Gerold (Jerry) Phillip LeBeau, age eighty-three, passed away on April 10th, 2019.
He was born on August 22, 1935, in Roosevelt, Utah. Jerry was the youngest of eight children. He and his siblings were raised on a dairy and cattle ranch, where Jerry learned to love working with his hands. He built a career as an engineer in the rubber manufacturing industry, working with various rubber compounds and their applications in machinery. Jerry continually invented ways to improve his workspace and innovate within the industry. Even after he stopped working full time, Jerry never stopped finding ways to keep himself busy - any dull moment was a moment of opportunity in Jerry’s eyes.
Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family and serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was active in his church, where he held a range of callings throughout his lifetime, but served the past thirty-one years as a Patriarch. Jerry always taught the people around him about love and the importance of family. Anyone who knew him would tell you that he welcomed everyone freely and with open arms into his home and heart. His sweet but stubborn demeanor, old country sayings, and endless wisdom will be missed greatly by his family and community.
Jerry was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Searle LeBeau, and son, Luke LeBeau. He was survived by his wife, Lucile DeYoung LeBeau; his five daughters and their spouses: Sue and Bob Quaid, Marie and David Isaac, Marci and Jack Hilton, Alice and Jim Braun, and Michelle and Brad Markham; his four sons and respective spouses: Phillip and Patti LeBeau, John and Lucia LeBeau, Jase LeBeau, and Dominick LeBeau; his brother, Ted LeBeau; and forty-eight grandchildren, fifty-seven great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements will be held on Saturday, April 20th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 12951 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, Arizona 85381. The viewing service will start at 9 a.m. and funeral service will begin at 10 a.m.