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 Jay Carl Bishop, Sr

Jay Carl Bishop, Sr

Death 29 Aug 1995 (aged 81)
Burial Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Plot H, 0, 55
Memorial ID 369718 · View Source
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JAY C. BISHOP SR. Longtime Alaskan Jay C. Bishop Sr., 81, died Aug. 29, 1995, of a brain hemotoma at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. His sons were with him at the time.

A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Richardson National Cemetery, where he will be buried beside his wife.

Mr. Bishop was born June 10, 1914, in Durant, Okla. His family traveled by wagon to Texas when he was a few months old.

Mr. Bishop served with the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1944 as a member of the combat engineer battalion that built the railroad to Whittier. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1947 and retired in 1964. He served at Elmendorf Air Force Base from October 1955 to October 1959.

Mr. Bishop returned to Alaska in September 1967 and worked as a cook at Elmendorf until retiring from civil service in 1975. He moved to Tucson, but returned each summer to visit the land he loved best, and he and his wife returned to Alaska in 1984. He returned to Tucson in December 1994 due to health reasons.

Mr. Bishop was an avid hunter and angler and pursued these activities from Kodiak to Chitina. He especially liked Deep Creek and could be found there when the salmon were running.

Mr. Bishop was loved by his family and the many friends he made on Alaska creek banks, his family said.

''He was a devoted husband, wonderful father, grandfather and father-in-law. He always had a kind word for everyone and never turned down anyone in need,'' his family said. ''He will be greatly missed. His stories of Anchorage and Alaska during the war were exhilarating, as well as his tales of growing up in Texas where he was once given a ride by the infamous Bonnie and Clyde.''

Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Cora, and son, Robert Charles Bishop. Survivors include his sons, Jay C. Bishop Jr. of Seward and David of Tucson; daughter-in-law, Cheryll Livingston of Tucson; granddaughters, Rose Ethridge of Juneau, Alisa, Jessica and Emmelie Bishop of Seward, and Cassie Livingston of Tucson; brothers, John and Orville of California; and sisters, Stella Star of Arkansas and Georgia Bohner of Kansas.

Arrangements were handled by Wolfrey Peace Chapel and Mortuary in Tucson.

Published in the Anchorage Daily News on September 13, 1995 B5.




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