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.
Meeting ID: 988 0233 3052