In Memory

Jerry Green

Survived by: Barbara Smith Thayne (Wife)

Cause of death: MS

Jerry lived two houses away from me.  We spent many hours eating green apples, playing kick the can, and sleeping outside.  Jerry encouraged me to play Olympus High School football. In our last year at Olympus Jerry played right guard and I played left guard.  Jerry was a good friend.  I miss him. (Jerry Bullock)

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02/13/15 01:20 AM #1    

Ted Blanchard

And it was great fun watching and cheering for that team.  Both you guys were great players.

04/28/15 09:57 AM #2    

Craig Russell

Jerrold Thomas Green: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT) - Thursday, August 21, 2014

Deceased Name: Jerrold Thomas Green

Salt Lake City UT United States


Jerrold Thomas Green April 16, 1947~August 18, 2014 Jerrold T. "Jerry" Green, a Utah architect who demonstrated modesty, courage, determination, generosity and good humor every day of his life, died at home August 18. He was 67. A graduate of the University of Utah School of Architecture, Jerry was known as an purist of building design, a trait reflected in the art moderne home he remodeled and loved. He designed school facilities in southern Idaho for Richardson & Richardson, church facilities for Sharp & Pinegar, and student service facilities at the University of Utah. While with Max Smith & Associates, he designed energy-efficient mountain homes as well as housing for low-income and disabled Utahns. Steel and glass were his favorite, but he could work wonders with rock and wood as well. Jerry made a substantial difference in the lives of others despite living many years with multiple sclerosis He served on Salt Lake City's Accessibility Council and was co-chair of Utah Transit Authority's Committee on Accessible Transportation. He also coordinated activities and did fundraising for the University of Utah Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic. He participated in many activities with the National Ability Center in Park City, where he took hippo-therapy and skied. Jerry's tough but gentle patience and tenacity helped him raise his daughter Erin mostly on his own earlier in life and to remain independent and active despite his later disability. A private person, he rarely asked for help. "He was my hero, my inspiration," Erin said. "When I was growing up, he would tell me to remember who I was and what I stood for." He was sentimental and had a quirky sense of humor, a gem. The standing joke among members of his annual Lake Powell crew was that he brought a different date each year ... until finally finding one to come again, Barbara. Jerry was born in Salt Lake City April 16, 1947 to Harold W. "Bill" and Marjorie Powers Green. He was a football linebacker and wrestling champion at Olympus High School and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He married Vickie Bonner September 6, 1973 in Elko, NV.; divorced. He married Barbara Smith Thayne February 28, 1996 on St. Thomas Island. Jerry is survived by his wife; daughter Erin and son-in-law Jeremy Elliott and their twin sons Brenen and Dillon; stepdaughter Alisyn (John) Wallace and their four children, including best buddy Andrew Thayne; Aunt Eileen Juenger, all Salt Lake City; and brother Dennis W. (Diane), Temecula, CA. A celebration of Jerry's life will be held on Saturday, August 23rd from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, where complimentary valet parking will be provided on the north side of the building. Graveside service to follow at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

07/27/17 10:18 AM #3    

Craig D. Emery

Jerry was thebest player on the team our junior year. I remember the game against Davis when Jerry played a perfect game and after in the shower said he wished the game would start. He had taken a hit on the first play and had a concussion and did not remember the game. He was a good friend

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