Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Jay Nelson Dallin\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tJay Nelson Dallin, born December 8, 1923. Jay was the 3rd of 5 children born to James Selby Dallin and Mary Lucuil Nelson. He was raised in Spanish Fork, Utah, and Las Vegas, Nevada. \n\nBefore joining the Army to fight in World War II, Jay met a beautiful young girl, Clista Marie Erickson, and love was born. During a Military leave, Jay returned home to marry his sweetheart and to be sealed for all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on January 11,1945. Soon after he was shipped out. \n\nUpon returning home to his wife from war, Jay and Marie started their lives together. Their family soon followed with a son, Ron; a daughter, Brenda; another son, Randy; and another daughter, Cindy. No children were loved more than these and were truly the light of their lives. \n\nJay was hardworking and found his niche in the grocery business. As time went on, he knew he could work hard enough to open his own business. Jay had a great love of people and had a strong desire to help them save money on their grocery bill, so Storehouse Market was created. He worked many hours, grew to know and love the people of Provo and surrounding cities. Jay became a legend in the grocery business for his hard work, creative talents, integrity, and love of people. \n\nJay and Marie raised their children to love and serve God, and to work hard. Jay was blessed to serve in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many capacities. He loved his service to God and Country. \nJay and Marie had a wonderful life together for 63 years. When Marie died April 12, 2008, Jay was devastated. How he missed his sweetheart! For a year and a half, Jay tried to fill his days, but loneliness and a desire for companionship and someone to love, led him to Renee Dover. Renee, and her late husband were friends of Jay and Marie's in St. George. She was lonely too. They were married December 29th, 2009. For 9 years they shared a wonderful marriage. We will forever be grateful for Renee and the tenderness she showed Dad, and how she kept him young and truly blessed the remainder of his life. \n\nJay has always been larger than life and leaves a legacy of love, unselfish service, a bright, strong testimony of Jesus Christ, and a family who will miss him more than we can imagine. But the reunion with his sweetheart Marie calms our cries and fills the emptiness his passing leaves. \n\nJay leaves behind his wife of 9 years, Renee; his son Ron (Sandra Smoot); his daughter Brenda Lee; his son Randy (Janet Harper); his daughter Cindy (David Clements); 19 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; and 1 great, great grandchild on the way.\n\nFuneral services will be held Tuesday, October 23rd at the Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Avenue, Provo, Utah at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held Monday evening 6:00-8:00p.m. at the Nelson Family Mortuary, and a viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. before the funeral. Interment will be at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery at 400 South 400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah. \n\nWe wish to thank the wonderful EMT's who were tender and kind to Dad and the ER staff at Utah Valley Hospital. You were so kind and gave us time to say our "Goodbyes". We wish to thank Nelson Family Mortuary for your guidance at this time, and the Grandview 16th Ward Relief Society sisters who have prepared a luncheon for the family.