Jerome Leroy Mahrt, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, returned to his Heavenly Father at 1:07 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Jerome was born to Hermann and Kathleen Mahrt on December 20, 1937. He grew up on a farm close to Colon, Nebraska. He attended Utah State University, where he met and fell in love with Patricia Gardner. Jerome and Patricia married on December 28, 1960, in the LDS temple in Logan, Utah. They faced life's challenges together and raised three children: Randall, Jennifer, and Gregory. Jerome earned a PhD in veterinary parasitology at the University of Illinois. He worked for 27 years in the Zoology department of the University of Alberta as a professor. Jerome cherished his family and loved telling stories. He served faithfully in the Church and was a good neighbor. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and woodturner. He will be missed by those who survive him: his children, Randall (Melissa), Jennifer (Derek), and Gregory (Ladawn); his 12 grandchildren; his brothers- and sisters-in-law, Norma, Leonard, Dee, Donald (Kathy), Betty (George), Cynthia (Steve), Alice (Gene), and Mary Jane (Joseph); and the other family and friends he is leaving behind. A viewing will be held Friday, March 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the LDS ward house located at 8834 Duck Ridge Way, West Jordan, Utah, and funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Interment at Logan City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.memorialutah.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Perpetual Education Fund, a program he believed in and supported in life.