James Alan "Jay" Shelley

August 5th, 1986February 11th, 2019

James Alan Shelley (Jay) passed away unexpectedly on February 11, 2019. He was 32 years old and lived in Westminster, Colorado. He came into the world at Boulder Community Hospital on August 5, 1986. He was the 3rd child of his parents, Wayne Shelley and Tamoria Sliz. Jay attended schools in Niwot, Longmont and graduated from Father Lopez Catholic High School of Daytona Beach, Florida in May of 2004. He attended CSU in Fort Collins, but eventually settled on The Art Institute of Colorado Culinary School in Denver and graduated from there in June of 2012. He worked for The Flagstaff House in Boulder, managed The Pantry Shoppe and most recently worked for Front Range Brewing Company in Lafayette, CO. Jay also enjoyed many summers (and tolerated winters) working on the family farm in Pennsylvania where he ran farm equipment and cared for all kinds of livestock. In lieu of flowers please donate in his name to a charity of your choice. He especially cared for animals. In addition to his father with Diane Strong and his mother with John Sliz, Jay is survived by his sister Amber (Brett) and brother Charles (Lisa) and their 3 children, Lucy, Oliver and Max.


Funeral services will be held at the Ascent Community Church – 550 S McCaslin Blvd, Louisville Co at 4:00PM on February 18th.








Tammy, Wayne and Family: So sorry to hear about the loss of Jay. Unfortunately I only knew him as a sweet little baby when Buzz, Steven and I visited you in Pennsylvania. Sounds like he grew into a fine young man that you all could be proud of. I will keep all of you in my prayers as you struggle to cope in the days ahead. Sincerely, Deb Johnson (Rosson)
As Deb said above, you all will be in the prayers of the Rossons. Buzz, Steven, Kimberly, Angela, and Sonny Jim.
To Jay’s family, I only learned tonight of Jay’s passing. I had worked with Jay at Cottage Home while he ran the Pantry. I was so saddened to hear the isnews. I had asked if he was still bartending at the brewery when I learned of your loss. I am so sorry; Jay was a sweet guy and a pleasure to work with. Please accept my sincerest condolences. In sympathy, Kathy Bacon