Jay L. Suko


(Sept. 7, 2008)

Jay Suko, 45, of Worland, died Sunday, Sept. 7, in a motorcycle accident west of Greybull.

Jay was born on Aug. 8, 1963 in South St. Paul, Minn., the second oldest of 10 children born to Jimmie M. and Mary Ann Helen (Nelson) Suko. He received his education in Worland. Jay married Brenda Lee Cregger, on Feb. 14, 1985, in Powell.

Jay was a very skillful worker and held many positions throughout his lifetime in the oilfield. He was a certified welder, pipe fitter, and mentor to many who knew him. He was determined to be successful at anything he set his mind to. He helped Natural Gas Processing/Wyoming Gas Company blossom into the successful business it is today as the Vice President of Operations. He put his family first in all that he did. He loved taking his children camping, swimming, supported them in all their school activities, and made sure that a family vacation was planned every year before school started.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Jerome, and grandparents, George and Helen Nelson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, his children, Erica, Jami, Jacob, Courtney and Miranda; one granddaughter, Myah; his parents; brothers Gerald (Stephanie) Suko of Billings, Joe (Peg) Suko of Wheatland, sisters Melissa (Russell) Braun of Minot, N.D., Marceen (Ric) Hernandez and Maralee (Jason) Giudice all of Worland; Melaina (Jeremy) Cox of Basin, Jennifer Suko and Janna (Don) Keever, all of Billings; grandparents, Martin and Helen Suko of Jamestown, N.D., and an abundance of nieces of nephews. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, co-workers and the family dog, Kiko, whom he made pancakes for every Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held at 11  a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Worland. Burial will follow at the Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Jay’s name in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland, Wyo. 82401.

Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.