I had the distinct pleasure of regularly welcoming Dorothy into our salon to get her hair done. She was so lovely, and such a pleasure to talk to. I was heartbroken to hear of her passing. Rest in peace, dear Dorothy. Rest in love.
On behalf of the past presidents of the Granite Association of Educational Office Professionals (formerly GAES), I want to express our sympathy to Dorothy's family. Dorothy was president of our association in 1980-81. Those of us who served after her appreciated the professional example she set for us. She truly did impact the lives of many staff and students in Granite District.
Our lives were touched in so many ways because of the Jerman family. We don't realize just how special our mother and father are as we are growing up. Dorothy led by example what kindness and love were all about. Our family has wonderful memories of card games, socials, 4-H, recipes, and visits. We were blessed to have Dorothy in our lives.
Your Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother was such an example to me! Her whole life was one of serving others and in spite of her age or health restrictions she pressed forward continually and made wonderful kindnesses happen. She was a special woman and has left a beautiful legacy to your family. My condolences to you!
First , thank you for all the WONDERFUL family photos . !! Dorothy was and always will be in a class of her own ! She set the bar very high in her sweet , humble , courageous way . I know for a fact there are many who aspire to grow up to be like her 😊. She adored her Harvey , cherished her family , and there was NO doubt that she loved her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I have been so so blessed by Dorothy’s friendship and example. Just in the 15 years mike and I have lived in Utah I marvel at your precious wife’s, sister, mom , Granny , and great grannies tireless service to so many !! . Nomatter what she was going through , she kept going ! What joy her humongous family brought her , and she knew all the Birthdays . I love the story of how she stayed In Utah when her family moved , so she could be with her best friend , Harvey . How she loved her most recent calling of Compassionate service leader... which she served for many years !!! I will miss truly miss Dorothy’s friendship , her warm smile , and mostly her sincere caring heart 💙
Dear Harvey and family, Dorothy and Harv lived on Deer Hollow down the street from us when we moved in 32 years ago. I soon got to know Dorothy when she accepted the call to be my visiting teacher companion. I soon discovered that I was the third route she had taken. I love her and loved being her companion. We had great conversations about doctrine, parenting, and relationships. It is difficult to find the words to express how very much I needed her wisdom and friendship. We were both converts to the church and shared our stories. As time went on I realized how very much love and caring she gave not only to her family, but to the ward family and many countless others. Even when one of our sisters who had cancer had to move far away, she continued to help her and take her groceries. She served in every capacity of service. She exuded a calm and sincere faith in the gospel and our Savior. Her perseverance and energy were amazing. I know she was experiencing physical pain but she never complained. She will leave a void, for sure. I am thankful that we know the loving place she has returned to with our Heavenly Father.❤️
Dear Harv, and the rest of the Jerman Family, Of all the blessings I've received in my life, living next door to Dorothy and Harvey stands out as one of the greatest. I was nurtured by their kindness, and spent many a dinnertime visit, shared the shoveling in the winter, and was guided by their example of devotion to family, love for each other, and sincerity in their faith. Know that the two of you are loved,the memory of Dorothy will remain in my heart, and we will all meet again in a better place.
Dear Nancy and Jerman Family, Please know how much you are in my heart and prayers at this time. What wonderful memories I have of first meeting Nancy while visiting my friend, Susan Buhler, in Liberty Park, when I was very young. The Jerman family moved into our school area during fifth grade, I think, and a few years later, my family moved just down the street and around the corner. Our association continued into college with you, Nancy. You have been in my thoughts much over the past few months, as I "stay home" and "shelter in place." Family history has brought back memories of many friends, and your family is among them. Please know you are in my prayers. I always loved being in the home, and your Mother and Dad were so gracious, always. With love, Sylvia
Dearest Aunt Dorothy, As reflected in all the messages here, you have touched and strengthened many lives with your amazing heart for others! We are forever grateful for your unwavering love, dedication to your family, joy in serving others, perseverance, and fun spirit that you so freely shared. What a lover of many you have been! We will always treasure our childhood memories, and as Grant said, how special it felt to be in your home while celebrating Christmas, birthdays, weddings, new babies, anniversaries, skiing, or summer vacations! I can remember many fun adventures in your kitchen- one summer making fruit leather and one of us kids didn't get the blender lid on all the way tight. Sure enough, we hit the button and apricot fruit puree exploded all over and onto the ceiling. Somehow that was just an exciting detour and we finished up the delicious fruit leather! Or the many New Year's Eve parties playing board games, Nerts, banging pots and pans, always sharing fun times. For you, enjoying each other and making each of us feel understood and special was your gift. We also value the memories of watching you face challenges and teaching us by example to hold on to our faith and run the good race. You did it!! You did it with sweetheart Harvey by your side and we are greatly blessed to have learned from you both. So we will remember what Roger shared at your service, that while your time has come to leave us physically, your beautiful spirit will always be part of our lives. We will hold you close in our hearts and lean on your extraordinary legacy until we see you again! We love you! Gail and Jack
What a woman and legacy!!! We have loved Dorothy and Harvey for many years and being neighbors! I ❤️ loved sharing the same birthday as Dorothy! She will truly be missed.
