Apr 4, 2013 - StaffJay Patrick Corbett, of Gunnison, Colo., died Saturday, March 23, 2013, as a result of accidental drowning while he was enjoying a vacation in Hawaii. He was 37 years old.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, in Riverton, at the REACH Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., Riverton. Services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in Gunnison, Colo., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 655 County Road 13, Gunnison, Colo.
Jay Patrick Corbett was born Nov. 26, 1975, in Lander, the son of Bruce Corbett of Riverton and Adah Speer of Great Falls, Mont.
After graduating high school, he spent five years volunteering in the printing operations at Watchtower Farms in Walkill, N.Y. He then moved back to Wyoming to be closer to family and friends. During this time, he enjoyed traveling to many different places and forming strong bonds with many people he met along the way. It was on one such trip he found a place he could call his home: Gunnison, Colo.
His family said his hobbies included live music, hiking and camping. He was driven to spend his life accumulating great moments and adventurous days all leading up to a fulfilling life. His personality was full of humor, integrity and generosity. He chose to focus on what good he saw within friends, family and strangers.
He is survived by his parents and stepparents; sisters Carly Jo Crain of Lander, Jill Stark of Riverton, and Jessica Corbett of Great Falls, Mont.; aunt Polly and Eric Johnson of Riverton; nieces and nephews Amanda, Sarah, Elaina and Levi "Stink Wiesel" and countless friends he added into his family along the way.
A memorial account has been set up at Atlantic City Federal Credit Union. Donations can be made in Mr. Corbett's name to help his family.
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