Jay Bedford, 59, was blessed with eternal life on May 9, 2009. Jay was born on August 18, 1949 to Jack and Violet Bedford in Longmont, CO. He met Marilyn in Rifle Colorado in 1974 and they joined together in marriage on June 26, 1976. Jay was survived by his loving wife Marilyn; his daughter Lori Zook and husband Tom of Sedalia; sons, John Rogers of Southerland, NE, Scott Rogers and wife Debbie of Ellicott, CO; his mother Violet Humphrey of Brighton, CO; sisters, Jodi Scarrow of Brighton, CO, Joan Cox and husband Michael of Brighton, CO; grandchildren, Kelly, Joshua, Stephanie, Taylor, John Cole; niece and nephew, Courtney and JD.
Jay was a gentle and kind person who had an open heart for all, especially his family and animals.
He was loved by everyone, and never knew a stranger, he will be greatly missed. Jay was a member of the Knights of Columbus, council #12063.
A rosary was held at Allnutt Funeral Home in Estes Park on Wednesday evening. Mass was held at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church on Thursday May 14, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or American Cancer Society for Melanoma Research in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to see Jay’s on-line obituary and send a message to the family.