Jay H. Bouton, 91, died at home in Colorado Springs on Saturday, July 27, surrounded by his family. He was a retired school teacher, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born in Fort Collins on June 16, 1922, and married his long-time childhood friend, Doris M. Swedborg, in Aurora, CO, on June 14, 1949. He retired as a schoolteacher in Colorado Springs in 1979. He served six years in the United States Navy at the end of World War II, on ships in the Pacific Theater. He was always known as a kind and generous man, and had many, many friends and neighbors that he held close to his heart for decades. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris, his sons Clark (Pam) Bouton of Grand Junction, and Jay H (Peggy Koskie) Bouton IV of Fort Collins; daughter Annie (Rob) Foster of Colorado Springs; sisters Aureli (Rene) Bouton Blanc of Bonita, CA, and Rena Bouton Stoner of Austin, TX; sister-in-law Frances Bouton of Boulder; granddaughter Lauren Bouton (Zach Mixon) of Colorado Springs; grandson Jay H (Brittnay) Bouton V of Denver, CO; great-granddaughter Scarlet Mixon of Colorado Springs; special extended family Jessie (Larry) Kurrle of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay H. Bouton II and Rena Bouton; parents-in-law Arvid Theodore (Ted) and Marjorie Swedborg; brother Garrett Bouton; sister Janice Bouton Peyton and brother-in-law Robert Peyton. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Friday, August 2, at the First Presbyterian Church at 219 E. Bijou Street in Colorado Springs. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Deacons' Fund at the First Presbyterian Church, or the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
Published in The Canon City Daily Record on July 31, 2013