Longtime JASNA member and Southwest board member Jaye Scholl Bohlen (pictured above, right, with Jan Fahey) passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 4, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Charlie, and children Avis, Charles III and Peter.
She played many roles during a storied and varied career — investigative reporter, communications director for a hedge fund marketing firm and running a financial business. Jaye worked for Barron’s from 1982 to 2002, serving as its West Coast editor. She also was a contributing writer for Alpha and Absolute Return magazines.
Jaye earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Skidmore College and then matriculated to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, where she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow. She was a contributing author to Writing About Business and A Guide to Economics and Business Reporting, both published by Columbia University Press.
She served on JASNA Southwest’s board for the past dozen years in a variety of capacities, including secretary, publicity chair and nominating committee chair. In addition to her successful career, Jaye was the consummate hostess, graciously holding numerous board meetings at her home in Glendale, making gorgeous flower arrangements for JASNA SW regional meetings, helping put together the beautiful gift baskets raffled at many of our meetings and seeking wonderful new venues for our regional gatherings.
As part of the 2017 national Annual General Meeting hosted by JASNA Southwest at Huntington Beach, Jan Fahey and Jaye collaborated for months with event planners, caterers, docents and archivists at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens to create a memorable daylong pre-conference event. Jaye also was instrumental in orchestrating the June 1, 2019 event at The Huntington. That gathering was fittingly dedicated to her memory. Jaye will be truly and deeply missed for her humor, wisdom, intelligence, vivacity and compassion. May she rest in peace.