Former Juneau resident Jay Wallace Easley, 46, died July 19, 2005, in Cathlamet, Wash.
He was born June 4, 1959 in Baton Rouge, La. He moved to Juneau in 1985 where he met the love of his life, Maria Moody, and they were married July 4, 1989, at the Adlersheim Lodge. While in Juneau, he worked for Food Services of America, UPS, and with the construction crew that built the current location of the Red Dog Saloon. He was also instrumental in starting Printing Trade Company with his longtime friend, Charlie Jones. In 1993 he and his wife moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he worked for a Jeep dealership as a Chrysler Master and ASE Certified Technician.
His family wrote, "Jay is best remembered for his love of nature, his Louisianan accent, his good cooking, his infectious laugh, and his big heart. He lived life to the fullest, and loved his family and friends with all his heart. He will be greatly missed."
He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Ann Mestayer, and paternal grandparents Jay and Susie Bailey, to whom he was very close.
He is survived by his wife, Maria, and 9-year-old son, Clayton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Karl and Lisa Moody, all of Cathlamet, Wash; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Phil and Donna Moody, of Rosburg, Wash.; and many friends from Georgia to Alaska.
A service was held July 23 at the Dowling Funeral Home Chapel in Cathlamet, Wash.
In memory of Jay Easley, donations can be made to the Clayton Easley College Fund at the Bank of America at P.O. Box 127, Cathlamet, WA 98612, to the attention of Branch Manager Valerie Windsor.