After graduating from Tooele High School in 1943, Dr. DeLaMare spent three years in the Navy during World War II. Upon returning to Tooele, he married Colleen Stewart on Aug. 9, 1946. Then it was on to four years at the University of Utah where he made the decision to become a dentist. He then attended Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland, Ohio, for an additional four years. He returned to Tooele and opened his dental practice Aug. 9, 1955. He had a successful 36-year career before retiring in July of 1991. He continued keeping up his dental skills donating his time to the Donated Dental Clinic in Salt Lake City and Healthy Smiles in Tooele.
Jay lived on a small farm where he raised many quarter horses and dogs. He was an avid member of the Tooele Bit and Spur Club and could be seen cooking hamburgers during rodeos and events. In 2006 he was honored as the Bit and Spur Grand Marshall.
Jay was committed to the act of preservation. Both preserving the history of Tooele County and the mountain habitat so riders could enjoy the grand environment. He worked with the Tooele Historical Society, Sons of the Utah Pioneers, and Back Country Horseman.
Jay was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a faithful home teacher and attended the temple regularly.
Jay had a great love for his family. He taught his granddaughters how to ride horses and always was taking them on new adventures.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie (Ron) Shubert; granddaughter, Kelli (Brian) McCarthy; granddaughter, Nichole Ratcliffe (Nicholaus Smith); and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 11 a.m., with a prior viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., at the Tooele South Stake Center, 1025 Southwest Dr., Tooele, Utah. Interment will be held at the Tooele City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Willow Springs, Cottage Glen, and Dr. Ted Shultz for the kind and compassionate care of Jay.