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Thomas Jay

October 13, 1942 — January 23, 2023

Thomas A. Jay (Tommy) of Ruidoso went home January 23, 2023. He was the son of Albert V Jay and Viola Harmon Jay. Born October 13, 1942, in Roswell, New Mexico. A true horseman from mucking stables at the racetrack as a boy graduating to trotting and riding horses as young man going on to breaking and training quarter horses. His triumph was managing Eaves Horse Farm where he bred and foaled the likes of Fortune of Delight, Tres Seis, Deans Miracle, He's My Dasher, A Delightful Legacy and the 1999 All American winner A Delightful Dasher. Tommy was a proud Veteran of the US Army having served a tour in Viet Nam.

He is survived by daughter, Valeria Coleman of Aurora CO, Son, Thomas A. Jay, Jr. (Tom) of Hobbs, NM, grandson, Christopher Coleman of Baytown, TX, Sister, Helen Jay of Paris, TX, and the 2nd love of his life, Susie Dunlap of Ruidoso.

Receiving Tommy in Heaven are his parents Albert V Jay and Viola Harmon Jay, Brother Clarence Jay, and his first wife Patricia (Pat) Jay.

Tommy had big shoes to fill and will be greatly missed by family and many friends.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggest donations to Disable Veterans, Tunnel to Towers or any Veteran organization of choice or American Lung Association - COPD.

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