Carl D. Jay
May 7, 1933 – November 19, 2011
Carl Jay passed away on November 19, 2011 at the Veterans Hospital in Loma Linda, California following a long and difficult illness. He was born in Hollywood, CA and was raised in Riverside and Moreno Valley. Carl attended Riverside schools with the Poly High School graduating class of 1951. When Carl was 17, he joined the United States Navy and served honorably for 20 years. His time in the service included serving in the UDT (SEALS), on diesel and nuclear submarines and flying courier to almost every country in the world for the U.S. State Department. He spent 1 year in-country in Korea (during the Koren war) and 3 years in-country in Vietnam ( during the Vietnam war). He retired from the Navy in 1969 with a rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was awarded a bronze star for action in the Vietnam, escaped from a prison camp in Laos and received 4 purple heart honors. Following his service in the United States military, Carl worked for 6 years as a Veterans Service Officer at the Veterans Regional offices in Seattle, Houston and San Francisco, he also served 4 years at the Veterans Hospital in Menlo Park, CA and a brief period as the Agent Orange counselor at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda. Carl also worked as a purchasing officer at March Air Force base in the early 1980's and also owned and operated Jay's Appliance Repair Business. Carl's higher education included a Masters degree in Psychology and Sociology. In 1988 he married his beloved wife, Patricia and when she retired they moved from Southern California to Meadview, AZ. They lived in Meadview for 17 years where Carl was able to enjoy fishing on Lake Mead and working on remodeling and landscaping their home. He also enjoyed collecting rocks, playing poker and swinging a golf club. He was a very good poker player and golfer. Carl was preceded in death by his Mother, Clara Jay and his beloved Sister, Donna (Jay) Knoll. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children, Jacqueline Smith of Kent, Washington, Jeanette Ackerson of Cle Elum, Washington, Rodney Jay of Blackdiamond, Washington, his step-son, Ben Harnage of Bellflower, California and his step-daughter, Randi Chalmers of Cle Elum, Washington. He is also survived by his 5 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and by his 2 nieces, Micki Buren and Jodie Gordon and his nephew Steve Buren. Carl was a wonderful and loving man. He was a brave fighter who never gave up. We love him and he will be sorely missed! Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, Riverside, CA.
- Memorial Service Monday, December 5, 2011
Carl D. Jay
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May 4, 2013
I miss you Carl.....
January 16, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers to Paddy and family. What a fun special neighbor, who is missed so much. Bob and Lea
JOYCE AND BILL DODSON
January 6, 2012
THOUGH YOU CANNOT ALWAYS SEE THE BIRD SINGING, IF YOU LISTEN
WITH YOUR HEART, YOU CAN ALWAYS HEAR HIS SONG.
THOUGH THE ONES WE LOVE MAY LEAVE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT,
IN OUR MEMORY, THE LOVE WE KNEW WILL ALWAYS CARRY ON......
OH PADDY...HE WILL BE MISSED AND WE LOVE YOU SO......
JOYCE AND BILL
December 15, 2011
My Buddy, Carl....what to say? He was beyond colorful, off the charts! Always pumped me up, and emphasized the glory days ahead! It is Carl's world I choose to live in....one of eternal hope!! Gonna miss you, Big Guy!!
Mary "Williamson" Taber
December 5, 2011
My mischevious cousin, Carl was born 5 years and one week before I was. His mother was my beloved Aunt Clara, my father's sister. Until he went into the Navy, he loved finding ways to scare the heck out of me, and all of his life he enjoyed telling me as many "tall" tales as he thought I would believe, and many he knew darned well I wouldn't. We spent many hours together with family members playing pinochole, finding subjects to debate and finding ways to laugh at each other. I'm quite sure he's still somewhere plotting a new way to surprise me. Much love goes with him on this new journey.
December 4, 2011
Carl Jay is my Dad. I will miss him every day. He was my Hero and my Friend. J.J.
December 2, 2011
May you rest in peace Carl. I had the pleasure to meet Carl he was as stubborn as we was charismatic. I always enjoyed his stories he experienced a lot throughout his life.He enjoyed taking us out to dinner he liked to make people happy. He will be missed but he's in a better place.
-Sheila and Enrique
November 30, 2011
Carl, A vey special Man. He will be missed. Memories will go on forever.
Love for Carl and Paddi, Ken Lynch
November 30, 2011
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, friend.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
God bless you all.