Jerald E Hoskins

March 4, 1943 ~ October 13, 2020

Our loving husband, father, and grandfather, Jerald E. Hoskins (77), passed away on October 13, 2020 peacefully at home following a 6-year battle with cancer.

Jerry was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 4, to Edith and Elvoid Hoskins. He served a mission in Hong Kong for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon returning from his mission, he joined the Air Force and served his country for 4 years. While still in the military and stationed overseas, he sent a letter proposing marriage to his long-time friend and neighbor, Jacqueline Green. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple after his release and her graduation from university. They were blessed with 4 daughters.

Jerry spent many years serving in bishoprics, stake high councils, stake and ward missions – which were some of his greatest joys, as well as serving with his lovely wife for many years in the Salt Lake City and Jordan River Temples. After 50 years, Jerry returned, with his wife, to Hong Kong to serve in the Hong Kong Temple, where he amazed fellow temple workers and the locals with his fluency in Cantonese.

Throughout his life he showed much compassion and charity, not only in his profession as a credit manager, but also as a servant of the Lord. He touched many lives through his invitations to “come and see, come and help, and come and stay.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith and Elvoid. He is survived by his loving wife, Jacque, their 4 daughters, Kerstina (Kenny), Kathy (Mike), Karen (Cavett), and Kaylynn (Joe), along with 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and his brothers Kent and Gordon (Brenda).

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and surviving family health concerns, the service will be by invitation only. For those not attending in person, a Zoom link has been provided below. Thank you for your love and support.

Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 988 0233 3052


What a blessing to have come into your lives in Hong Kong. Friendships made to last forever. Jerry was always lovable and had such a great sense of humor. Between the two of you we always had a smile on our faces. He influenced our lives for good and was always strong in his testimony of our Savior. He is now in His loving arms. He has left an imprint on our lives. Love and prayers for Jackie and family.

- Paul & Mar Jean Lewis
Dear Jackie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I love your family and am grateful for the blessings I received for knowing you. I want you to know you are in my prayers.

- LaNae Weaver
Sister Hoskins, My sister who is a secretary for Larkin recognized your Valley Vu street addr & let me know you lost Jerry. I’m so sorry. I LOVED reading about the wonderful life you two have had & hope the service will go just exactly how you want to remember & cherish. Lots of Love & Prayers, William & Cindy Jones

- Cindy E Jones
Jacquie, and family, so sorry to hear about the passing of sweet Jerry, we sure loved him, great neighbor and friend, may the love of family, friends neighbors, and church family be of comfort for you all at this time of grief, FAMILIES ARE TOGETHER FOREVER, until you meet again, Love you all

- Pam Anderson Thomson
You have had a great week. My sister called it choreographed. You had your daughters home. You have had moments to spend one-on-one. Jerald will be missed. As I watched the pictures, I marveled at the amazing opportunities you and your Sweetheart have had and the wonderful posterity that you have. You have so many friends and neighbors that surround you.

- Judy Reep
We have been so blessed to have you and Jerry in our ward. You are both a hugh example to our family. Jerry will truly be missed. Sorry we could not make it to the funeral but both of us were diagnosed with covid in are still in lock down. May God be with you and family an Jerry, until we meet again.

- Dan and Sue Turley
Jackie,and family I am so sorry to hear about Jerry's passing, I have enjoyed the past few years helping you out and getting to know you and Jerry. He was a great neighbor to my mom. ,Carol Anderson May you find comfort in loved ones until you meet again Syndie Hudson

- Syndie Hudson
Sorry to learn this. A great faithful brother in the gospel.

- Jeff and Diane McKenzie
He was such a good example of a Latter-Day Saint. I remember his enthusiasm for finding the one. Several people are active now because he became a friend to them when they needed one. I sang in the choir with him and his hymn of choice was always, "How Great Thou Art." Whenever I hear that song It reminds me of our good friend Jerry. So sorry to hear of his passing. Much love and prayers to Jackie and the girls. Sincerely, Pat Larsen

- Patricia Larsen