Charles John Jeffords, 78, of Green Valley, AZ died on August 19, 2019. Charles was born January 25,
1941 to Raymond and Helen (O’Neill) Jeffords of Hartford, WI. He graduated from Hartford High School
in 1959 and began a five-year tenure as a Brother in the Redemptorist Order. This dedication to service
continued throughout his life. Charles worked for JC Penney, the Milwaukee Park System, Western
Electric and learned upholstery skills before settling into his 34-year career at Wisconsin Electric in
Milwaukee, WI. Charles traveled the world with friends. Upon retirement, he left the cold winters of
Wisconsin and moved to Green Valley, Arizona to enjoy a community of friends and pursue his many
hobbies. Always in motion and busy, Charles was hardworking and creative whether he was cooking a
meal for family and friends, baking delicious breads, building a grandfather clock, creating an intricate
stained-glass piece, wood working or growing roses in the desert. He knew how to clean everything and
was fastidious. A master candy maker, he spent numerous hours creating the coveted Christmas treats.
He enjoyed being outdoors and could often be found gardening, hiking or horseback riding. Charles
continued serving his community through volunteer activities including his dedicated service at Our Lady
of the Valley and the White Elephant. He also engaged regularly in acts of kindness, assisting people who
were in need of help.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and his two older brothers, Bob and Tom. He is survived by
his sister Kathleen Jeffords of Madison, WI in addition to many other extended family members and
dear friends. Charles was the keeper of the family history with a memory that was unsurpassed. He will
not be forgotten by all who love and miss him. An internment of ashes will be held at noon on Saturday,
October 26, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life at the Tally Ho Restaurant in
Hartford, WI. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Country Fair White Elephant, Attn:
K. Lavo, PO Box 970, Green Valley, AZ 85622.
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October 26, 2019
St Patrick's Cemetery
2063 St Patrick's Circle
Hartford, WI 53027