Jay Tebbe

Obituary of Jay C. Tebbe

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Jay Chandler Tebbe, born May 6, 1947, in Weslaco, Texas, died July 29, 2022. Jay was the only child of Jack and Lucille Tebbe, both of whom preceded him in death. The family ran a lumberyard in Harlingen, Texas. Jay attended Travis School and Harlingen High School, graduating in 1965. After attending Baylor University, Jay joined the U.S. Navy in 1969. He completed Boot Camp in San Diego, California and then trained as an Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator. On a 3PC Orion, his crew patrolled throughout the Pacific between Alaska, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, and California. Jay was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1972, he then went to work at Wiltron Electronics and other computer companies in Silicon Valley. Jay settled in Scotts Valley in 1975. Throughout his life, Jay was known for his sense of humor, he loved to share jokes. He loved horseback riding, golf, and the menagerie of deer, wild turkeys, and crows that visited his mountain property. Jay enjoyed watching the missile launches at Vandenberg AFB, tracking them on his computer, and watching them in the night sky. He was a good neighbor for over 40 years; he supported community preparedness and social cooperation. Jay will be missed.
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