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Geraldine Ruth Sellers Barlow

11/24/1934 - 12/12/2019

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Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother reached through the veil and passed through this life surrounded by her family at the age of 85, in So. Jordan, Utah from the effects of dementia. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah the daughter of Gladmer Blake Sellers and Gladys Martha Davis Sellers. ‘Jerry’ married her high school sweetheart, James Olson Barlow when she was 15 and Jim was 17 on June 10, 1950 in Evanston, Wyoming. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in 1968. Together they were a wonderful team and at the time of Jim’s passing had celebrated 66 years of marriage.

They were blessed with 7 children: James Glade (Lana) Barlow, Gary Chris (Mic) Barlow, Joyce Ann (Clayne) Robinson, Jennifer (Kel) Faddis, Jacqueline (Cleve) Smith, Jason Robert (Tara) Barlow, and Justin S (Mandy) Barlow.

Jerry always loved children and her family and children were her main focus. Jerry and Jim were happy in the many places they lived; Utah, Montana, Washington, Florida and California.

Jerry was an avid reader, and golfer. She even had 2 holes in one to her credit. She loved golfing at Hidden Valley Country Club in the summers and spent 19 winters in Palm Desert, California. She was a member of a golf team for many years. She was a terrific bowler as well. She made many quilts and was a wonderful cook. Everyone loved her famous orange rolls and her pies. Her grandchildren will always cherish the one-on-one time she had with them on their birthdays.

She also enjoyed fishing in Alaska with her sweetheart and together they traveled to many places across the world.

Jerry was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had a valiant testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She served faithfully in many callings, including Relief Society President (twice), & Primary President. She also served in the Jordan River Temple Baptistry.

She was kindhearted, tender, nonjudgmental and generous. She shared her testimony of Christ in word and deed. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her!

She is survived by her 7 children, 31 grandchildren, 37 great- grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and her only sister, Jacqueline Spjute.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 at the Northridge Ward, 11196 South Wasatch Blvd. Sandy, Utah. Visitations will be held Friday evening, Dec 20, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) Sandy, Utah and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens.

Many thanks to the staff at the Sheridan Memory Care, for the love and kindness they showed Jerry the last year of her life and to her Encompass Health Hospice team.

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  • Rest in peace Grandma Jerry! You had a way of making people feel special and a part of the family even when they were not blood related!! Something that will be missed and treasured always. May you spread your wings and fly with the Angel’s. You certainly earned them! I will love you from afar.


    — Inga Fisher
  • We love Jerry and Jim and spent many good times in their homes especially in Palm Desert. We played golf in the day and Pinochle in the evening. The men were the best card players, but they lost to the wives most of the time!

    Jerry and Jim were our best of friends, very giving, very congenial, and such fun to be with. We miss them alot and we are thankful for the many good times together and the great memories we will cherish forever.

    We offer our sincere sympathy for your great loss, but we know that Jim and Jerry are together again in a better place.
    Love to all the family, Joy and Ralph Cullimore

    — Joy Cullimore
  • I’m sad I won’t be able to make it to the services on Saturday. I loved Jerry! She was one of my favorites at the Sheridan. I’m happy that she is reunited with her husband and feeling better in body and mind. Sending my prayers!

    — Mallory Hopkins

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