. Please know our thoughts are with you.

  5. Rodney Hodson says:

    I loved hanging out with the boys on bowling night in Ephraim