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September 20, 2013
A friend contacted me to let me know of the passing of one of the best men that I ever had the great fortune of knowing. I was out of the State and could not attend, but his loss, your loss, the community's loss, has never been far from my mind.

I look back with fond memory of the 3 years that this wonderful man helped to shape my life and gave me some of the greatest memories and experiences that I have ever known.

He had faith in me and at that time in my life, it meant so very much.

To say that he was influential would be an understatement of enormous magnitude.

Bright Blessings always, the stage will always have room for you.

Charmain Fletcher
Class of 1987

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August 15, 2012
I learned about this far too late -- six months after the passing of Jay Dean Jones. I hope it isn't too late for me to add my words of tribute and thanks. Jay Dean was a drama teacher who truly emphasized teaching as much as drama. I think I learned more from watching him direct plays than from performing in them myself. He knew how to get results without being at all "dramatic" about it, and this applied to his relationships with his students as well as to his work as a director. I have spent much of my adult life in theaters, not as a practitioner of the art but as a theater critic and reporter. Jay Dean's kindling of those interests in me was so masterful that I have yet to burn out, 44 years after I graduated from Westwood. Most weeks, even now, I see at least five or six shows a week and write about many of them. I'm so sorry that it took me so long to find out about this, but perhaps it's fitting that I'm remembering him six months later, in the heat of August, because it demonstrates that he will not soon be forgotten.
April 2, 2012
Jay Dean was a wonderful drama teacher. He was kind, creative, thoughtful, supportive, and empathetic. Of all the teachers I've had over the years - from high school through ASU, Jay Dean is the one that stands out. He changed my life in significant ways. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. He honestly lives on in the hearts of so many of his former students.
March 15, 2012
Jay Dean: You certainly changed MY life. I will never forget you. Ever.
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