March 19, 2013
Jess Jack John (Jay) Butcher, of New Auburn, Wis., and formerly of Issaquah, died in his sleep of a heart attack early Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the age of 70.
Jess was born Jan. 1, 1943 in Chicago, the first son of Jack R. and Bette M. (Potter) Butcher. Jay was an avid outdoorsman who wanted nothing more than to head out on the next big hunt. He spent hisyouth on Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, and moved to New Auburn in 1959.