|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1936|
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 2010|
The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Larry D. Gay, age 73, passed away Jan. 29 in Wickenburg.
Larry was born in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 27, 1936 to Leo I. Gay and Lois Pound Gay. He attended schools there and later enlisted in the U.S. Marines, serving in the Korean War. He also attended the University of Hawaii, and following his military service he returned to Colorado where he became a deputy sheriff with the Adams County Sheriff's Department.
Larry later owned and operated the Sweetwater Lake Resort in Gypsum, Colo., which he did for more than 20 years. During that time he also ranched cattle and horses. In 1983 he and Jane came to Wickenburg where he operated Ornamental Ironworks, which he had done until the present time.
Larry was an avid horseman and a member of the AQHA. He raised and bred horses most of his life and was also involved in horse racing. He was a member of the Colorado Guide & Outfitters Association as well as former president of the Outfitters Professional Association. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge BPOE 2160 in Wickenburg.
Larry is survived by his wife Jane of Wickenburg; sons Randy Gay (Gogi) and Steve Gay (Amy) both of Wickenburg; brothers Leon Gay (Renae) of Green River, Wyo.; Lynn Gay (Kathy) of Lake George, Colo.; and grandchildren Brittany, Tyler, Melanie and Lane Gay all of Wickenburg.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Wickenburg Country Club. The family suggests any memorial contributions in Larry's memory be made to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be offered at
Arrangements are under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory.
Leo Irvin Gay (1911 - 2009)
Lois Emily Pound Gay (1918 - 2003)
DAD & GRANDPA
Prescott National Cemetery
Plot: Plot: Section C, Row E, Site 209
Created by: Sharla
Record added: Feb 03, 2010
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