Jack E Layel

June 20, 1936August 20, 2021

Jack E. Layel, passed away August 20, 2021, at his home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was born June 20, 1936, in Longmont, Colorado, to parents Jesse and Beulah Mae Layel.

Jack was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado, until moving to Lake Havasu City in 1999. He graduated from Longmont High School in 1953. He married his wife, Marilyn, November 14th, 1958, and they enjoyed 58 wonderful years of marriage together. Jack was the Owner and Operator of Layel Trucking from 1956 to 1983 until his retirement.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Elks Lodge, Eagles, Buick club of America, Anglers United and the Harley Owners group. Jack would meet the guys at the Eagles for Lunch on Wednesday, Saturday Breakfast with friends at Sam’s Place, and Sunday breakfast with friends at the VFW.

He also enjoyed spending time at the Lake Havasu Senior Center volunteering. Jack was a longtime driver and volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He will be missed by all whose day he made brighter volunteering for an organization he loved.

Jack is survived by his son, Jeffrey E. Layel (Yunqiu Layel) of Cement, OK; daughter Jo Lynne Gardner (Tom Gardner) of Lake Havasu City, AZ; and granddaughter Kaitlynn S. Gardner of Herriman, UT.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn J. Layel; and his parents, Jesse and Beulah Mae Layel.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lake Havasu City Senior Center Meals on Wheels program.

The family is planning a Celebration of Life in late October, early November.

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Jack E Layel

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Gary L. Hennigh

September 15, 2021

I so regret the passing of Jack. We both grew up in Longmont and attended Longmont High School together graduating in the class of 1954. The last time I saw Jack in person was at our 50th class reunion.
After that we began communicating be email. I found that he had become good friends with my Dad, who worked at Cheaper Charlie's auto parts. The two of them had a fondness for cars and I'm sure shared their knowledge of antique cars.
I always looked forward to Jack's emails. We shared similar views on politics and humor. Everyday I knew I could count on Jack for news or humor.
Recently he asked me if I knew how many from our class has passed away. I made a list for him of those I knew. I am sorry to know he is one of them now. I will and do definitely miss him.