Jay Wilson, 86, passed away July 4, 2012. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Kris Wilson; children, Sharon (Hal) Hartman of Pueblo, Steve (Linda) Wilson of Pueblo and Cindy (Chris) Palmer of Pueblo West; siblings, Maxine Schowalter, Wendell (Anne) Wilson, Mahlon (Becky) Wilson and Eleanor (Darryl) Harrison; ten grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many close friends. Preceded in death by parents, Claude and LaVina Wilson; and siblings, Verne Lee Wilson, Martha Snelling, Mary Clowe and Willa Dean Whitmore. Jay was born in Pueblo on Sept. 19, 1925. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Jay served in the US Navy during WWII and retired from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway Ave., with Pastor Mark Hecht officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team. Memorials may be made to Light and Life Free Methodist Church, 2602 Second Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Seve, Linda and family,
    We know how close you were to your father and were deeply sadden to hear of your loss.
    We are truly sorry and our prayers are with you.
    God Bless,
    Your dancing friends,
    Fil & Linda

  2. I have many happy memories of time spent with Uncle Jay at his home in Pueblo, Colorado and on our farm in Michigan. Those times together included lots of laughter, fun and family. Of course his award-winning green chili was always on the menu! I will never forget his booming voice, his smiling eyes and his easy laugh. I always expected him to tease me and he never let me down. His hugs were strong and sincere–they meant so much!
    I know how important home and family were to Uncle Jay. I am glad to know that he is now in his heavenly home with Jesus.

  3. I am Sadly Taken to here of Jay’s Passing. I have great memory’s of when I was a young boy and Dating Cindy, Jay’s Daughter. I would go visit her and He would find me a Job, cutting weed’s or mowing. He taught me,that nothing is free, lol..He was a great person to look up after, and to this day, I used one of his skill’s he taught me to tighten up my wooden floor, when you hear sqeeks..He was a great Father, and Family Man, He will be remembered and Missed. To all the Family, I want to say how sorry I am. Gary St. Clair

  4. I have such wonderful memories of my childhood trips to Uncle Jay and Aunt Kris’s home near Pueblo. It was a special treat for us Michigan farm kids to enjoy a poolside family reunion with the Colorado relatives. Uncle Jay was a great host and there was always a lot of laughter and fun! We also enjoyed it when Uncle Jay and Aunt Kris made their fall color tours to Michigan to visit us. We are grateful his time of suffering is now past and he is experiencing the joy of his salvation. I look forward to seeing him again and being enveloped in one of his welcoming bear hugs. Love to all the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Wouldn’t you know, July 4th, what a celebration he must be having in heaven! What a wonderful sense of humor with a twinkly in his eye, that’s Uncle Jay. Maker of Green Chili, Yum! We’re so thankful he shared his recipe with us. Aunt Kris, Sharon, Steve, and Cindy, love and hugs, Strength to each of you! May the LORD Comfort you and give you Peace.

  6. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Jay’s life journey may be over here on earth, but it is just begining with our loving heavenly father. The pain in our hearts will bear a heavy burden for awhile but knowing he is in the arms of our precious LORD brings such hope and joy for the rest of those left behind. Words cannot express the deep pain and sorrow you are going through right now, but knowing Jay is no longer in pain, no longer suffering, and is in complete serenity with GOD can bring such comfort. I just wanted you to know that I am praying that God will surround all of you with his peace, grace, mercy, and love. My his light forever shine in your hearts. I love all of you. You are like family to me, and nothing will ever change that.

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