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Jay LaMarche


Joseph Hartley LaMarche, known to most as Jay, passed away in Goldendale on Feb. 24, 2018 at the age of 78. Jay was born to Margery (Hartley) and Gardner LaMarche on April 17, 1939 in Bessemer Township, Michigan.

In his youth he had many adventures, including swimming across Sandy Beach Lake when he was only 13 and canoeing down the Saint Croix River from Solon Springs to Saint Croix Falls. He graduated with the class of 1957 from LL Wright High School in Ironwood, Michigan, and then joined the United States Army in 1958. He was honorably discharged as a SP4 in 1962, and received the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Korea Defense Service Medal for his...

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