Jerald DeGraw

Profile Updated: December 9, 2014
Residing In: West Jordan, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Sandra Hardy DeGrawski
Occupation: Auto, RV, ATV, Boat Dealer
Children: Clay, Shanna, Cory & Dallin
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A very helpful counselor at SOUTH somehow managed to get me a scholarship at UTC ( as it was called back then ). Graduated in Computer Sciences and served as President of Sigma Gamma Chi. I very happily served a Mission to Bloody Aust..., er, I mean , that quaint but VERY interesting land called Australia - settled by convicts ( they sure knew where to send me ! ). Had a few tough times, but mostly GREAT times - too many to mention. Returned to UTC and graduated in Electronics. Won the Gold Medal in the Skills Olympics for Radio and TV Repair ( to get even with the TV that shocked me and threw me across the room ! ). Started a business in TV repair and sales, which allowed us to buy a home ( Oh, did I mention "Marriage" in there somewhere? - didn't mean to minimize that which took place in the Salt Lake Temple ! ). Oh, and Grandkids - all 6.5 of them are FANTASTIC ! ( can't they figure out a way to let us have grandkids BEFORE KIds - just to mellow us out first). Back to the home - no, probably didn't qualify for it because of big-buck-income, QUITE the opposite ( Not Daddy Warbucks - more like Daddy PoorBucks ) - probably had more to do with Uncle Bank- President ! Continued to be self-destroyed, I mean self- employed until I accepted a position in the Phone Industry to try and break down the Monopoly of Mountain Bell, which we did. Took a little time off to have 4 WONDERFUL kids ( all girls, except 3 ) and then took up Self employment again in the Real Estate business. Made a fortune, but then lost a fortune and a half - which puts us BEHIND where we started, Dumb and Broke. We now own a couple of car/RV/ATV/Boat dealership which has been fun and very interesting, to say the least! [NOW WE ARE EVEN DUMBER AND BROKER]!!! Yes, not even remotely as successful as my South High Band Buddy, Tony ( yes, Toyota is STILL at the top of the list, despite the recent recalls ) and Mark Miller ( Is he THE Mark Miller, as in Subaru etc. ?). By golly ( it's been so long since anyone has used that word, I'm not sure how to spell it - even with the excellent education gleaned at South ). LOVE living in the Salt Lake Area ( with Lake Powell as our 2nd Home ). Also enjoying being a part of Homeland Security. Loved being Trek-Master at Martin's Cove and helped design it from the very beginning. I just noticed this section is for 'comments', not Life History - thus, I will end. Keep Smilin' ! Any questions ?
Just Added: I don't know who came up with this idea, but MUCHAS GRACIAS, It's GREAT ! I may never sell another Motorhome again - I'm having WAY too much fun on this site viewing profiles and sending mindless comments ( they may be mindless, but VERY heartfelt ! ). Hope more Cubs sign up !

School Story:

I was ( and probably still am, mostly ) a big Dork while attending this great institution. Yes, there were some pretty neat memories, but, as in life generally, The More We Get Involved, especially service-wise, the more we will enjoy and have great memories. I feel I didn't live up to this philosophy. It's been really neat running in to, occasionally, other South High graduates ( Hey, Tom Post, Richard Whiting, Linda Staker, Dave Smith, Curt Shelton, Sue McGhie, Joe Kingston, Jim Kilgore, Tony Divino, Christine Coleman, Ray Alt, Doug Haaga, etc. etc.) One, who I really didn't know that well, at the time , turned out to be a very good friend - and one that helped very much with the good times in real estate ( Lon, do you remember going back and forth on all those REPC's ? ) and in personal life ( Do you also remember almost drowning at Deer Creek ? ). As mentioned, his name is Lon Scow. Many other great friendships were renewed or formed here : DEBBIE L., Kerri O., Dennis P., Ray A., Vickie H., Delores J., Michael L., Sherry L.,..... AH OH, Having listed over 150 names and realizing I was just getting started and would soon use up my 8,000 character allotment, I , sadly, return to the beginning. Suffice it to say, I have just spent hours going thru' those priceless yearbooks and remember with much fondness and love, many, many of you - some I have known even since Kindergarten - I think of many of you all the time and hope to see you at some future re-union ( here or there ). This includes many of the adult teachers and staff. Keep Smilin' ! Jerry P.S. I just noticed that there is a provision for any of you to leave a comment - PLEASE DO ! I would LOVE to hear from you !!

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A GREAT read ! I love Chin Wah and hate needles, also ????

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Grampa....I said.....not too close to the edge ! ( hand gesture intended )
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM
What's he smilin' about ? I just went potty and my Mom forgot the diapers !
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Time to upgrade...outgrown the playpen again !
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM
O.K., Jerry, enough is enough.....this is like being invited to your neighbor's home-movie night !
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Whoops, almost forgot the most important members of the family. Should I stay or should I go? ( sounds like a song ). Mick, as in Dundee
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Cid - The Terrorist !
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Oh, I'd give anything to be back home - all this just to see what a Bulldog with lipstick looks like !