“Hey, take care not to have an horror smash on the way home!”
Jeff passed in Anacortes on Guemes Island, November 7, 2016 at the age 73. He was born in Seattle on September 17, 1943 to parents Richard and Frances (Walker) Gent.
Jeff was raised in Seattle in Rainier Valley and graduated from Franklin High School in 1961. Following two years in the U.S. Army, including a year in Vietnam, Jeff knocked around Australia and New Zealand before settling in the Perth area for about 20 years. While in Perth, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Western Australia.
In 1991 Jeff returned to Guemes Island where he owned and operated a gravel pit and excavating service until emphysema forced him into semi-retirement over the last few years.