Two wonderful people we feel fortunate to have known. Dorothy was such an example of giving and service to whoever came her way. I was able to serve as the Relief Society President while she was compassionate service leader. She fulfilled this calling to the utmost. She was there no matter what with flowers, a card, phone call, organizing meals of which she was always one contributing. She begged to never be released because this was who she was! Steve and I were blessed to be her and Harvey's home teachers for many years. We were always so welcomed in their home and they loved the message and visiting we did. They endured so much health wise but endured it with positive feelings and gratitude for each other and life itself. We were thrilled to still stay connected when they left our ward and see their smiling faces. They were examples to us and Dorothy will be dearly missed
Dorothy is my dear aunt. I think I am the luckiest nephew to have her as my aunt and if my father, Dave Nesheim, were still here he would say she was the best sister ever. It’s hard knowing I won’t see her again but I will always remember her radiant smile, energetic, and caring spirit and that will give me a warm glow inside. That was how she always made me feel. Visiting my cousins in Utah is always special, feels like a second family. I remember a long time ago when I was a little boy, very little, the kids were searching for Easter eggs around her property and I was not very successful. She made sure I was not left out by helping me fill my Easter basket. Over the years we’ve visited them every few years and they were always the best years. I’m going to miss her so much. Every day I will think about and remember how special she is too me. Her passing was so sudden to me, not the right time for me. I don’t know what the Lord’s schedule is for her but while she was here, she was filling it up with love.
Dearest Harv & Family, Please know of my sincere condolences at the passing of your precious wife, mama, granny & a myriad of other loving titles of this elect woman! Truly, she is a most beloved woman!! She emulated the Love of our Father in Heaven and His Son, our Savior. She is an example of Devine womanhood, and served lifelong in the name of her Savior. She will be missed, yet never forgotten. She leaves a profound legacy, one which she may be pleased hold. I love you Dorothy!!! Til we truly meet again!! ❤️
Oh how much Dorothy will be missed! We only knew her a few short years, but her impact in our lives will be felt for many years to come. The very first week that we attended the Dimple Dell Park ward, Dorothy was one of the first people to greet us. She always sought us out with a hug and a smile each week. I remember the cute jeweled barrettes she wore in her immaculately styled hair and how she always beamed with genuine love for each person she greeted. She and Harv were so welcoming when we visited their home. Their children and grandchildren seemed to always be around and it was obvious how much love and respect was shared between them. Dorothy’s requested assignment on the compassionate service committee was organizing funeral luncheons. Her special touch and beautiful presentation made every family feel loved and comforted. I remember her once saying that she never wanted to be released from that calling because at 89 years young, she knew she’d never receive another. She said she didn’t want to be “put out to pasture,” but wanted to die in the service of the Lord. I found her comment to be quite remarkable and a true testament of her desire to serve faithfully and tirelessly until the end. What a great example she was! Her love of the gospel, for the Savior, and for her sweet husband Harv was evident in everything she did.
The second anyone in our ward here's the name Dorothy Jerman, they think of service. Dorothy served SO many people in the ward for so many years. She brought in meals when I had my children and she did so much more than that. I remember serving alongside her at a funeral as she tutored me in organizing a funeral luncheon. She worked so hard. She was the first to arrive and the last to leave. Her energy and spirit were so inspirational and her impact continues to be felt. We love you, Dorothy!
My tears are flowing for a special friend. Dorothy always had a kind word and smile for everyone. She did many things for a great many people. I will never forget her kindness, generosity and gentle soul. I will miss our monthly lunches together. Love you!😚
I am touched by the many sweet entries, evidence of the glorious life Dorothy lived. Her music created joy and gladness in so many; her melodies were moving. She knew who she was and whose she was, and this gave her sweet purpose. That purpose motivated her, and made a significant difference in the lives of all who knew her. Thank you Dorothy for your beautiful symphony of kindness, compassion, and love!
Dorothy you were always such a great example of kindness and love. I spent many of my hours as a young boy in your home you made it such a pleasant place to be, I have so many wonderful childhood memories at Jerman's home, thank you for all the kindness,encouragement and understanding you sent my way, it has never been forgotten.
I served in Michigan with Sister and Elder Jerman. They were another pair of grandparents to everyone in the mission, whether serving or not. I will miss her smile and her beautiful kindness. She truly was a special lady and she will be missed.
There are not words that can adequately express the love, goodness and lifting influence that we have all experienced from Dorothy and Harv. A hug from Dorothy always made you feel special and appreciated. Their love for each other is a shining light that leads to eternal joy. May we never forget how to love and serve others as Dorothy so well exemplified. We love you Dorothy and Harv.