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Jay Lynn Ingelhart

August 31, 1945 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 74)

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Jay Lynn Ingelhart

August 31, 1945 – June 4, 2020


Jay Lynn Ingelhart (Papa) of Fruita, CO passed away peacefully at home Thursday June 4th, 2020. He was 74.


Jay was born August 31, 1945 to Charles and Opal Ingelhart in Fruita, CO where he remained a lifelong resident. Jay married Tana Lee Lang of Fruita on January 19, 1962 and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2012. Tana passed away in 2013. Jay had 4 daughters, Tammy Kelley (Smokey) of Fruita, Vauna (Nickey) Baird (Randy) of Rifle Holli Ingelhart (Arnie) of Fruita and Tobi Statler (Bob) of Fruita. Jay had 7 grandchildren, Sam, Katy, Skylar, Zac, William, Miranda and Jake and 6 great grandchildren Sailor, Kingston, Gunner, Archer, Avery, Claire and Elliot on the way but Jay was Papa to everyone. Jay married Lori Redden on July 31, 2016  with whom he spent his remaining years. He became Papa to her kids Richie, Chelsey and Sammi.


Jay was a plumber, farmer, estimator, a Jay of all trades and expert on all things Fruita, all you had to do was ask. Sometimes you didn’t have to ask. Jay enjoyed shooting on the desert. Jay and Tana spent many years boating at Lake Powell. Jay enjoyed gardening and cooking, particularly smoking. 


Preceding Jay in death is his wife Tana, daughter Holli, daughter Nickey, parents Charles and Opal Ingelhart, sister Ann Burritt, brother Jack Ingelhart, son in law Pat Kesterson and numerous friends and family.


Survivors include daughter Tammy, daughter Tobi, wife Lori, grandchildren and great grandchildren

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