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Jerry McLall
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 27, 1942
  • Date of passing: Nov 11, 2016
Let the memory of Jerry be with us forever!

This memorial website was created in memory of Jerry McLall, 74, who sadly lost his battle with cancer on November 11, 2016. We will remember him in our hearts forever.

Jerry dearly loved his family and friends and has enriched the lives of so many. He will live in our hearts and our memories as a kind soul who was caring, compassionate and considerate to all who were fortunate to be part of his life. He loved hiking and exploring, simply the outdoors - the mountains, the desert, trees, flowers, and streams. This quote says a lot: 
       "Every trail I walk invigorates me.  I walk to feel alive."  
         
Jerry McLall (6/15/15)

His love of the outdoors and his beautiful dog, Apricot, has been inspriational and contagious. In 2013, he organized a DogFriends meet-up group that has grown to over 200 members and has logged over 360 hikes. In his own words, "Our goal is to make it easier and more fun to do the things that go with giving a dog a "forever home". People and dogs of all ages and activity levels are welcome to join and participate in our different types of outdoor activities."  In his memory, the group will continue to hike-on. Apricot has moved to a loving home and has settled in nicely.   

Jerry lived for many years in the Salt Lake City area and after retiring, moved to southwest Utah where he spent his final years. 
 
Some of us knew Jerry for only a short time and others for much of his life. Jerry's memory will be with us forever through sharrig of memories, stories, and photos as we reflect on how Jerry touched our lives. And in the words of Helen Keller, 
                  “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. 
                          All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”  
   

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jane Gilmore-Manson on 22nd February 2017

"As i am sitting here playing around on the computer i was thinking of my dad. Still thinking he is around. I never got that phone call on my birthday and i don't know what i will do when his birthday comes. I really miss him even though we lived miles apart. We weren't as close as we should have been. Even though i was adopted years ago he will always be my only dad. the only one i have known. I wasn't able to talk to him on the phone before he passed but i know he's not suffering anymore. I hope he is up there watching over all of us. I feel that his love for animals passed to me because we now have way too many. I have not talked to robin since then but i know she hasn't forgotten us. If anyone has anything to share with me i would greatly appreciate it.  I love you dad !!"

This tribute was added by Casey-Blue Cherry on 7th December 2016

"I'm so sorry for the loss of dear Mr.McLall. I wasn't granted the pleasure of meeting him personally, but when I saw his obituary and saw when he died, it touched me personally. He passed away on my younger sister's birth day. I honestly do want to give you all my deepest and most sincere condolences. Death is one of (if not the) hardest thing that people can go through. But we aren't the only ones hurt by death. Our loving Father in Heaven is also deeply hurt when we die. It was never his intention for us to grow old, get sick, and die. He wants us to live forever on a paradise Earth, and promises us that he will take away sickness, old age and eve death from us at Revelation 21:4 and John 5:28, 29. I truly hope that these words bring you comfort and peace that you may need in times like these."

This tribute was added by Linda Hull on 19th November 2016

"So sorry to hear of this loss.  He was a good work friend and was an awesome person.  He had a great sense of humor and I am sad.  Prayer go out to the family."

This tribute was added by Glenn Mesa on 18th November 2016

"The Last I heard from Jerry was in an email. I intended to go visit him again but sadly did not make it in time because of my personal illness. I love and miss you Jerry."

This tribute was added by Lavis Gualino on 16th November 2016

"i met Jerry in 2013 when he contacted me knowing i wanted to hike with my dogs and it was not allowed in the hiking groups. Big sister Apricot and little Nellie became best friends from first time and so did we. We enjoyed so much our dog hikes that Jerry decided to create Dogsfriendsinstg. I remember Jerry getting in touch with the  Denver and San Diego groups to set up  the meetup the best way possible: it was a success!!!!
Now i am so sad, every hike reminds me you Jerry and the wonderful time we spent together....we spoke often about reincarnation...i hope to meet you again"

This tribute was added by LeAnn Sawyer on 16th November 2016

"My deepest sympathy to Jerry's family and friends.  I only knew Jerry a short time, but truly enjoyed the hikes we were able to go on with him, Apricot and the group.  Even though I was a little anxious about my new dog being around other dogs, Jerry assured me it would be fine and welcomed us both.  I am sincerely thankful for Jerry giving Charlie and I that opportunity, and was so blessed to know Jerry if only for a short time.  Your free spirit is truly a blessing to all that knew you."

This tribute was added by Shirley Smith on 15th November 2016

"Deepest Sympathies to all who knew Jerry.  I met him when my husband, Bruce and dog Saphira moved to Utah in Dec 2013.  He introduced us to this amazing place because of the hiking with dogs group.  Oh yes, and I lost about 30 pounds quickly because  I hiked with Jerry that first year.  We continue to hike with the group and know he will be with us in spirit on every hike as he was this past year during his health battles.  Jerry--keep hiking in heaven so you can show us around there, too!  Love you Man and will miss you!!!  Hugs from Saphira, too--if we can get her to take time away from hunting lizards!"

This tribute was added by L M on 15th November 2016

"My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jerry McLall.The death of a loved one can be very painful and weight heavily on our hearts ,loosing such a kind and beautiful person whose legacy have paved the way for so many tells of his love.(John 5:28,29)says "Do not be amazed at this,for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tomb will here his voice and come out " May you all continue to hold the precious memories of your dearly beloved Jerry close to your hearts and know that he is in gods memory and very soon we will see the ones we loss in death again."

This tribute was added by Gwyn Purvis on 15th November 2016

"It was a pleasure meeting Jerry and watching him enjoy the outdoors with his friends and dog family. What a nice man who will be remembered and missed by many. Thank you Jerry for your warm and welcoming presence. Sending heartfelt condolences to your family and friends."

This tribute was added by Olivia Pittman on 14th November 2016

"GOD BLESS YOU AD APRICOT TOO!!"

This tribute was added by Olivia Pittman on 14th November 2016

"I did not know Jerry well, nor did he know me well, but he was there when I broke my ankle. He had a tarp to carry me out! He was there when I awoke after surgery. He gave me a set of knee crutches to use. This was at the end of March. I always thought I would have time to thank him! God forgive me for not getting to him sooner! God bless you Jerry! Thank you for being the gift that God blessed us all with, by enriching our lives for having you in you it!
                                  Olivia"

This tribute was added by Sam Cohen on 14th November 2016

"My wife and I used to play Mexican Train with Jerry , a dominoes game. It became a habit for about a year or so and we also tried to get out and hike as much as possible. He was very quiet and soft-spoken. We enjoyed our conversations about the game,hikes and life in general.He loved his animals was was so concerned about their welfare. He'll be missed , but his spirit remains with us always."

This tribute was added by Sherry Collisi on 14th November 2016

"Jerry I had only met you once and that was up in Pine Valley on the new trail that the forest dept. had made. You were weak, but you were there and I had a bum knee. We sat and had a nice talk.  You are in Doggy Heaven and I will see you again, happily we will be wagging our tails.  Peace with all who miss you."

This tribute was added by Sue Giatras on 14th November 2016

"I am so sad to hear this.  Jerry was the kindest man I have ever known.  He was truly a dear friend.   He helped me in so many ways in my security job and was always willing to help someone in need. My deepest sympathy goes out to Robin and their sweet family. Peace be with you."

This tribute was added by Phyllis Terrana on 14th November 2016

"I'm shocked and saddened by the loss of this kind and generous person I only knew a short time, but he was an exceptional human being!"


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