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Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise/Caroline Titus
Jack Mays donated his art work to the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce for two billboards on Highway 101.
Photo courtesy the Mays family.
Jack Mays in college. He smoked a pipe for years and years, until his diagnosis, says his wife, Donna Mays.
Photo courtesy the Mays family
Jack Mays in 1968 wearing a 40-pound bronze gun belt he made. He dreamed of writing a western, says Caroline Titus, and made several western movie props.
Photo courtesy the Mays family
Jack Mays in college.
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Jack Mays in college.
Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise, Jack Mays collection
Jack Mays in his Ferndale foundry, 1967.
Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise, Jack Mays collection
Jack Mays at a kinetic sculpture race.
Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise, Jack Mays collection
Jack and Donna Mays at a son's wedding.
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Mays inventorying his long-forgotten bronzes in his barn, just before they went on display in November 2011 at the new Mind's Eye Manufactory on Main Street, Ferndale. In the foreground, his self-portrait, pouring bronze.
Photo courtesy Carrie Grant
Jack Mays drawing Diane's Café in Ferndale.
Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise/Caroline Titus
Jack Mays and Ferndale Elementary art instructor Willa Briggs at a rare showing of Jack's colored pencil drawings in 2007 to kick off his Amaysing Grace Foundation.
Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise/Caroline Titus
Former First District Humboldt County Supervisor Jimmy Smith and wife, Jacque, presented Jack Mays with a resolution signed by the board of supervisors at Mays' 2005 "Party in the Vineyard" at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. The event raised funds for Mays' medical care after he was diagnosed in late 2004 with stage four kidney cancer. Mays and Smith have a special relationship as fellow cancer survivors.
Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise/Caroline Titus
Jack Mays and his daughter Marcia Manker at a 2005 fundraiser held in his honor. Manker is CEO of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Calif., where Mays traveled frequently for chemotherapy. Manker is holding a painting of Jack Mays at work, donated to the fundraiser by former Ferndale artist Donnis Smith.
Photo courtesy Carrie Grant
Jack Mays and cartoons from The Ferndale Enterprise.
Photo by Heidi Walters
Caroline Titus, editor of The Ferndale Enterprise, with a pile of Jack Mays' editorial cartoons.
Photo by Heidi Walters
Caroline Titus, editor of The Ferndale Enterprise, with a pile of Jack Mays' editorial cartoons.
Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise/Caroline Titus
Jack Mays and the lighthouse he chained himself to in 2010 at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds to protest the U.S. Coast Guard's plan to take away the historic Fresnel lens for preservation.
Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise/Caroline Titus
Jack Mays in 2012 dancing with Ferndale Enterprise editor Caroline Titus at the Friends of the Humboldt County Fair "Fair Bash," held underneath the fair's grandstands.
Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise/Caroline Titus
Jack Mays and Carrie Grant
Photo courtesy Carrie Grant
Jack Mays and Carrie Grant
Photo by Heidi Walters
Donna Mays, Jack Mays' wife, with one of her husband's original Ferndale Cemetery drawings.
Photo by Heidi Walters
Jack Mays with his daughter Michelle (left) and wife Donna (right)
Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise/Caroline Titus
Jack Mays and his grandson Garret Mays in 2005.
Photo by Heidi Walters
A page from Jack and grandson Garret's disgusting soup book project.
Photo by Terrence McNally
Jack Mays, February 2014.
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Photo courtesy The Ferndale Enterprise/Caroline Titus
Jack Mays donated his art work to the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce for two billboards on Highway 101.

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