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In Memoriam: Jay Gregg (March 27, 1946 – Oct. 20, 2023)

Jay Gregg was born March 27, 1946, to Addie and Bill Gregg in Higgins, Texas. He passed away Oct. 20, 2023 in Silverton, Oregon surrounded by family.

At age two, his family moved to the Perris Valley area of Southern California. He graduated from Perris High School in 1964. After high school he attended college, graduating from Cal Poly Pomona in 1970.  

Jay married Lauren (Laurie) Steen on May 17, 1969 in Perris, California. Together they moved to Silverton, Oregon in 1972 where their children were born and raised. He began working in the RV industry with his brother-in-law, Charlie Beeson. Jay and Charlie opened Pastime Manufacturing in Mount Angel, Oregon in 1987. After Charlie’s death in 1991, Jay continued to run Pastime Manufacturing until his retirement in 2018. 

After retirement, Jay spent much of his time golfing at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Oregon, where he enjoyed the company of his many golfing friends.

Jay was predeceased by his parents and in-laws, Charlie and Dania Beeson. He is survived by his wife, Laurie; children, Jeremy Gregg and Sarah Crofts (Tom); and their children; sister, Joyce Pedersen; and several nieces and nephews, including Marsi Beeson (Kurt Harrington) and Mandi Beeson and their respective children.

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