John Jerome Lay

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John Jerome Lay (Jerry) passed
away in his home in Buena
Vista, Colorado on November
16, 2018 at the age of 81. Jerry is
survived by his wife Patricia; his
son Jerry Lee, his wife Alison and their
children Jack & Cooper; his daughter
Tanya Lynn Cronberg, her husband
Gus and their daughter Brandy.
Jerry was born January 16, 1937 in
North Platte, Nebraska to parents
John and Mary Lay. The family moved
to Denver in 1940 and to Englewood
in 1942. Jerry attended Englewood
schools and graduated in 1955. He
enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in
1954 and was stationed at the Denver
Federal Center with the 155th
Gun Battalion. He received an
Honorable Medical Discharge
in 1955. Jerry returned to
Englewood, became a Master Colorado
Plumber and started the JJ Lay Plumbing
and Heating Company. He was
twice elected to the Englewood City
Council. Jerry retired in 1999 leaving
the company to his son Jerry Lee and
his "adopted son" Robert Parks. He
married Patricia Cole on September 22,
1999 and moved to the Salida / Buena
Vista, Colorado area.
Memorial Services were held on Friday,
November 23, 2018.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Nov. 29 to Dec. 28, 2018
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