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Jay (Jack) M. Bair of Carbondale CO passed away on February 20, 2008. He was 91. He was born on May 25, 1916 in Alpine Utah to Joseph and Lila(Healy).

Jay married Laura Elizabeth Gardner on June 21, 1948, in Carbondale. Jack was an Army Veteran, Teamsters member ,and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Jay started his livestock career early by quitting school and going to work for Desert Livestock near Evanston, WY. After few years at Desert Livestock, he migrated to Colorado where his grandfather and uncles were ranching. For a good number years Jack worked for many of the big sheep ranchers in Western Colorado spending summers in the high cool mountains and winters in the desert country of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. In the early sixties Jack and his nephew LeGande Bair leaded the Golden Bair sheep operation near Glenwood Springs and they ran the operation for eleven years.

At this time in his life Jack had 4 teenage boys whom he thought needed to have some direction in their lives. At this time he went to work in Morrison KS as a tire man and loading dock worker, this allowed Jack to be at home to watch his sons sporting events. Jack worked for Morrison Knudsen till about 1980 when he retired. When asked how he liked retirement he stated retirement was great but he missed his days off. At this time Jack bought four cows. Over the next few years Jack, with the help of his sons, turned those four cows into a successful cow calf operation. Jack sold the cows in 2001, but continued to irrigate up to his 91 birthday. Jack was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served as branch president, bishop, and many other church callings.

Jack is preceded in death by his sons Grant Bair and Wade Bair, brothers Lloyd, Irvin, and Evan Bair. Sister Beryl Carlisle and Carol Bair.

He is survived by his wife Laura, sons Marlin (Nancy)Bair, Larry (Konea)Piffer, Wendell Bair, Woody Bair. Daughters Jean (Jim) Schuster, JaNaye (Steve) Williams, Janice (Hastings) Moore, and his brother Joe (Chris) Bair. Jack has 27 grand children and 47 great grand children.

Jay (Jack) M. Bair of Carbondale CO passed away on February 20, 2008. He was 91. He was born on May 25, 1916 in Alpine Utah to Joseph and Lila(Healy).

Jay married Laura Elizabeth Gardner on June 21, 1948, in Carbondale. Jack was an Army Veteran, Teamsters member ,and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Jay started his livestock career early by quitting school and going to work for Desert Livestock near Evanston, WY. After few years at Desert Livestock, he migrated to Colorado where his grandfather and uncles were ranching. For a good number years Jack worked for many of the big sheep ranchers in Western Colorado spending summers in the high cool mountains and winters in the desert country of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. In the early sixties Jack and his nephew LeGande Bair leaded the Golden Bair sheep operation near Glenwood Springs and they ran the operation for eleven years.

At this time in his life Jack had 4 teenage boys whom he thought needed to have some direction in their lives. At this time he went to work in Morrison KS as a tire man and loading dock worker, this allowed Jack to be at home to watch his sons sporting events. Jack worked for Morrison Knudsen till about 1980 when he retired. When asked how he liked retirement he stated retirement was great but he missed his days off. At this time Jack bought four cows. Over the next few years Jack, with the help of his sons, turned those four cows into a successful cow calf operation. Jack sold the cows in 2001, but continued to irrigate up to his 91 birthday. Jack was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served as branch president, bishop, and many other church callings.

Jack is preceded in death by his sons Grant Bair and Wade Bair, brothers Lloyd, Irvin, and Evan Bair. Sister Beryl Carlisle and Carol Bair.

He is survived by his wife Laura, sons Marlin (Nancy)Bair, Larry (Konea)Piffer, Wendell Bair, Woody Bair. Daughters Jean (Jim) Schuster, JaNaye (Steve) Williams, Janice (Hastings) Moore, and his brother Joe (Chris) Bair. Jack has 27 grand children and 47 great grand children.

Jay (Jack) M. Bair of Carbondale CO passed away on February 20, 2008. He was 91. He was born on May 25, 1916 in Alpine Utah to Joseph and Lila(Healy).

Jay married Laura Elizabeth Gardner on June 21, 1948, in Carbondale. Jack was an Army Veteran, Teamsters member ,and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Jay started his livestock career early by quitting school and going to work for Desert Livestock near Evanston, WY. After few years at Desert Livestock, he migrated to Colorado where his grandfather and uncles were ranching. For a good number years Jack worked for many of the big sheep ranchers in Western Colorado spending summers in the high cool mountains and winters in the desert country of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. In the early sixties Jack and his nephew LeGande Bair leaded the Golden Bair sheep operation near Glenwood Springs and they ran the operation for eleven years.

At this time in his life Jack had 4 teenage boys whom he thought needed to have some direction in their lives. At this time he went to work in Morrison KS as a tire man and loading dock worker, this allowed Jack to be at home to watch his sons sporting events. Jack worked for Morrison Knudsen till about 1980 when he retired. When asked how he liked retirement he stated retirement was great but he missed his days off. At this time Jack bought four cows. Over the next few years Jack, with the help of his sons, turned those four cows into a successful cow calf operation. Jack sold the cows in 2001, but continued to irrigate up to his 91 birthday. Jack was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served as branch president, bishop, and many other church callings.

Jack is preceded in death by his sons Grant Bair and Wade Bair, brothers Lloyd, Irvin, and Evan Bair. Sister Beryl Carlisle and Carol Bair.

He is survived by his wife Laura, sons Marlin (Nancy)Bair, Larry (Konea)Piffer, Wendell Bair, Woody Bair. Daughters Jean (Jim) Schuster, JaNaye (Steve) Williams, Janice (Hastings) Moore, and his brother Joe (Chris) Bair. Jack has 27 grand children and 47 great grand children.


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