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October 02, 1947 to July 01, 2020-Jay Sterling Folsom transitioned from his earthly life on July 1, 2020

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jay Sterling FolsomJay Sterling Folsom transitioned from his earthly life on July 1, 2020.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1947 in Long Beach, California,

where he grew to love surfing, fishing, family vacations in

the Sierra Nevada's, collecting insects and exploring the

natural world.

He graduated from California State University in

1971 with a BA in Biology. He moved with his first

wife, Sandy (Hurley) Morehouse and their growing

family to Portland, Oregon. There, Jay completed his

BS in Medical Technology at the University of Oregon

Health Sciences Center. While working in the hospital

laboratory, Jay developed an interest in the use of

computers in the laboratory. That interest eventually

led to a new career working exclusively in laboratory

computer information management.

Around that time his first marriage was ending.

His new career took him to labs across the country.

Jay eventually resettled in Columbia after marrying

Therese Butler Folsom in 1990. His love of nature,

fishing, insect study and Therese kept him happy there.

Jay maintained his strong family ties to his parents,

siblings and daughters on the west coast and traveled

often to visit them.

Jay is preceded in death by his parents, John and

Martha Folsom (Sullivan). He left many people who

will greatly miss his love, practicality and sarcasm

including his wife of 30 years, Therese Butler Folsom

of Columbia; sister, Pam Folsom Sich of Long Beach;

sister, Beverly Folsom Wiegand (Lane) of Deming,

Washington; brother, James Folsom of Portland; his

first wife, Sandra Morehouse (Dennis) of Hillsboro,

Oregon; his daughters, Kimberly Folsom (Alejandro

Tecum) of Cornelius, Oregon; Jennifer Folsom of

Gresham, Oregon; Katherine Folsom of Kansas City;

step-daughter, Amanda Busselman Gloriod (Patrick)

of Peachtree City, Georgia. Jay taught all of his 15

grandchildren and even his nieces and nephews to fish,

and they will miss him dearly.

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