In Memory

Guy Gertsch

Guy Gertsch

Funeral service for Guy will be at 11:00 AM, Dec 1, 2017 preceding viewing at 9:45 - 10:45 at LDS Chapel 1298 N 500 W, Centervill, Ut, graveside service Mountain View Cemetaqry, Pocatello, Idaho, at 3:30 PM same day. May he rest in peace. Guy Passed away from Multiple Systems Atrophy.

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12/02/17 11:01 AM #5    

Davis Katsilometes

May you rest in peace Guy.

12/02/17 11:02 AM #6    

Michael T. Hanson

One of our classmates which I admired.  I was the student assistant to the track team when Guy was breaking records in the 880.  I read an account in the newspaper where a runner in the Boston Marathon had finished the race though his leg broke while in the run, his leg muscles being so stong that they held the bones together.  Even before I read the name of he runner I knew it was Guy, he had such massive leg muscles.

12/03/17 11:14 AM #7    

Bob Harris (Harris)



Guy was born on July 4, 1943 and passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017. Guy was a resident of Utah at the time of passing. After attending West Point and serving in the United States Army, Guy enrolled at the University of Utah and graduated in 1971. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 this Friday morning, December 1, 2017, preceded by a viewing at 9:45 - 10:45, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1298 North 400 West, Centerville, Utah. "Sedentary recall is okay, I guess, especially if all doings are done and remembering is satisfying." -- Guy Gertsch Visitation at the Brookhurst Ward from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM on December 1, 2017. Friday December 1, 2017 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM Brookhurst Ward 1298 North 400 West Centerville, UT 84014 Friday December 1, 2017 11:00 AM Brookhurst Ward 1298 North 400 West Centerville, UT 84014 Visitation at the Brookhurst Ward from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM on December 1, 2017

12/03/17 07:11 PM #8    

Gordon Dixon


My sincere condolences to you and Guy's family. May the Lord bless you and give to comfort and assurance this time of year.
We love you
Gordon and Lisa Dixon

12/04/17 01:26 AM #9    

Gene Dressen

I believe it was in the early 2000's I saw Guy at the Cody Wyoming Museum.  I took the opportunity to renew an old aquaintance with him.  He really couldn't remember me until I mentioned that I had run high hurdles our senior year.  Then he remembered me. We spoke briefly, talking about "where we had been, and what we were doing".  He didn't say too much, but didn't want me to mention to anyone that I had talked with him.  I invited him to attend out class reunions.  He finally showed up.  After speaking to him there, I could tell that he was a bit uncomfortable, but was enjoying it.  I was happy to hear that Mary Nelle and he married.  Guy really impressed me with his way with words as he expressed himself on our web site.  Very articulate.  He was quite the Guy. 

To you Mary Nelle, may you be comforted in your time of loss.  May God bless you.

12/04/17 11:11 AM #10    

Glenn McMinn

I am on an LDS mission in Salt Lake City, so I was free and close and able to go to Guy's funeral.  It was a wonderful service.  We were able to get to know more about the bright complex person that Guy was.  His daughter Sabra gave the Life Sketch that was broad, incitefull and she is extremely articulate. (She has had a career in broadcasting and in production of AV stories--world wide.)  His son Zane also spoke and gave much more incite into Guy's life.  Also he spoke of his faith.   Mary Nelle is a beautiful, loving wife and seems to be dealing with the loss and able to move on.  It was wonderful to be there. 

(As a side note--I qualified for Boston the same year as Guy and his run for the ages--We went to Tahiti instead of Boston.  I now doubly regret that decision.)  

12/04/17 06:37 PM #11    

Kathleen Chandler (Parrish)

I loved Guy for loving my friend, Mary Nelle.  Thanks to all who have written to honor of this gentle man.  I think his memory will not "go silently into the night."  Kathleen Parrish

12/05/17 09:29 AM #12    

Mary Nelle Holman (Gertsch)

Classmates and Friends, its not often spouses find themselves in the same class website, but such as it has been. I have been privileged to spend just shy of the last four years married to Guy Gertsch. He was on the other side of dept vs sports dept. Nonetheless, the stars aligned, and we have crammed 55 years of living into 4 terrific years together. Guy was kind, considerate, loving, driven to succeed (including his 4th published book in Feb this year), much the same quirky person you knew in high school. His dear friends then have remained his dear friends forever. Your kind comments, dear classmates, have touched my heart greatly. His last few months pretty much ravaged his once beautiful body, but his mind stayed strong, and his love was constant. I miss him desparately...Mary Nelle Holman Gertsch...Class of '61

12/05/17 04:22 PM #13    

Roma Jenks (Hurley)

Mary Nelle, I was so glad you and Guy were able to make such a great connection.I wrote you a note on the Message Forum, not sure if you got it. I was so saddened to hear about Guy. I just had to smile a lot every time I would think about you two getting together.It was sort of like you were back in high school again when ou reunited. You really loved each other almost immediately. It didn't take you long to realize you were meant to be together. You are an awesome couple and I'm sure you will be together again. Thankfully we know this life is not the end. Mary, I hope we can get together again when Steve and I return to Pocatello, in March. I hope we can keep in touch. 

12/05/17 04:37 PM #14    

Michael Bigelow

I am also sad to learn of Guy's passing.  He was a great example to me in our high school days.  

Mike Bigelow


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