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