Jay Scott Brownson, age 59, passed away December 27, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana with his loving family by his side.
Jay was born February 8, 1956 in Jamestown, North Dakota, the son of John (Jack) and Ione (Frederick) Brownson. He attended Blacks Kindergarten, Washington Elementary School and Jamestown High School before moving with his parents to Glasgow in 1972. While living in Jamestown he was a cub scout, member of the youth choir of the Presbyterian Church, American Legion Baseball Bat Boy, drummer in the school bands and a high school wrestler. Upon moving to Glasgow he entered high school becoming a drummer in the Scotties School Band, a member of the Speech and Drama Class: where he won several awards. After graduation (Class of 1974) he pursued many interests; selling insurance for several months before returning to Glasgow where he joined rock band as drummer. After traveling with the band for a year, Jay again returned to Glasgow to work for the library and ran the Bookmobile. In 1978 he enrolled at Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he earned a license in Radio & Television Media: a career that he never pursued, instead he became a driving instructor until that company closed. He was hired by Carlyle Plastics (later, Tyco) for the next 15 years. Returning to Glasgow he worked for Pamida and was presently employed by Shopko.
Jay is survived by his mother, Ione Brownson of Glasgow; son, J. D. (Tami) of Brainerd, Minnesota; grandsons; Jay Scott II, Chase, Conner and Caden; brother, John of St. Cloud, Minnesota; nieces, Linsi (David Betz) of Costa Mesa, California, Kari and Sarah Brownson of St. Cloud, Minnesota; special friend, Carole Kickland of Glasgow and may loving cousins.
Jay was preceded in death by his father and two infant brothers.