Carl Jay Obituary

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Carl D. Jay

May 7, 1933 - November 19, 2011
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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...
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.

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"I miss you Carl..... Paddy" Patricia Jay (Bellflower, CA)

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