Gerald Strong Briggs

June 25, 1935 - February 12, 2018
Service Date:
Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:00 PM
Service Location:
Starks Funeral Parlor

Gerald (Jerry) Strong Briggs, 82 passed away on February 12, 2018 at his home in Holladay, Utah.  Born June 25, 1935 in Elko, Nevada, he was the son of Dale and Afton Briggs.  He attended North Sevier High School in Salina, Utah where he excelled in student government, music and drama.  He then graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Pharmacy.  He married the love of his life, Frances Arlene Nation on January 29, 1959.  They lived in Salina where they owned and operated Salina Drug Co. They shared 30 years of marriage together.

He contributed to and/or volunteered at various local aid organizations, enjoyed playing the piano, theater productions, music and cinema.  He continued to further his education throughout his life learning Spanish and continuously reading.  Gerald had a great wit and sense of humor.

He is survived by his daughter Jane Briggs; son Paul (Stacy) Briggs; grandsons Cody (Angie) Searle, Dillon Briggs, Dallas Briggs and Logan Briggs; great grandsons Wesley and Brendan Searle; siblings Melvin Briggs (Claudia), Elaine Rose (Mike) and Sharon Schneider (Siegfried) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his wife, Frances.

There will be an open house on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 S. 900 E., Salt Lake City, where family and friends can gather to remember Gerald. 

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