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Jerry Louis "Teddy" Garner

Jerry Louis “Teddy” Garner Rock Springs- Jerry Louis “Teddy” Garner, 60, of Rock Springs died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 after a sudden illness. He was born December 24, 1954 in Evanston, Wyoming, the son of Ernest Garner and Norine Birch Garner. He attended schools in Evanston and graduated from the Evanston High School. He married Kelly Thomas March 22, 1980 in Evanston. They were later divorced. He had been employed for Questar for 33 years/ His interests were spending time with his grandchildren, riding Harley’s, hunting, fishing, reading, and getting tattoos. Survivors include his daughters Jacki DeWitt and husband Jeremy of Rock Springs, Jessilyn Potter of Rock Springs; mother Norine Garner of Evanston; brother John Garner and wife Linda of Rock Springs; grandchildren Saylor DeWitt, Scotlyn DeWitt, Brooklyn Potter and Jade Potter; one niece and two nephews; friend Jenny Gilson and her sons Austyn Gilson and Anthony Archuleta all of Price Utah. He was preceded in death by his father Ernest Garner. Cremation has taken place at Fox Crematory, Rock Springs. A celebration of Life will be held 12:00-3:00 pm Saturday, May 16,2015 at the Freight Station, 603 S. Main St., Rock Springs.

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We were both shocked and saddened to hear about Jerry passing. I knew Jerry my whole life. I can remember him jumping on the trampoline at the old out door pool in Evanston when we were just kids. He always had this goofy hat on. After high school I moved back to Evanston and became great friends with him and his girlfriend, then wife Kelly. We continued our friendship when we all moved over to Rock Springs. Spent many a fine camping trip up at Willow Lake. Never forget the raft! He was a great guy with an even better sense of humor. Loved that laugh! Our deepest condolences to his family and friends!

Debra and Michael Tamosauskas May 22 2015 12:00 AM

I met Teddy whilew working on the Questar Overthrust Pipeline. His sense of humor and patience saved many tense moments from being catastrophies. I will always from fond memories of him. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Patricia Hamilton May 20 2015 12:00 AM

So surprised and saddened to see this obituary. I knew Jerry in high school. Played football with him when he was the center. I remember being on the field with him in Kemmerer the day his shoulder popped out of joint. He was one tough nut! But my overriding memory of Jerry Garner is that sense of humor. Always great to be around him. I don't think I've seen Jerry since high school, in the mid 70's, but my sympathy and condolences go out to all his family members! May he rest in Peace.

Buck Condie May 14 2015 12:00 AM

Our condolences to your family! He was a wonderful man, and will be truly missed! Charlie

Charlie Haszier May 14 2015 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace Teddy

Kelly Ellis Family May 13 2015 12:00 AM

My condolences to Jerry's family. I got to know Jerry many years ago when we were both involved in girl's softball. He was a wonderful father and great coach. My heart aches for his family and friends Sincerely, Carlene and Dave Barber

Carlene Barber May 13 2015 12:00 AM

he was a very good friend and a very special co-worker he will be missed a lot.

allen kelly May 13 2015 12:00 AM

We are saddened to hear of your loss. Worked with Teddy on several occasions and enjoyed his company and humor. Was fun to be around. Will be deeply missed by all.

Michael & Cindy Brown May 13 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry's family. I grew up with Jerry and always enjoyed his friendship and sense of humor.

Brian Perkins Family May 13 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for everyone's loss! Jerry (Ted) was always fun to be with his sense of humor and friendship will be missed emensily! Our condolences go out to all of his family and friends!

Roger Jones Family May 10 2015 12:00 AM