June 14, 1936 – February 24, 2018
Jay, our beloved, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, and friend passed away peacefully on Feb. 24, 2018. He was born in Tooele, Utah to Marlon and Floris Smith Mallet on June 14, 1936. He married Connie Allen on Jan. 25, 1958. Jay was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jay lived his early childhood in Sacramento, CA and Tooele. The family later moved to Layton Jay graduated from Davis High School in 1954. He was a popular, well-liked student and a talented and gifted athlete. He played varsity basketball and baseball in both junior and senior years. He was co-captain of the very successful basketball team and the star pitcher on the baseball team where he also batted over .400. He was not only a gifted athlete, but he was kind and friendly to all. Jay graduated from Weber State College. He also played baseball for Weber.
Jay loved to run, fish and spend time at his cabin in Victor, Idaho. He spent his later years mentoring troubled teens at the Decker Lake Youth Corrections Center. He was awarded a Governor’s Service Award in 2006.
Jay is survived by his wife Connie, his daughter Anne Spain, two grandchildren, Whitney England (Tyler); Christopher Spain (KerriLee); great-grandchildren, McKenzie and Emma England and Wyatt Spain.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Mueller Park 3rd Ward Chapel, 1825 S. 850 East, Bountiful, with a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friends may visit family Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 East, Bountiful. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.
Jay’s burial will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 S. 200 West, Bountiful, immediately following the funeral service.
Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com