Jay was born in Sundance, Wyoming, to Henry and Nellie (Huseby) Page on November 23, 1935. Jay grew up and went to school in Hulett, Wyoming. Jay married Shirley McAmis on November 3, 1954, and lived in Hulett, Belle Fourche and Spearfish. Jay was a dozer operator for 36 years and loved cutting wood for their fireplace and tinkering in his wood shop and visiting with friends and family.
Jay’s is survived by his wife, Shirley of Belle Fourche; daughters, Karen (Rich) Morgan of Alzada, Montana, Minnie (Russ) Surdez of Belle Fourche and a son Dennis (Donna) of Spearfish; grandchildren, Brian (Jess) Morgan of Sheridan Wyoming, Shannon Surdez of Rapid City, South Dakota, Tigh Surdez of Richfield, Minnesota, Ashley Utecht of Minneapolis, Minnesota, J.D. Page of Spearfish, Tanner Page of Spearfish, Wendy (Lance) Jorgenson of DeWitt, Iowa, Todd (Maia) Surdez of Kearney, Missouri, Tracy (Todd) Vik of Canton, South Dakota; also 11½ great-grandchildren; brother, Orville Page of Soap Lake, Washington, Loyd Page of Priest River, Idaho; sister, Jane Conger. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial Services were Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at the Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. A luncheon was served at the VFW on Hwy 14 before leaving for the burial at the Alva Cemetery in Alva, Wyoming. A memorial has been established to benefit Alzheimer Disease.
Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.