Donald Harold Gay

July 31, 1934April 9, 2019

Donald "Don" Harold Gay, 84, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in Red Bluff, CA, He was born July 31, 1934 to Arthur and Hazel (Dalgetty) Gay in Carbon, IA. On October 26, 1957 he married Carolyn Lenhardt in Reno, Nevada. Don was a Navy veteran and owned Precision Sheet Metal Products, Precision Metal Finishing and Precision Classics in the Gilroy area for over 30 years. Don enjoyed cutting horses, cattle, classic cars, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; his daughter, Teri Reynolds of Lake Almanor, CA; 2 grandchildren, Summer Hansen of Lake Steven, WA and Matthew Robison of Rancho Cordova, CA; 4 great granddaughters, Heather, Lillianne and Violet of Lake Stevens, WA and Adelaide of Rancho Cordova, CA; 2 brothers, Clayton Gay and Ron Gay of Villisca, IA. As well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, a son, Donald Curtis; 2 sisters, Verlea Carpenter of Creston, IA and Ruth Gay of Villisca, IA.

A time of gathering will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019. A visitation form 9:30am to 11:15am at Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers, 816 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, CA. Followed by a graveside service at 11:30am at the Oak Hill Cemetery, 600 Cemetery Lane, Red Bluff, CA. Online condolences can be left at Don had a great respect for our Veterans and First Responders. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a donation be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation at, If you choose to send flowers, please deliver to Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers located at 816 Walnut street, Red Bluff, CA.


27 April


9:30 am - 11:15 am

Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers

816 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, California

27 April

Graveside Service

11:30 am

Oak Hill Cemetery

600 Cemetery Lane
Red Bluff, California


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Carol Arquette

April 21, 2019

May the Lord's love surround Carolyn and the entire family. I cherish the memories we share.

Donna Gay

April 11, 2019

Brian has always thought the world of uncle Don and Aunt Carolyn, He will truly be missed by our family in Iowa. Thank you Terri for keeping in touch the last few weeks. All our Love Brian,Donna,Dana and Brooke.