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Gerald “Jerry” Dale Hearn

10/08/1929 - 04/12/2013

Gerald (Jerry) Dale Hearn, 83, died April 12, 2013. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family members. He was born October 8, 1929 in Prescott, AZ. He graduated from University of Utah and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a pilot for United Airlines and, in 1972, was the captain of United Flight 855 that was hijacked. He loved to sing and do community theatre. He was a member of the Mesa 30th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served many years in the Mesa LDS Temple. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; four children: Michael Hearn of Los Alamitos, CA; David (Wendy) Hearn of Los Alamitos, CA; Amy (David) Gotzinger of Mesa; Joshua (Heidi) Hearn of Mesa; 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; sister, Linda (Ed) Patterson of Maricopa; brother, Larry (Kristy) Hearn of Yuba City, CA; sister-in-law, Darlene Hearn of Palm Desert, CA. He was preceded in death by his son Darrell Hearn; brother, Eugene Hearn; and daughter-in-law, Karen Hearn. Visitation: Sunday 6-8 p.m., Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. Service: Monday, 11 a.m., Mesa East Stake Center, 2228 E. Brown Rd., with visitation one hour prior. Burial will take place at Mesa Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the BYU Hawaii Scholarship Fund at www.give.byuj.edu/inhonor.


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