Jerry R Udy

Jul. 22, 1938 - Apr. 19, 2024

Date of Service: May 3, 2024

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MALTA – Jerry R Udy, our dear father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, returned home to his Heavenly Father and sweetheart on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the age of 85, surrounded by loved ones.

He was born July 22, 1938, in Malta, Idaho, to Rex Udy and Lillie Genevieve Rose Udy. During his childhood years he lived in Elba, Idaho, Malta, Idaho, and Fairbanks, Alaska. He loved his years in Malta and Elba where he learned to work hard and enjoyed playing as well, but most of all he loved the people and the many friendships he made there. He attended Malta Elementary, then attended 3 years of high school in Alaska, and returned to Malta for his senior year where he graduated from Raft River High. Spending some of his formative years in Alaska made it a special place to him for the rest of his life.

Jerry married Delma Rae Wight, the love of his life and his high school sweetheart, on August 4, 1958, in the Salt Lake Temple. They enjoyed 63 wonderful years together until Delma’s passing in 2022. Jerry and Delma grew up in Malta and lived there most of their lives close to family and friends. He worked at Raft River Electric for 35-plus years before retiring. In 2010 they relocated to Meridian, Idaho, and enjoyed the friendships they made there. The last 13 years of his life he fought a courageous fight as he dealt with Parkinson’s Disease.

Jerry and Delma were blessed with four children, Jerry, Wendy, Dan, and Christy. His family meant everything to him. Jerry loved spending time with family and serving others. He worked hard to provide for his family. He also loved hunting, fishing, and sports. One of his favorite things to do was to ride his horse, Nellie. His love for horses lasted his whole life. He spent a lot of time watching and supporting his children and grandchildren in sports and any other events they participated in. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren brought a lot of joy to his life. They could always bring a smile to his face. He held many positions of service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He said that his testimony grew the most while serving as bishop in Malta. Jerry and Delma served in the Twin Falls and Boise temples, an experience that they both cherished. The last two years Jerry has faithfully attended the Boise Temple, thanks to his friends that took him.

Jerry is survived by two daughters and two sons, Jerry Lynn (Annie) Udy of Katy, Texas, Wendy (Mark) Ingersoll of Meridian, Idaho, Dan (Brenda) Udy of Potlatch, Idaho, and Christy (Wade) Ward of Preston, Idaho; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and his sister, Ranae Oman of Nampa, Idaho.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Delma; his parents, Rex and Genevieve; daughter-in-law, Vicki Udy; grandson, Zachary Ingersoll; and brother-in-law, Gus Oman.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Elba, with Bishop Austin Udy officiating. Burial will follow at Valley Vu Cemetery in Malta.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, located at 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday, preceding the funeral service, at the church.

The family would like to thank Touchmark Assisted Living and all of those there that served and cared for our dad.

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From Rick Neff:
If not for my Sister Neff I serving a mission here at Cove Fort, we would have paid our respect to Jerry. I thought much of him.
From Penny Bankhead:
I have many great memories of being in your home! What great people! I love your family and I feel privileged to have had you all as friends!
From Penny Bankhead:
I have many great memories of being in your home. What great people. I love your family and I feel privileged to have had you all as friends.
From Darrell & Kim Stout:
We will always have great family memories of Jerry & Delma. We are so sorry for your loss.
From Sherrie Erickson:
Thinking of you and your family. Had many good times working with Jerry and Delma.
From Kirt and Janet Yates:
I loved Jerry and Delma, they were gentle Giants.
From Julene Cottle:
Please accept my condolences. Jerry and Delma were our very dear friends. May God bless you
From Doug, Tammy ,Trevor, Makenzie:
What a great man, thinking of all of you.
From Leon Paskett:
Jerry and Delmar were such a great example to us growing up as kids. May their spirit be with you in your hearts and many good memories.

From Bonna Anderson:
I was just wondering how Jerry was doing. I always considered Jerry a cousin. We were related and as kids we spent a lot of time together. So sorry for your loss but happy for him to be able to return to Delma and his loved ones.
From Barbara Andersen:
So very sorry for the loss of your dad. I loved working with Jerry at Raft River Electric. Sincere condolence's to your family.
From Ron and Susan Holtman:
What special memories we have of Jerry and his family. Ron and Jerry played basketball, roped steers and worked with him at Raft River Electric and were very good friends. We will miss him.
From Terri Huntsman:
So sorry for your loss, but happy for their reunion. Your parents were always so kind.
From Linda Sevy:
Wendy and family, we are sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Prayers, Jim and Linda Sevy
From Phyllis Holtman Wilson:
So sorry. Your dad and mom were always together, both so soft spoken and kind. I can't talk of one without the other. Just keep the memories close for comfort and closeness of love in your heart.
From Pat and Shana Taylor Cahoon:
Prayers for the Wight and Udy family. They were the cutest couple. I would love to be at dances and see those two cut a rug with that age of couples like Clark and Vaudis who were my dream couples. Love those families. Our love to their families.
From Kurt Hintze:
So sorry for your loss. I remember the last time I visited with both Jerry and Delma how kind and warm they were and how nice it was to hear news of their family.
From Les Paskett:
Jerry Udy helped many boys become men. Thank you Jerry.
From Kathy Larson Chick:
Condolences to all the family. My father, Ed Larson, stepson to John Ottley, grew up in the Elba area and probably knew Jerry. Dad passed away in 2023. I hope they are having a reunion.. Love to you all.
From Marcile Edwards:
Jerry was a friendly and kind man who always had time for a visit. I am happy for he and Delma to be together again.

From Lorraine Wallace:
We had a lot of good times with your dad. Such a great smile! I’m sure he’s smiling big to be with your mother again. I know you will miss him until that time when you’re with him again.
From Kaye Carson:
He was a kind and good man. I have great memories of him and his family.
From Rhonda Chatterly:
So sorry for your loss! What a great man! I'm sure there is a lovely reunion going on with him and your mother. Sending love and prayers your way.
From Melba Neddo VanWey :
So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for family.
From Trudy Tracy :
So sorry that I have lost one of my very dear good friends. I will miss both Jerry and Delma.
From Sharon Hutchison:
Thinking of you with sincere sympathy and fond memories of your loved one.

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