Jay Walter Tyrrel was born in Oklahoma City, OK on Sept. 26, 1929. Jay was one of six siblings born to the Dudley family and was later adopted by Claude and Jetta Tyrrel. Jay graduated from Perris Union High School in 1947 and later Riverside University in 1971. He married his high school sweetheart, Eva Ruth Burns, on Aug. 8, 1947 and they were later sealed for all of time and eternity in the LDS Los Angeles Temple in 1963.
Eva was born in San Bernardino to Oscar and Lizzie Burns. Eva was the tenth child and “baby” of the family. Eva held several church positions, including first counselor to the Relief Society President in Ajijic, Spanish speaking Ward, in Mexico.
Jay and Eva enjoyed travel. They visited Brazil, Panama, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Japan. They lived in Mexico for over 10 years.
Jay enjoyed golf, sports, history, genealogy, writing and card games, but his greatest passion was people. Jay felt as though nobody was a stranger and believed everyone who was in need, was worthy of help and assistance. He excelled in the sport of Judo, earning a Black Belt in 1959. He was also a Judo instructor in Japan for five years during his military service. He also wrote policy and physical fitness training manuals for the USAF.
Jay and Eva are survived by their sons Mike Tyrrel and Steve Tyrrel (wife Colleen), daughters Liz Cummings (husband David) and Lydia See, ten grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, his twin brother Jerry Tyrrel, his sister Sue Miles, many nieces and newphews and countless friends.
Jay and Eva are now eternally together.