Obituary: Gilbert Jay |

Obituary: Gilbert Jay

Staff reports

Memorial services for Gilbert Jay, an 11-year resident of Gardnerville, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Carson Valley Methodist Church.

Mr. Jay died May 26, 2002 at home. He was 79.

He was born June 4, 1922, in Boulder, Colo., to Gilbert Edwin and Emily Mae Gooding Jay.

Mr. Jay worked as an insurance salesman until he retired in 1984. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942-1946 and again from 1950 to 1952.

He was a Methodist.

He was preceded in death by a brother Dewey, a sister Betty Hecker and friend Thelma Simmons.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Karen and David Wells of Menomonee Falls, Wis., daughter Kathy Allison of Milwaukee, Wis.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.