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Gerald Dick

 

 

 

 

Gerald was born September 22, 1939 in Rexburg, Idaho to Calvin and Viola (Hanks) Dick. He graduated from Madison High school in 1958. He Graduated from Ricks College in 1960. Gerald received multiple degrees from Brigham Young University, a masters in organ performance and a masters in library science. He married Judith Jacob on February 17, 1964 in Provo, Utah.

 

Gerald worked at Wicks Organ Company in Highland, Illinois; BYU Hawaii (Church College of Hawaii) in Laie, Hawaii; and then at BYU Library in Provo for 33 years. After his retirement from BYU he pursued his passion of building harps, forming the HR Harps company. The instruments he designed and built are beyond compare. Gerald also taught countless organ and piano students. He was the organist at St Mary’s church in Provo for many years. He restored a wood and adobe house in Moroni, Utah. He played in a bagpipe band, rode with the scooter club Brigham’s Bees at The Scooter Lounge, worked at Govinda’s Restaurant, and was involved with the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. He was a lifelong student of the world’s cultures and religious traditions.

 

Gerald is survived by his five children: Mary Jones of Dunbar, PA, Cathleen Walker (Dale Blackburn) of Redmond, WA, Elisabeth (Scott) Williams of Orem, Alan Dick (Susan Henrie) of Las Vegas, NV, and Caroline Gilmore of Provo. He has twelve adored grandchildren. Gerald is the brother of Roger Dick of Cypress, TX and David Dickson of Idaho Falls, ID.

 

A celebration of his life will take place at the Historic Utah County Courthouse at 51 S University Avenue in Provo, Utah on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11am. Please RSVP to cathleendwalker@hotmail.com if you will be attending. Gerald requested an Indian food buffet following the program.  

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