J. Rew, son of John H and Marcia Butt Yaryan, was born September 9, 1915, at
Knowlton IA, moving to Diagonal with the family when he was a small boy.
He attended the public school in Diagonal graduating from the high school with
the class of 1933.
He served in the United States Army during World War II, and remained in
Germany after the conflict as chief medical officer for the US zone of the
United Nations Rehabilitation and Relief administration. He returned to the
States in 1947 and in May of 1948 opened a Dairy queen store in Boone.
Jay R. Yaryan and Crystal Louis Moore were married on June 14, 1948, and have
since made their home in Boone excepting for last year when they lived in
Marshalltown returning to their Boone home this summer.
On June 6, 1966, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in education by
Drake University and following this taught social studies and was assistant
coach at Miller junior High school in Marshalltown for two years. He had
contracted to teach and coach in the junior high in Boone this school year.
He had many interests and hobbies throughout his life, having been keenly
interested in athletics as a participant and a spectator, playing professional
baseball on the west coast as a young man. He held a greater interest in
people and was happiest when able to help others.
Jay R. Yaryan died very suddenly at his home August 22, 1968 a few weeks
before his 53rd birthday. He is survived by his wife, Crystal, his sister
Marie Yaryan of Des Moines, and an aunt, Mrs. Clarence Ives of Mt. Ayr, two
nieces and three nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in Boone, with graveside
services at Knowlton cemetery.
Submission by Nancy Sackett, February of 2014