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Alberto Jerry Noriega passed away May 7,2019. He was born on April 17, 1950, to William Noriega and Bertha Martinez in Del Norte, Colorado. He joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and served honorably throughout the Vietnam conflict. He served an LDS mission in La Paz, Bolivia. When he returned home, he attended college at BYU Hawaii, where he met, married and started his eternal honeymoon with his companion, Mei-Mei Lin in the Laie Hawaii Temple. He completed his education at Weber State College where he earned Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and History.
Through his work in Social Work and as a Vocational Counselor, he assisted and inspired many to make their dreams a reality. He loved visiting with his former students and hearing about the improvements they had made in their lives.
Jerry had a strong testimony of the Lord and was grateful for his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He showed his love of people by serving them through his church callings and in his daily life. Some of his favorite experiences included being a Stake Missionary with close friends, Lloyd King and Norman Pope, and working on genealogy/indexing to connect families.
He loved traveling with his wife and family, visited numerous historical sites throughout the U.S., as well as visiting his in-laws in Taiwan. Wherever Jerry visited, regardless of any language barriers, he always had a way of making every person he met feel special and brought much laughter.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Mei-Mei; children Kenneth Yuan, Dulcinea (Christoper) Hanson, Miranda (Russell) Burnett; grandchildren Avery, Owen, Alex, Micaela, Travis and Gage; his sister Barbara; his nieces Rosie (Onofre) Candelas and Seeta Dixon; many beloved great nieces and nephews; as well as his aunts, Nora & Edwina, and many family members in the U.S. and Taiwan whom he deeply loved.
He was preceded in death by many beloved family and friends. We are sure he is with them, looking over us; smiling & laughing.
Special Thanks to Envision Hospice, VA hospital doctors and nurses, and the staff/residents at the George E. Whalen Ogden VA home for the care and love for Jerry & his family during his final days.
Immediate Family will greet the public on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., followed by the Memorial Service, which will be held at 11:00 a.m. at 720 Nancy Dr., South Ogden, UT 84403.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the George E. Whalen Ogden Veterans Home, Huntsman Cancer Institute or any preferred charity.