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Vernon (Jay) Schell


1958 - 2016 Obituary Condolences

Jay Schell of Alamogordo was born Sept. 25, 1958, in Rapid City, South Dakota and went to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2016. He was 57 years old. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Tilly Schell of Alamogordo; brothers, Freddie and Junior of Albuquerque; and former wife, Dana Salazar-Schell.

He is survived by his brother Kevin Schell; former wife, Sarah Schell; sons, Mathew (Gina) Schell and Joshua (Annya) Schell and five grandchildren.

Jay graduated from Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque and joined the army after graduation. Upon leaving the U.S. Army he became a career automotive/body repairman. He later became an Ordained Pastor and served as pastor at New Life Tabernacle in Belin and Tularosa Christian Church in Tularosa. All throughout his life he enjoyed cars and people. Jay also enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially with his sons.

We will all miss his joyful personality.

Service will be held at Cottonwood Christian Fellowship on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at 11 a.m.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 24 to Feb. 23, 2016
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