President Jay A. Quealey 奎以理

President Jay A. Quealey 奎以理

Served: 1962 - 1965

Became President of the Southern Far East Mission in September of 1962. Former Oahu Stake president.

 

奎以理會長和香港唱詩班(前排右一為奎以理會長) -1964

(摘錄自耶穌基督後期聖徒教會香港網站,「教會在港歷史

一九六二年九月泰萊會長任滿返國,新任傳道部會長奎以理偕同夫人和子女,由壇香山乘威爾遜總統郵輪,於一九六二年九月十二日抵港。當時有一百多名教友前往迎接,奎以理會長當即在船上開招待會,氣氛熱鬧。

奎以理會長於十月二十日,應香港政務司黃先生之邀請前往其府上晚宴,當晚出席者有美國駐港總領事法蘭士和夫夫婦,匯豐銀行執行董事陳先生夫婦,輔政司東那夫婦和美國第一國家銀行總裁百達利夫婦等人。此次宴會之邀請,純為介紹教會與當地人士認識,以便利日後傳道的工作。藉此可知教會的對外公關工作,在六十年代初已受教會領袖重視。

一九六三年六月五日,毛頓雅美兄弟由美國力士大學來港,成立廣東話訓練班,以加強外來傳教士的語言能力,並用錄音帶將課程用廣東話和英語相對照,藉此促進傳教士對傳道課程的了解。

七月十一日,奎以理會長在巡視各傳教士宿舍後,於回程時發生嚴重交通意外,多根肋骨及雙腿折斷,尤以左腿股骨受傷最為嚴重。他隨即被送往瑪麗醫院,由於傷勢嚴重,需當即時進行手術,用金屬穩固左股骨。奎以理會長復原機會衹有五成,傳教士和教友們紛紛禁食禱告,求神保守,使他得以早日康復。

七月十五日,興格萊使徒專程來港探視奎以理會長並給予特別祝福,同時向總會報告,奎以理會長仍可繼續擔任傳道部會長工作。奎以理會長便在醫院指揮傳道部助理,處理一切事宜。

十月十三日,區會長老公會(現稱長老定額組) 正式成立,由陳志榮兄弟擔任會長。興格萊使徒於月底再度來港,探視奎以理會長治療進程,並主持傳教士見證大會和討論傳道工作的進展。

十一月初奎以理會長可以利用輪椅移動,在治療期間在病床指揮一切事工和討論傳道工作,從未開斷,是神的真正僕人。經過五個半月的治療,奎以理會長於十二月二十日出院,利用拐杖行走,更於出院後三日即偕同夫人前往菲律賓和台灣,視察當地傳道工作。

 

Deseret News

DEATH: JAY AMBROSE QUEALY, JR.

Published: March 26, 1992 12:00 a.m.

Jay Ambrose Quealy, Jr. passed away at home in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 24, 1992 after a short illness.

Jay was born April 3, 1919 in San Francisco, California to Jay Ambrose Quealy and Lottie Jacketta Quealy. He married Virginia Jeannette Woolley June 6, 1942 in the LDS Hawaii Temple at Laie, Oahu. He attended Menlo College and Stanford University. During his years in Hawaii, he was the owner of Hawaii Hotel and Restaurant Supply, Honolulu Air Conditioning Company of Hawaii, and Hawaii Industries. He was a member of the Junior and Senior Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Honolulu and the Council of Boy Scouts of America. He was on the Board of Directors of Queens Hospital in Honolulu, and a member of the Oahu Country Club, the Pacific Club and the Outrigger Canoe Club.  Jay was a High Priest and active member of the LDS Church. He fulfilled a mission to the Argentine and Pacific Northwest States from 1940 to 1942. He was bishop of Waikiki Ward from 1944 to 1953 in Oahu Stake, Honolulu. He was sustained as president of the Honolulu Stake in August 1955. In 1962 he was appointed president of the Southern Far East Mission with headquarters in Hong Kong where he and Virginia and their family lived for three years. Later he was appointed director of the Los Angeles Visitors Center at the Los Angeles LDS Temple. More recently, he owned and operated the Quealy Ranch and Land Company in Heber, Utah. He was a member of the Rotary Club in Heber City as well as in Hawaii, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. He served as Chairman of the Wasatch County Republican Party.

Jay was an avid and skilled sailor and sailed in many parts of the world. He skippered boats in three Transpacific Yacht Club Races, coming in first in his class in 1949. He was a member of the Waikiki, Transpacific and Orcas Island Yacht Clubs. For the past twelve years Jay and Virginia have resided on Orcas Island, Puget Sound, Washington. Jay served as Commodore of the Orcas Island Yacht Club in 1985. The last 10 years he has been a member of the Board of Directors of KIRO Radio and Television Stations in Seattle.

Jay is survived by his wife, Virginia; four sons and one daughter, Timothy W. (April), Los Angeles, Calif.; Patrick J. (Liz); Michael M. (Kay); Shawn H. (Lisa); Susie Q. Woolley (Kurt) all of Salt Lake City; and one surviving sister, Susie Jane Dwyer, San Francisco, Calif.; also survived by 10 grandchildren.