Barry Jett (1935 - 2014)

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Barry Morgan Jett
November 10, 1935 - July 20, 2014

Barry was an amazing man. He lived an extremely full & productive life. In addition to his numerous accomplishments (listed below) he was also a great father, husband & loyal friend. He was delightfully irreverent, witty, charming, kind & possessed a wonderful sense of humor.
Barry is survived by his sister: Claire "Sister" Holmes, his daughter, Aimee Jett, his son Dallas Jett, his Sister in Law, Vicki Van Dallas, his Son in Law, Doug Schirle & his nephew Jeff Earle.
Student Body President, San Jose State Univ. 1959
Prison Budget Analyst, Calif. Dept. of Corrections
Chairman of the Board, Oakdale Irrigation District
Director Emeritus, Calif. State Stanislaus
GM of P.E. Van Pelt Inc.
Founder & President, First American Securities
Founder, Oak Valley Community Bank  
Accomplished Real Estate Developer: Built the Ramada Inn in Oakdale
Stockbroker, Bateman, Eichler, Hill & Richards
Member of:
Oakdale Sportmen's Club Newman Gun Club Oakdale Masonic Lodge Oakdale Rotary Club Oakdale Shriners Club
Oakdale Golf & Country Club
E Clampus Vitus
Veteran of the Korean Conflict   Hobbies included:
Fishing, hunting, flying, gardening, patron of the arts & traveling. He was a long time resident of Oakdale & spent the last years of his life living contentedly in Sonoma's wine country.
In the immortal words of Rick Ardis "Barry was the last of the Oakdale "Bluebloods". He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Barry's life will be held with friends & family Saturday 7/26/2014.
Donations can be made in Barry's honor to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Published in the Modesto Bee on July 25, 2014
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