Posted 2 years ago

By Post Staff

Created by DPE, Copyright IRIS 20091965 Chadron State College graduate Jerry Tallmon loved to sing and he loved his years in the Chadron State College music program.

Talmon has left $14,463 from his life insurance as a gift to CSC. The gift will be used for music scholarships for CSC students.

Tallmon, who died last year, was a member of the CSC Eaglaires vocal performing group.

Jerry, a native of Mitchell, was hired to teach vocal and instrumental music at Crawford beginning in the second semester of his senior year at CSC. He once led his marching band by the door of their home to the delight of their first daughter, Brenda.

In 1967, he and his wife Barbara moved to Kimball where Jerry taught vocal music in the high school.

From the fall of 1970 through the spring of 1972 the Tallmons lived in Grand Island where Jerry taught vocal music at Grand Island Senior High.

In the summer of 1972 he entered the jewelry business with his father and brother but he kept singing and teaching others to sing by serving as a music clinician at various schools.

Jerry helped charter the Sugar Valley Singers Barbershop Chorus located in the Scottsbluff/Gering area.  He served as the original director for many years.  He also sang baritone for several different barbershop quartets.