Edwin “Jay” Henry passed away surrounded by family at David Grant Medical Center on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Jay was born in Pendleton, Ore., on Dec. 15, 1951, to Gilbert “Gib” Edward Henry and Audrey Rosemary Dewey and was the second of three children. He spent his childhood in Woodland, Calif., and graduated from Woodland High School in 1970. After serving 20 years as a physician’s assistant in the United States Air Force, Jay continued to practice in the Vacaville and Fairfield community. For the past 11 years, he was employed with the Inter Community Medical Group. Jay was well-known for the compassionate care that he provided to his patients, who often considered him family.
Jay volunteered in many different capacities as a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church community at TAFB. Throughout his life and many accomplishments, he was most proud of being a loving husband, father and grandfather. Jay loved the outdoors and spent many years travelling, golfing, camping, hunting, gardening and fishing. He was also an avid reader and master cook.
Awaiting Jay in heaven is his daughter, Jennifer Kaye Henry; his mother, Audrey; and his father, Gib.
Jay is survived by his wife of 33 years, Louise; and children, Jessica (David) Ahl of Tyler, Minn., Melissa of Washington, D.C., and Nathan of Santa Barbara, Calif. He is lovingly remembered by his sister, Gloria (Roger) Hahn; brother, Steven; nephew, Aaron; niece, Laurel (Angel); and great nephew, Myles. Jay’s grandchildren held a special place in his heart, Jocelyn, Annie and Dana. He is also remembered by many friends, whom he considered family.
Special thank you to Dr. JD Lopez and the staff at the NorthBay Cancer Center for their exceptional, patient-centered care. The family would also like to thank the skilled nurses and doctors of David Grant Medical Center for their professionalism and expertise in caring for Jay.
Visitation services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 E. Monte Vista Ave., in Vacaville, with a rosary service beginning at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service and luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Twin Peaks Chapel of St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Travis Air Force Base. For those who would like to attend his funeral service and do not have access to the military base, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and date of birth by Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Jay will be laid to rest at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jay’s name to the NorthBay Cancer Center (http://foundation.northbay.org, Memo: NorthBay Cancer Center), Mission Solano (www.missionsolano.org), or to the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Support Committee (www.svncsc.org).