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Obituary: Jay Spencer




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- A. Jay Spencer, age 94, passed away Oct. 3, 2004 due to complications incident to age.

He was born June 25, 1910 in Colonia Dublan, Mexico. His family left Mexico when he was two years old and after a time settled in Aurora, Utah. He graduated from North Sevier High School and married his sweetheart, Emma Pierce, Sept. 16, 1929, later solemnized in the Manti Temple June 28, 1945. They had five children: Betty Lou, LaRue, Donnell, JoAnn and Larry. He was a high priest in the LDS Church and had many callings in the church. He was also active in civic organizations.

Jay had a mechanical inclination and worked at many jobs - helping build roads, railroad engine mechanic, airplane mechanic - before he and Emma moved back to Aurora to build and run his own garage and service station for many years.

After his wife Emma passed away, he married Gladys Robinson McAllister and together they served an LDS mission in Tonga. Years later Gladys passed away. After a time, Jay then married Florence Dennet Davis. She also preceded him in death.

Jay is preceded in death by his first wife, Emma; his parents, Austin and Hannah; three sisters and one brother; four grandchildren and a daughter-in-law. Jay is survived by his five children; five brothers and one sister; 20 grandchildren; 50 great-grand children and six great-great-grand-children.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 at 12 noon in the Aurora 2nd LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 150 East Main Street, in Salina, Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the ward chapel in Aurora, Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. On line guest book at: