Mar. 17, 1979 Alturas Modoc County California, USA
May 1, 2006 California, USA
Mr. Allen (Lay) entered into the United States Army on February 9, 1999. During his service he received the Air Assault Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. He separated for the military on November 14, 2001
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Luke Daniel Lay passed away May 1, 2006 in Redding, CA. He was born in Alturas, CA on March 17, 1979 and attended Alturas Elementary and Modoc Middle School. He moved to Moreno Valey to live with relatives and attend high school. He entered the ROTC program there. He then moved to Redding, to live with his father and finished high school through a home study program. He served in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Tennessee, during which time he married, but was later divorced. After his discharge, he returned to Alturas, CA in June of 2005, and lived with his grandmother for a number of months. He worked for York Ranches. The 27-year old loved to hunt and fish.
He is survived by his mother, Sally Wallis of Alturas, CA; his father Joe Allen of Redding, CA; his brother Adam Lay of Alturas and brother Cody Allen of Redding; his two sisters Rose Ann and Naomi Wallis of Alturas; his grandmother Mae Walz of Alturas; aunt and uncle Bess and Charles Walz of Perris, CA; aunt and uncle Mae and John Van Natta of Iowa Park, Texas; aunt and uncle Sue and Fred DiSario of Alturas, CA and many cousins and two second cousins in Alturas and Texas and his fiance Michelle Forst, Alturas.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Charlie Walz of Alturas and uncle Samuel Walz of Moreno Valley, CA and aunt Evelyn Bradford and Uncle William Bradford of Alturas.
Memorial Services were held Wednesday evening May 10 at 6 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Alturas. Pastor Rod Bodmer conducted the service.
Modoc County Record - May 11, 2006
Sally Wallis of Alturas, mother of the late Luke Lay, whose obituary was pubished in the Record on May 11, 2006, states that one of Luke's surviving brothers who was listed by the family as Cody Allen of Redding, is really known as Abraham Joseph Lay of Igo, CA.