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Nancy Laurence: Jay Bauer’s best work

Nancy Laurence

On March 27, my husband and I attended the memorial service for Jay Bauer at the Silverthorne Pavilion. It was a large gathering with many long-time locals.

As I sat and listened to numerous people speak about Jay, I wished that I was better at public speaking. Several people told stories: some funny, some touching, and many detailing Jay’s accomplishments.

I wish I had had the courage to step up and talk about what I consider to be Jay’s greatest accomplishment: raising two wonderful young men.

In 1978 Jay and Lynn married and blended two separate families into one, which included Jay’s son Jeff (then 13) and Lynn’s son Rick (then 10).

Jay was a caring and supportive dad who followed the boys’ interests and (due to all his fundraising efforts for those sports and activities) became known as “Mr. Master of Ceremonies.”

So Jay, beside all the other glowing accounts you received, I’d like to give you what I believe is the greatest compliment a man can receive – congratulations on a “job” very well done in helping raise two of the nicest young men I have ever met! You will be missed.

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