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Graves, Jerome "Jay" 1940 - 2011


Posted By: Cindy Maust Smith (email)
Date: 11/6/2020 at 23:02:31

The Arizona Republic, April 30, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona

Jerome "Jay" Graves, age 71 of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Melvin, IA, passed away in Phoenix on Thursday, April 28th.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Melvin. Pastor David Finley and Pastor Steve Pohlman will be officiating.

Visitation will be at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, prior to the funeral service. The family will be present at that time. Burial will be in Baker Township Cemetery in Melvin.

Jerome Jay Graves was born in Sibley, Iowa on April 24, 1940, the son of Gerald and Lois (Suhn) Graves. He grew up in Melvin, IA; graduated from the University of Iowa and served in the US Navy. He moved to Arizona in 1967, worked at GE, and in 1975, received his real estate broker license.

Jay held industry association positions and earned many awards during his real estate career, working at Vera Wilkerson & Associates, JJ Graves & Associates, Dan Schwartz Realty and Principal Residential Group. He also served 22 years as Chair for the North Central Tour Group.

He loved animals, sailing, spending time with his grandchildren, playing his guitar and singing country music. He passed away in Phoenix, AZ, on April 28, 2011 at the age of 71.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Lois Graves, and sister Karen Graves Stimson.

Jay is survived by his companion Mary Graves, daughter Christine (Shane) Faller, sister Toni (David) Peters, four grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


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