Jeff passed away on July 5th in Burien, Washington, where he had lived for more than 45 years.
He was born in Vancouver and at the age of twelve moved with his family to Fish Lake (Sausser Lake) in the Cariboo, where as a young boy he rode his horse five miles to school at Miocene.
Jeff worked as a cowboy on the Gang Ranch as a young man. He then joined the Canadian Air Force and later worked for United Airlines for 38 years. Jeff travelled extensively throughout the world and enjoyed Major League Baseball, music, art, gardening and animals, especially his dog Partner. Jeff had many friends and was always cheerful and happy-go-lucky.
Jeff was predeceased by his parents Jefferson Tyler Branch and Jessie Dearinger Branch, his brothers Dick and Bob, his sister Olive and nephews Richard, Bill, David and Randy. He is survived by his daughter Valerie, step-daughter Shellie, nephews Peter, Don, Glenn, John and nieces Donna, Lois, Sheila and Janet.
To honour Jeff’s memory and celebrate his life, friends and family are invited to the Miocene Hall on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2 pm for a life celebration. Donations in his memory may be made to a local Humane Society.