|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1951|
|Death: ||May 29, 2008|
Longtime Columbia resident Nicholas Ted Day died May 29 at a Hughson hospice. He was 56.
Mr. Day was born and raised in San Jose, a fourth generation Californian. He graduated from Leigh High School in 1969. He then became a journeyman electrician and belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 332. When he moved to Tuolumne County, he obtained his contractor's license for construction and electrical work. He lived in Columbia for 20 years.
He loved sports and played baseball, first in Little League, then in high school and adult recreation. He was a fan of the Oakland A's baseball and Oakland Raiders football teams. He enjoyed the mountains and was a fisherman. Mr. Day also had an interest in music. He played the guitar and was in a band when he was younger. He wrote songs, both lyrics and music, and recorded many of them in the studio he built. His family said he had a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia Day of Columbia; ex-wife, Steffonie Baxter, of Washington state; siblings, Christine Huff of Oakdale, Diana Edwards of Modesto, Nancy Gardner and her husband, Jeff, of Sparks, Nev., Clinton Day of Alameda, and Robert Day and his wife, Darlene of Modesto; uncle and aunts, Donnie Wright and his wife, Phyllis, of Sonora, Eve Wright of San Jose, and Madelynne Starnes of Nevada; nephews and nieces, Bradley Ardis, Michelle Ardis, Kelly Creedon, Melissa Edwards, Ryan Gardner, Megan Gardner and Joshua Day.
Mr. Day was preceded in death by father, Theodore C. Day, January 15, 1928 - October 15, 1996; and grandparents, Carl and Hazel Day of San Jose, and Virgil and Isabel Wright of Sonora.
Dambacher Mountain Memorial Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 03, 2011
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