- Memorial Service Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Mike (Zig) Williams
September 17, 2018
Jeff was the fastest kid at Meadowlark Elementary and my friend through High School. Energetic, kind, fun, funny and humble. I have many great memories of Jeff and he is a regular character in the stories I tell my kids. They are 16, 18 and 23 now and never met him, but they know about a Jeff Dombrowsky that carried the team and congratulated them for their victory as if he were a small part; that was naturally amazing at many things and still worked hard at them as well as the things he was not; that knew and genuinely liked the kids at school by name that otherwise felt out of place; that was so proud of his family; that never once let me win at HORSE or PIG. Not even once!
I had the privilege of playing countless games of Horse out at the end of his street. I was no athlete, it's just what he was doing when I got there much of the time. He'd let me get a few letters on him, before comically losing his patience and yell, "...arc Zig, arc- you can't just throw it at the rim...!" or something similar. (An odd trait he shared with our mutual friend Phil McGuigan) In every last attempt though, he finished me off respectfully with behind the back, from the Robinson's porch, double-bouncing physically impossible shots. Then he'd laugh and make some goofy Steve Martin Egyptian gestures like he was surprised. I loved losing to Jeff and feel so fortunate for knowing him.
May 12, 2018
Jeff was always someone who could be trusted with anything. I neve heard him say anything bad about anyone. From what I remember the world has lost a good man April 1st. I wish I could have had some more contact with him since just after highschool.
My condolences to his friends and family.
Gordon & Terri Southwick
May 4, 2018
A deep loss and disbelief has been felt by everyone.
We were fortunate in knowing Jeff from early childhood to the present
due to his being my sister Jo Ann's youngest child.
From childhood to his passing, Jeff always exhibited a gentle spirit and loving nature.
Although our times together were limited, mainly Thanksgiving dinners in Eugene
and family reunions on the Oregon coast, he was always a joy to talk to and
a wonderful nephew who will be missed.
May 3, 2018
So many great family gatherings and memories over the years. This one is Matt, Jeff and I at the 2013 Family reunion at "St. Mary's by the Sea", Rockaway Oregon.
You will always be in our prayers.
Brian Southwick & Linda Kiens
April 29, 2018
As the story goes, Jeff and I were to be born on the same day. Thousands of miles rested between us, as my parents lived in Iowa and Bob and JoAnn lived in Oregon ... but our due dates were identical. However, as is the case with Iowa in January, an impending snow storm (and a doctor's suggestion to induce) altered history, and I arrived four days earlier.
I was in second grade when we finally moved to Oregon and became part of a horde of cousins that I still can't wait to see. Jeff and Laura were my closest in age and therefore my closest playmates. Every summer, it seemed, we all congregated at Grandma and Grandpa Southwick’s house in Albany. It was there I remember Jeff and I playing at the park or having a Checkers tournament on a rainy day. I remember plunking down on the floor to watch Lawrence Welk on TV and running up those steep, narrow stairs to play hide-and-seek in the bedrooms. And I remember exploring Grandpa Southwick’s garage (Where was the parental supervision?) and drinking 7-up straight from the bottle on the back steps. Although I have fond memories of Jeff at his parents’ annual Thanksgiving and Bingo extravaganza, it will be those summer months that are etched in my heart. It is when being young and silly and thinking nothing could get better than Grandma’s cinnamon rolls was blissfully simple ... and perfect. It is in those musings that I will always see Jeff’s face. I will miss you, my almost identical cousin.
April 22, 2018
Going through my albums, I found this picture of Jeff, Matt and Bobby. So many memories to cherish.
April 13, 2018
Its been a long week for the Beaumont Family, first we lost You and then Dad with 10 days of each other. We're gonna miss you, no doubt about it. You were a blessing to us, loved giving you a good or bad time about your Ducks, Sheldon HS. Words can not describe how I feel! YOU ARE MY BOTHER, Hope to see you on the other side some DAY!
April 12, 2018
Jeff and Matt were really close through life, as many siblings are. Here is a wonderful picture of the two boys.
April 11, 2018
I met Jeffrey working for Nabisco. He made me laugh. He made so many laugh. We often would go to lunch together. There is a pizza place in Ashland we would go to that he went to when he was in college. I remember thinking how bad the pizza was. But, he had good memories there, so we would go... I have so many good memories with Jeffrey. I am thankful to have met him. And stayed friends with him, even after our Nabisco adventures.
April 11, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Jeff for 13 years at Nabisco. Jeff could and would light up a room with his presence. He genuinely cared about others and their wellbeing. Jeff enjoyed being a dad and was proud of his siblings of which he would talk of often. Jeff found the good in others at all times. He will be missed by all those who had the opportunity to cross paths with Jeff. May peace be with him.
April 9, 2018
Jeff was such a beautiful baby. This picture was taken in the Big White House not long after he was born.
April 9, 2018
Jeff was so excited when Kyleigh was born. He was so happy our Mother got to meet her.
April 8, 2018
Here is a great picture of Jeff and Matt sitting on Dad's lap.
April 8, 2018
We would like to share some pictures of my brother Jeff. We all love Jeff and will miss him always.
April 8, 2018
My earliest memory of Jeff is his bright, happy face. He was always smiling and laughing. Except if the Ducks were losing.. It is difficult to write about someone whose life was cut in the middle. Grandma who was finally able to go hold her two babies again could not have been ready to welcome her youngest this soon. She and Jeff had such a special bond that even as a young child it was impossible to not see. The love of a mother and her son. I have to think he just needed to be back with her and I pray he has found peace with his mother he loved so much. Grief is a hard road. One that throughout our life, if we live it long enough will be traveled many times. I for one choose to remember happy, laughing Jeff who would sneak me candy when my parents were not looking. Jeff who thought to buy me dolls and made grandma drive him to our house so he could give them to me. Jeff who was always happy to see me and would swing me high in the air. Someday we will all meet again. Until that time, I will cry and wish that I could change what is.
April 7, 2018
Jeff was my little brother. I was almost 17 when he was born. I remember when Mom went into the hospital. We were all so anxious for him to come into this world. Jeff and our family share many fond memories. We had so much fun when he would come camping with us at Big Lake, or to Galesville Damn where we skied all day. Jeff was an athlete and always happy. Jeff and I spent many hours on the phone just talking about life in general. The death of our Mother was hard for all of us, but especially Jeff. He always called Mom twice a week, even when she no longer knew who he was. He insisted they put the phone to her ear where he could tell her he loved her. He shared precious moments of his children with Mom. Jeff had a big heart. Although he is gone, he will always be in my heart. Love you Jeff, your Big sister Debbie.
April 7, 2018
I hope with all my heart that my grandmother welcomed him with open arms at the gates to heaven. He was the fun Uncle and close enough in age he could of been my brother. He was only 10 years older than I was. I remember the few times he came camping with us we had some fun times. Our family get togethers he was always there. He was one of the people who was the life of the gatherings. He had a big heart. He will always be in my heart. And I know he will always be watching over his family. I love you Uncle Jeff.
Keryl Robinson Munger
April 5, 2018
I am deeply saddened and heart sick at the loss of my friend. We grew up together, and his loss will be felt for many years. My prayers go out to his dad Bob, brothers Bobby and Matt, sisters Debby and Cathy, and all of his neices, nephews, sister-in-laws, brother-inlaws, and his wife and children.
Julie Gengler - Dorr
April 5, 2018
I am shocked and so deeply saddened to hear this news. Jeff was one of my best friends in our late teens and early twenties. My prayers go out to his family. Please keep me posted on any service planned.