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Jason Armstrong Hailey


1925 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Jason Armstrong Hailey Obituary
March 4, 1925 - July 6, 2016 Born in St. Petersburg, FL. The son of the late Jason Ault Hailey and Angela Lloyd Armstrong. Jason enlisted in the Navy at 17 and was a Photographer's 2nd Mate. Studied art and photography at the University of Florida, USC, Chouinard Institute and graduated from Art Center College of Design where he later served on the faculty. He combined a unique career in advertising and fine art photography. His artworks are included in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Dallas Museum of Art, International Hall of Fame and others. His true delight was sailing his sloop ARGO with his wife, Gretalee, (they were married aboard) family and friends, and cruising to Mexico and Catalina. He was one of the early members of the California Yacht Club where Jason and Gretalee made life long friends through sailing and club activities. One could see him on weekends varnishing, cleaning, polishing and keeping ARGO beautiful. He loved spending the summers as a gentleman farmer at "Belleview" in Franklin, N.C. He is survived by his adoring wife, stepchildren (whom he loved as his own) Thomas Olsen, Susan Olsen, and Carolee Mariani, and granddaughter, Brittnay, the light of his life; his cousins Joan Armstrong, Ann Baker and their families; his niece, Angela Beller and nephew, Robert Hailey (Mildred) and their families. Jason was predeceased by his brother Robert Hailey and Dorothy Wilson. Jason's family will always remember with gratitude the loving care and kindness of his caregivers: Marife, Viola, Ivan, and Ora. Following cremation, his last sail will be his burial at sea and a memorial will be at a future time. Gifts may be made in his memory to: - http://www.lls.org or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - http://www.nationalmssociety.org
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 8 to July 10, 2016
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