Jeffrey Lauren Bryan

March 18, 1951March 21, 2014

I am sad to announce that in the early hours of March 22nd, Jeff Bryan ended his adventure on earth to move on to his next adventure. Everyone who knew him knows this world is a sadder place without him but whatever is next will be enriched to have him part of it. No one could live life like Jeff did, even when golf was no longer possible, so ever competitive, poker took its place, even winning a poker tournament in Reno. (By the way, he had 4 holes in one in his golfing days.) He was a natural leader and at one time or another belonged to pretty much every local club and association, being the proudest at being accepted in the Auburn Fire Department as an Honorary Member. Jeff was born and raised here in Auburn. He attended the local schools and Floral School in Denver, Colorado. He was the owner of Bryan’s Auburn Florist until retirement in 2005. Jeff is survived by his wife Jeannie of 33 years, children Lisa Candiloro (John) of Pleasanton, Scott Bryan (Julie) of Foresthill, and Jeffery Bryan of Lincoln, sisters Patricia George of Berkeley and Linda Sewell (Jon) of Lake Oswego, Oregon, 4 special grandchildren; Alexa Bryan, Dominic Candiloro, Nina Candiloro and Cole Bryan, his mother Florence Bryan and many dear family members and friends. There will be a private graveside service at the New Auburn Cemetery. A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will take place at the Martin Park Fire Station on 485 High Street, Auburn CA at 11:30am. Jeff would be honored to have donations in his name given to the Auburn Fire Department.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jeffrey Lauren Bryan

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Darlene Ferreira Garland

April 1, 2014

To the whole family, including Florence. I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I know that I heard Florence talk so highly of Jeff, and know that he will be very missed by her and all his family.

Ken & Monique Hall

March 29, 2014

Jeannie and Family,
We are sorry to hear of Jeff's passing, we know he is in a better place. Jeff was an amazing person and an inspiration to all around him. May you find comfort in the memories of the many lives he touched and gave hope to. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Bob Porter

March 29, 2014

Jeannie and Family. I was shocked to learn of Jeff's passing. Why we hadn't talked in a while I always remember what a great friend that he was. Our days together in the flower business,early mornings at the Flower Market the fun times we had playing golf together at Auburn Valley or Del Paso I will always remember. He was someone I could always count on to tell me what he thought and not always what I wanted to hear. I treasured his advise and I will miss that.

March 28, 2014

I want to send my sincere condolences to the Bryan family. Although I did not know Jeff and Jeannie personally, I had the privilege of working at Bryan's Florist for five plus years; what a delightful job that was. We always had so many of our customers come in asking about Jeff. He was a very beloved person in our community and will be missed by all who knew him.
Bonnie Doughty

Mark & Iney (Dalton) Fowler

March 28, 2014

Jeannie & family, We are sorry for your loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend. May knowing others care give you encouragement during this difficult time & your memories of him, with him be forever a bright light to you. God bless you. PHS alumni 1959 & 1965

March 27, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. We are keeping you & your family in our prayers. God Bless you.
Ralph & Patricia Martinez

Harold (Buck) Gein

March 27, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Greg Carter

March 26, 2014

Jeff was always a dear friend, even with the distance our lives placed upon us. I will miss him and all the memories I have of the times when we were much closer. Jeannie and all of Jeff's extended are in my thoughts and prayers.
Greg Carter, Florence, Montana

March 26, 2014

Jeannie. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Jeff was an awesome man and we will miss him. Ron and Joanne Lichau

Rich Munster

March 26, 2014

Jeannie, We are very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rich and Nancy Munster