Obituaries: L. Phillip Jeffrey (1930-2008)


L. Phillip Jeffrey


L. Phillip Jeffrey passed away at his home Dec. 9, 2008, after a long battle with cancers. He was born on April 9, 1930 in Freeport, Ill.

Phil served honorably in Korea as a specialist first class in the Army, where he received a purple heart. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Lockheed in the Bay Area for 30 years. Phil spent the best part of his life in Crescent City. He spent his time helping people through his church and community. In his later years, you could find him on the golf course or at his home in Hiouchi.

Phil is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Jeffrey, daughter Julie Collins of San Jose; three sons, Phil Jeffrey of Cedar Hills, Utah, Donn Jeffrey of Crescent City, and David Jeffrey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Family and friends are welcomed to a graveside service at Del Norte County Veteran's Cemetery on Saturday at 11 a.m.

The family requests contributions be made to the LDS Missionary Fund in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.

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