Jerry Gyllenskog

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Jerry Michael Gyllenskog, 52, of Mountain Home died peacefully at home in the arms of his wife after a battle with cancer.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 7, from 4-7 p.m. at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 8, at 1 p.m. at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. A reception will follow at the LDS Church.

Jerry lived in multiple places throughout his life and had visited almost every state, his family noted.

Jerry graduated in 1974 from Mountain Home High School.

He was an Eagle Scout. He worked for Mountain Home Ford Company and moved on to be a painter. He worked at RSCI for 12 years where he had to retire due to his illness. "He was very faithful to his job," his family said.

"Jerry's favorite thing in life was to spend time with his children, family and friends, take vacations camping and fishing were always a blast," the family added.

"Jerry was a very devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to all he knew. Everybody would smile when Jerry was around. He lit up any room when he came in."

Jerry is survived by: his wife, Misty; his three children, daughter Kaelee, son Jaedan, and son Griffy; his mother, Marilyn Adams; his father, Jerry R. Gyllenskog; his grandmother, Lucille Gyllenskog; his brother, Rick, and his wife, Christina Adams; his brother, Steve, and his wife, Heidi Adams; his sister, Sherida, and her husband, Mike Tooley; his sister in-law, Taunya, and her husband, Bill Rowell; his brother in-law, Todd, and his wife, Anne Kusler; seven nephews, four nieces, one grandniece and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by stepfathers Dale Adams and Wayne Beboer, and his brother, David Adams.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Jerry Gyllenskog Fund at the Mountain Home branch of Washington Mutual Bank.