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Weldon Jay CumminsJanuary 14, 1941 ~ November 26, 2017 (age 76)
On November 26, 2017 the lights dimmed for a moment as we lost one of the good ones: Weldon Jay Cummins, 76, of Great Falls passed away of natural causes at Peace Hospice.
Born January 14, 1941 in Okemah, OK to Howard and Gladys Wilcox Cummins, Jay joined the U. S. Army after finishing school. He served proudly from 1958 until 1961. He became a firefighter, protecting the community of Modesto, CA for twenty years.
Jay loved games, gunsmithing, and woodworking. He was a mountain man, and a member of the California muzzle loading and shooting groups. He held several local and state positions in the American Legion.
Survivors include his daughter, Trace Cummins of Whitefish, MT; sons, John (Desiree) Cummins of Fort Eustis, VA, Ren (Lizz) Cummins of Bothell, WA; sisters, Shirla Burns, Sue Perry, Betty Wheeler; brothers, Howard “Sid” Cummins, Fred Cummins; six grandchildren, Trace-Benjamin Cummins, John-Tristan Tiller, Emma, Evan and Daphne Cummins, Ren-Jillian Cummins; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Linda Carter, Rose Hogan, Wilma Walls; brother, Willie Cummins.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org