Jay E. Dodge


(Feb. 27, 2008)

Former long-time Powell Tribune employee Jay Everett Dodge died Wednesday, Feb. 27 in a Phoenix, Ariz., hospice care center of cancer.  He was 76.

Jay worked at the Tribune for about 20 years and advanced to production manager before moving to Arizona in 1988.

He was born May 7, 1931, in Deer Lodge, Mont., to Everett and Thelma Dodge. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the VFW, American Legion, Elks Lodge and Masonic Lodge.

He married Helen Perkins in Powell on April 9, 1982. After they moved to Arizona, they managed senior adult communities in the Phoenix area until they retired in 1997.

Survivors include his wife Helen of Phoenix; four daughters, Ruby, Thelma, Toni and Kathy in Casper; a son, Jay Dodge in Alaska; two stepsons, Jay Perkins in Lander and John Perkins in Wisconsin; a stepdaughter, Kerridee Nobbley in Phoenix; a brother, Bob Dodge, and a half-brother, Gary.

No services are planned. Jay donated his body to science, with cremation to follow.