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Jay Edward Quick

Dec.11, 1930 - May 21, 2013

Angels Camp resident Jay Edward Quick died May 21 in Modesto. He was 82.

Mr. Quick was born in Drexel Hill, Pa., to May and Guy Quick Sr.

Mr. Quick attended the University of South Carolina and studied political science. He then joined the U.S. Navy and was sent to Italy for a year and a half to be a boat officer on a command flag ship.

He attended air controller school in Illinois and went back to the field for two tours in Korea. He was later selected to attend Navy postgraduate school in Monterey, where he became a meteorologist.

He married Clayre Devlin on Aug. 18, 1961 after meeting her at a Naval officers club.

Mr. Quick went to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as a hurricane forecaster, where he rode a "hurricane hunter" through the middle of a hurricane twice.

He was shipped to the Panama Canal Zone as an intelligence officer for three years. He was involved in conflicts including the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He finished his overseas military career as a commander in Vietnam and Cambodia, and ultimately earned numerous medals, including two air medals.

He worked as a freelance photographer and taught photography classes at Napa Valley College.

He and Clayre moved to Murphys 35 years ago after camping in the area and relocated to Angels Camp some years later.

He was a member of Angels-Murphys Rotary Club, charter member of Angels Camp Centennial Rotary Club, and an honorary member of West Calaveras Rotary Club.

Mr. Quick continued to be a weather watcher and reported daily temperatures and rain totals to The Union Democrat.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Clayre Quick; parents; and his brother, Guy C. Quick Jr.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Charles "Chuck" Jones, of Modesto; granddaughter, Amber Cromwell, of Hughson; grandson Brandon Wood, of Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.; and one great-granddaughter.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at Angels Memorial Chapel, 1071 S. Main St., Angels Camp. A full military honors burial will follow 9 a.m. Saturday at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Janet K. Kelley

Feb. 28, 1957 - May 7, 2013

Former Calaveras County resident Janet K. Kelley, of Sutter Creek, died May 7 at Sutter Amador Hospital after a brief battle with liver cancer. She was 56.

Mrs. Kelley was born in Whittier to Charles Garth Dickens and Betty Dickens.

The family lived in Calaveras County for a number of years before settling in Amador County.

She was a homemaker and raised three sons, Christopher and Cameron Cavaco, and Steven Kelley, of San Diego.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Betty and Sanford Kenyon, of Jackson; father, Charles Garth Dickens, of San Jose; her children, Christopher and Cameron Cavaco, and Steven Kelley, of San Diego; siblings, Brian Dickens and Lori Shaffer, both of San Jose; and two ex-husbands.

A private family inurnment will be held at West Point Cemetery.

San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


CARLSON - Dorothy Carlson, 86, of Sonora, died Tuesday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

DUNCAN - Andrew Duncan, 37, frequent visitor of Tuolumne County, died Saturday at Tulloch Lake. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.