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Andrew Olen "Jeff" Jeffries


1937 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
ANDREW OLEN "JEFF" JEFFRIES Age 76, of Riverside, CA, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Ontario, CA. Jeff was born in Los Angeles, CA on April 12, 1937. He moved with his family to Riverside in the early '50s. He graduated from Poly High School in 1955. He served in the Navy on "The USS Jarvis". He was married to Patricia "Pat" Matthews until her passing in 1994. Jeff was a devoted husband and father. He worked for Kaiser Steel and later as a technician with Rockwell Intl. and Boeing. Over his 30+ year aerospace history he worked on the Apollo Space Missions (incl. moon landing); U.S. Space Station; Space Shuttles and GPS systems. He and Pat owned and managed an apartment bldg and "The Cask" restaurant in Corona. After Jeff retired he enjoyed riding his Harley and attending charity functions. Jeff's interests have included silver-smithing and nature photography. He enjoyed watching sunsets along the Santa Ana River - which he described as "God's living paintings". He attended the Harvest Church in Riverside. He will be greatly missed. Jeff is survived by his daughter Donna Jeffries; son Michael Jeffries; brother Harold S. Jeffries; nephew Rod Jeffries. Memorial Services will be held Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10 A.M. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary in Riverside, CA, 951-688-1221. Interment to follow at Olivewood Cemetery.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 20, 2013
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