Charles G. Jay

October 22, 1925 ~ December 3, 2019 (age 94)


Charles Jay peacefully journeyed to be with His Savior on December 3, 2019 while in residence at Columbine Manor. Charles was born October 22, 1925 to Arthur and Helen Jay in Salida, Colorado. Charles is survived by His wife Eleanor Joanna Jay , Son Charles David  (Katherine) Jay of Loveland Colorado, Daughter Sandra (Butch) Pierce of Lyman, Wyoming, Son Richard (Ava) Jay of  Pueblo, Colorado, and Daughter Helen Brasselero of Buena Vista, Colorado. He was preceded in death by brother Joseph and (Alice) Jay and son-in-law, Ernie Brasselero.  Chuck and Jo are very proud of their 10 Grand Kids and 10 Great Grand Kids.

Chuck served in the Navy during World War Two and saw action in the Pacific Theater. His ship was sunk off the coast of Japan and he set foot on Iwo Jima.  After the War, Chuck married  Eleanor Martin  (Joanna) in Salida.  He and Joanna raised 4 kids and he was employed at Safeway, Boys Market on F. Street, Tuttles Trading Post which he later owned and operated in the 1970 and 1980’s, and the US Forest Service. Chuck was proud to be on an Honor Flight to D.C. for  World War Two Vets in Honor of their service.

Chuck was loved by many in Salida with a quick wit of Joking to all around him and always had his House open to all who dared enter in. Chuck and Joanna attended Temple Baptist Church from late 1960 to present and served as Deacon, and Sunday School Teacher, and was Grandpa to all kids around Salida. His name is imprinted on the Drug Store Wall on F. St. for Veterans. Chuck enjoyed Hunting, fishing, camping, and was an accomplished gunsmith.

Memorial service will be at a later date.

Charles G. Jay is a true Salida Icon and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

May He rest in this peaceful Journey. 

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