OBIT- John Jerry Hickam

John Jerrold (Jerry) Hickam, age 77, passed away November 2, 2017 

John Jerrold (Jerry) Hickam, 77, passed away peacefully November 2, 2017, at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.

He was born Jan. 1, 1940, in Salt Lake City, to John and Nettie Belnap Hickam. Jerry married Betty Jean Johnston on Feb. 24, 1962, divorced and later re-married. On Nov. 22, 2002, he married Ronda Cozad in Clawson, Utah.

Jerry was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He honorably served his country in the US Navy. He was a long haul truck driver for most of his career. Jerry loved the outdoors and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.

Survivors include his loving wife, Ronda Hickam, Ferron, Utah; son, John Hickam, Dover, Maine; daughters, Cindy Nash, Loni (Kevin) Miller, both of Riverton; sister, Julie (Tim) Carli, Salt Lake City; brother-in-law, Emerson Boyd, Mesquite, Nevada; granddaughter, Danica McGuire, grandson, Justin (Lori) Orton; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty; and sister, Connie Boyd.

Funeral service, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, 1 p.m., Ferron Stake Center, 555 South 400 West, where the family will receive friends beginning at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Ferron City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Jerry online at

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