Jay Douglas Greene passed away peacefully in his home in Rupert, Idaho on July 4, 2019, at the age of 56. Jay was an avid outdoorsman who had a love for guns, hunting, fishing or just spending time in his garden, reading a book. Jay spent his youth swimming and many of us remember him as ‘one of the best’. He was often seen on the lifeguard stand with his white zinced nose and towels covering his body from head to toe so he wouldn’t get sunburned, although, more often than not, that didn’t work and it
wasn’t unusual to see him running around town sporting a sunburn and blisters. He entered a freckle contest once but lost due to the fact that he was one big freckle!
He is survived by Rowdy Greene (son); Makayla Greene (daughter); Doug and Gloria Greene (parents); Becky Naber (sister); and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by Monte Lee Greene (brother); Martin and Laraine ‘Rusty’ Maddox (maternal grandparents); and Corwin and Lucille Greene (paternal grandparents).
The picture chosen for the obituary was a photo published in a book called “In the American West” by Richard Avedon. We feel this picture captures the Jay that everybody remembers and loved.
In lieu of services, we would like everybody to raise a glass and cheers to Jay, as was his wish. Cremation services are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Hwy 24 in Rupert.