James Stephen Strange “Jay”, age 42, of Albuquerque, N.M. for 16 years,
formerly of Chesterton, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008 in
He was born March 11, 1965 in College Station, Texas.
Jay is survived by his mother Elizabeth M. (Stephens) Tarchala of Porter.
He is also survived by siblings
Marc (Keri) Tarchala
of Overland Park, Kan., Shaun (Richard) Beecher of Martinsville, Gene
(Emily) Strange of Arlington, Texas, Peggy (Charles) Thomas of Portage, and
Colleen (Jan) Olstad of Albuquerque; 10 nieces and nephews; an aunt, Anita
(Eloy) Serna of Albuquerque and an uncle, Theodore (Jeanie) Stephens of Palo
He was preceded in death by his father, James Strange, a sister Sherry
Strange and step-father, Barney Tarchala.
Jay was a registered nurse in the OR at University of New Mexico Hospital.
Jay will be missed by all who knew him. He was a good friend and an
Funeral Service, Major LeeAnn Burkett and Major Brian Burkett officiating,
will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 19 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Interment
will be at Chesterton Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. until time of
service at 2 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.