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Plains Obituaries for 11-14-09

James Richard Bay, 53, of North Platte died Nov. 1, 2009, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 2, 1955, in Omaha to Roy Lavalle and Doris Marguerite (Peterson) Bay.

He grew up in the North Platte area. He attended and graduated from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School in 1974.

He spent the past 15 years with Josephine D. Covey and her two children, Jason and Amber. On Sept. 30, 2006, they were married in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

During his adult years, he worked for Nebraska Public Power District, Gayman’s sand and gravel, owned and operated his own trucking business and has been employed by the Union Pacific Railroad for the past 32 years.

His favorite pastimes included spending time with family, including his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Cody Cruisers Car Club and entered his 1948 Chevy Coupe in many local and out-of-state car shows. His most recent pride and joy was his 2007 Dodge Charger. A master of many trades, he loved his “shop” and spent many hours woodworking and working on cars. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and his greatest asset was his sense of humor. He was always willing to help anyone and never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife, Jo of North Platte; children, Dr. Jason (Mary) Ottis of Kansas City, Mo., and Amber Ottis of Hastings; Rebecca Bay of North Platte, Elizabeth Bay, attending UNMC in Omaha, and Jessica Boerder of Denver, Colo.; granddaughters, Trinity Angelina Cowett and Madelyn and Nora Ottis; mother, Doris Bay of North Platte; brother, Roy “Skip” Jr. (Karen) Bay of Hershey; sisters, Barbara (Ralph) Baker and Kathleen Beasley all of North Platte; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lavalle Bay Sr. of North Platte.

James Richard Bay, 53, of North Platte died Nov. 1, 2009, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 2, 1955, in Omaha to Roy Lavalle and Doris Marguerite (Peterson) Bay.

He grew up in the North Platte area. He attended and graduated from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School in 1974.

He spent the past 15 years with Josephine D. Covey and her two children, Jason and Amber. On Sept. 30, 2006, they were married in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

During his adult years, he worked for Nebraska Public Power District, Gayman’s sand and gravel, owned and operated his own trucking business and has been employed by the Union Pacific Railroad for the past 32 years.

His favorite pastimes included spending time with family, including his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Cody Cruisers Car Club and entered his 1948 Chevy Coupe in many local and out-of-state car shows. His most recent pride and joy was his 2007 Dodge Charger. A master of many trades, he loved his “shop” and spent many hours woodworking and working on cars. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and his greatest asset was his sense of humor. He was always willing to help anyone and never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife, Jo of North Platte; children, Dr. Jason (Mary) Ottis of Kansas City, Mo., and Amber Ottis of Hastings; Rebecca Bay of North Platte, Elizabeth Bay, attending UNMC in Omaha, and Jessica Boerder of Denver, Colo.; granddaughters, Trinity Angelina Cowett and Madelyn and Nora Ottis; mother, Doris Bay of North Platte; brother, Roy “Skip” Jr. (Karen) Bay of Hershey; sisters, Barbara (Ralph) Baker and Kathleen Beasley all of North Platte; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lavalle Bay Sr. of North Platte.

James Richard Bay, 53, of North Platte died Nov. 1, 2009, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 2, 1955, in Omaha to Roy Lavalle and Doris Marguerite (Peterson) Bay.

He grew up in the North Platte area. He attended and graduated from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School in 1974.

He spent the past 15 years with Josephine D. Covey and her two children, Jason and Amber. On Sept. 30, 2006, they were married in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

During his adult years, he worked for Nebraska Public Power District, Gayman’s sand and gravel, owned and operated his own trucking business and has been employed by the Union Pacific Railroad for the past 32 years.

His favorite pastimes included spending time with family, including his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Cody Cruisers Car Club and entered his 1948 Chevy Coupe in many local and out-of-state car shows. His most recent pride and joy was his 2007 Dodge Charger. A master of many trades, he loved his “shop” and spent many hours woodworking and working on cars. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and his greatest asset was his sense of humor. He was always willing to help anyone and never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife, Jo of North Platte; children, Dr. Jason (Mary) Ottis of Kansas City, Mo., and Amber Ottis of Hastings; Rebecca Bay of North Platte, Elizabeth Bay, attending UNMC in Omaha, and Jessica Boerder of Denver, Colo.; granddaughters, Trinity Angelina Cowett and Madelyn and Nora Ottis; mother, Doris Bay of North Platte; brother, Roy “Skip” Jr. (Karen) Bay of Hershey; sisters, Barbara (Ralph) Baker and Kathleen Beasley all of North Platte; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lavalle Bay Sr. of North Platte.

James Richard Bay, 53, of North Platte died Nov. 1, 2009, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 2, 1955, in Omaha to Roy Lavalle and Doris Marguerite (Peterson) Bay.

He grew up in the North Platte area. He attended and graduated from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School in 1974.

He spent the past 15 years with Josephine D. Covey and her two children, Jason and Amber. On Sept. 30, 2006, they were married in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

During his adult years, he worked for Nebraska Public Power District, Gayman’s sand and gravel, owned and operated his own trucking business and has been employed by the Union Pacific Railroad for the past 32 years.

His favorite pastimes included spending time with family, including his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Cody Cruisers Car Club and entered his 1948 Chevy Coupe in many local and out-of-state car shows. His most recent pride and joy was his 2007 Dodge Charger. A master of many trades, he loved his “shop” and spent many hours woodworking and working on cars. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and his greatest asset was his sense of humor. He was always willing to help anyone and never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife, Jo of North Platte; children, Dr. Jason (Mary) Ottis of Kansas City, Mo., and Amber Ottis of Hastings; Rebecca Bay of North Platte, Elizabeth Bay, attending UNMC in Omaha, and Jessica Boerder of Denver, Colo.; granddaughters, Trinity Angelina Cowett and Madelyn and Nora Ottis; mother, Doris Bay of North Platte; brother, Roy “Skip” Jr. (Karen) Bay of Hershey; sisters, Barbara (Ralph) Baker and Kathleen Beasley all of North Platte; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lavalle Bay Sr. of North Platte.