Jay Vance Jorgensen

      Jay V. Jorgensen, 8/9/1957 – 7/10/2021

  On July 10, 2021, Jay Vance Jorgensen passed away peacefully in his sleep after his five-year fight with esophageal cancer.

  Left behind are his wife Debbie, daughter Jennifer, son Ben, son-in-law Dave, daughter-in-law Erin and brand new grandson Owen.

  Also left are his mother Virginia, brother Don, sister Julie and their families.

  Born August 9, 1957 Jay was a gentle soul with a quick wit. He developed a passion for pottery as a teenager and his work throughout the years impacted the lives of many.  

  He was an esteemed participant, teacher and contributor to the Jansen Art Center Ceramics Studio throughout his fight.

  At 19, Jay co-founded a successful business with his brother and father making animal diagnostics and raising llamas and he was actively involved in the Mt. Baker Rotary for many years.

  A doting father, Jay was enormously proud of his two children and loved sharing his life with them.

  In his last years, his friends were a driving force that kept him going, helping him in every way possible to keep doing what he loved.

  Jay was surrounded by his loving family in his final days, on his farm in Bellingham, WA.

  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Jansen Art Center Ceramics Studio in Lynden, WA, Jay’s passion.

  A memorial will be held on Friday, July 23 at 2pm, at the Ferndale Events Center.

  Please share your memories of Jay at  www.molesfarewelltributes.com.