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Jay A. Trumbo

June 4, 1934 — December 19, 2011

Jay A. Trumbo, 77, of La Grande, died December 19th at the Grande Ronde Hospital.

A celebration of life bar-b-cue will be held on his birthday. Time and place will be announced later by Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

Jay was born on June 4, 1934 in Upland, California to Byron and Mildred (McCracken) Trumbo. The family lived in several places in California before Jay graduated from high school in Chino with the class of 1952. He then entered the U.S. Army where he served until March 1, 1961 when he was honorably discharged as a Specialist 4. He moved to La Grande in October of 1972. On December 26, 1972 he was married to Kay Wise Eager in Hillsboro.

Jay was known through his concrete contacting business called Trumbo-Cina Construction but was better known as Jay Trumbo Concrete.

He was active in the Search & Rescue, Starkey Jeep Racing. He did some work for the Blue Mountain Humane Assn. He enjoyed tinkering in his shop, building motorcycles, rebuilding and racing Jeeps. He loved his dogs. He was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He loved and appreciated his many friends and the people he worked with over the years.

Survivors include his wife, Kay, of La Grande; children, Kathy Baggett of Tucson, AZ, Donna Trumbo of Phoenix, AZ, Darren Trumbo of Colorado, Christie and Adam Morris of Portland, Laura and George Tishmack of Union, James and Susan Trumbo of La Grande; a brother and sister-in-law, Loran and Betty Trumbo of Portland; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Duane and Rene' Wise of La Grande, sister-in-law, Sheryl Wise of St. Helens; his father-in-law, Bruce Wise of Yakima, WA; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a special friend, Buck Jores of Eugene and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Bill Tumbo and a granddaughter, Jennifer.

Friends who wish may make contributions in memory of Jay Trumbo to the Blue Mountain Humane Association and may be sent in care of Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 7th Street, La Grande, OR 97850.

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