Jay M. Argyle
1924 ~ 2013
To Jay, life was a shared experience that he lived every day to maximum capacity. His parents, Joseph Madison and Hannah Laverne Barney Argyle, brought him into this world on March 10, 1924 in Lakeshore, Utah. A cerebral hemorrhage peacefully ended his life on March 3, 2013, a week shy of his 89th birthday.
Missing him dearly are his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Shippee Argyle, daughters Karen (Roger) Christensen, Kaysville, Ann Argyle, Farmington and son Val (Julie), Layton, along with seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Jay found solace in nature, loved good food, traveling anywhere, carving wood, boats and fishing, Strawberry Reservoir, gardening (bets on tomatoes), playing games, but most of all his family. He was a one of a kind character with a smile that lit up the room. We will miss his fantastic stories and his loving generous spirit.
He chose to donate his body to the University of Utah Body Donor Program and was proud when doctors told him he was amazing for his age. He was grateful for modern medicine and often said "one of these days I might have to grow old".
A celebration of his life will be planned for a later date.
"If we could only afford to live the way we do."