Jay C. Scanlan, 80, of the State Soldiers Home in Orting, died in a Puyallup nursing home Tuesday [April 1, 1969] following a long illness.
He was born in Minnesota and lived in Western Washington most of his life. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War I and had been a resident of the State Soldiers Home for the past 10 years. He also belonged to Eagles Aerie No. 1, Seattle, and the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Orphia Stone and Mrs. Shirley Rudnick, both of Orting; six grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Services will be announced by Orting Funeral Home. [Jay married Gladys Fix in 1908 but was divorced by 1920.]
Tacoma News Tribune, April 3, 1969
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman