Jeffrey Donald Curry

Jeffrey Donald Curry

January 24, 1961 – November 18, 2022

Jeff was born in Redwood City, California, to Gerald and Audrey (Birch) Curry.  He began his lifelong career in the nut industry after graduating from Chico High School in 1979.  He was a Pistachio Grower and International Marketer of tree nuts, owning pistachio orchards in California and Arizona during his lifetime.  His from-the-ground-up experience and natural ability to engage with others made him instrumental in the construction of pistachio plants both in California and abroad in Australia.

He was a much beloved and dedicated husband, father, and friend who was deeply committed to his family. He was actively involved in the communities he lived in, serving on several different boards in volunteer capacities, including the California Pistachio Commission, Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department, Lemoore Little League, as well as the Madera Golf and Country Club.

Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Linda Henningsen. Survived by his wife, Michele, of 37 years; his sons Kyle (Tora) and Kevin (Allison); grandchildren: Jaxon, Ava, and Cooper; brother Steven (Carol); and many nephews and nieces.

Memorials on Jeff’s behalf may be directed to the Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department, 210 Fox Street, Lemoore, CA 93245.

A casual gathering in Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held at West Center Chapel, Saturday, January 21, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

To view a livestream of the service, go to and click the “View Live Cast” button.

“One life lived, many lives touched.”


  • John Posted November 30, 2022 12:07 pm

    Sending heartfelt condolences to Jeff’s family. John & Lynn Birch

  • Jean Griffith Posted November 30, 2022 1:45 pm

    To Michele and her boys and family; My sincere condolence for your loss. I am so sorry this has happened to such a wonderful cousin. Sending my love and prayers for these hard times.j
    Jean Griffith 3619 E Willow Ave. Phoenix, AZ. 85032

  • María Carrazco Escobar Posted December 3, 2022 12:07 pm

    Michele, Kyle and Kevin, I sed you a big hug and my most sincere condolences in the loss of such beautiful person, may the grace of God fill your hearts with peace. Jeff, my dear friend and mentor, may your soul rest in peace. You will be profoundly missed.

  • Blanca Arce Posted December 3, 2022 8:32 pm

    My sincere sympathies go out to you. May God bless you with comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  • Randy Cervelli Posted December 4, 2022 9:41 am

    Michelle,Kevin,and Kyle….I am heartbroken to read of Jeff’s passing….he was one of my all time favorite guys! May God bless you and comfort you and your families….Again I am heartbroken…. Sincer elywith love, Randy Cervelli

  • Tommy & Felicity, Zoe, Walter, and Olive Allen Posted December 6, 2022 11:16 pm

    We spent a lot of time together over the years and it was never enough. A bright light had left this world and moved on to the next. I will see you again Jeff, sitting near the father, save a seat for me.

  • Harpeet Purewal Posted December 7, 2022 4:19 pm

    Jeff was an incredible person. The loss of a loved one is one of the life’s most challenging moments. I am sending you my condolences and love.

  • Lemoore Fire Department Posted December 9, 2022 10:39 am

    On behalf of Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department, we would like to send our condolences to Michelle, Kyle and Kevin and families. We are deeply saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was a valuable asset to the Lemoore Fire Department from 1991 to 1999. We were sad to see him leave due to a job transfer, but had always hoped we would see him again. Many of us were fortunate enough to raise our children together while enjoying watching them play Lemoore youth sports such as pop warner and baseball and countless activities. Jeff was an outstanding volunteer and we are grateful to have had him as a part of our department. Again, we send our heartfelt condolences. Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Mojgan Amin Posted December 16, 2022 2:21 pm

    Our sincere condolence for your loss. We are deeply saddened by this unfortunate event. Sending love and prayers to your family. Your friends at Primex.

  • Micah Baughman Posted December 16, 2022 5:32 pm

    Jeff made me and my family feel like a very valued people. He cared about relationships and getting to truly know people. He was sincere, honest and a straight shooter. Heluva good example of a good man, husband and father. So sorry for his family.

  • Stanley & Cecilia Kjar Posted January 17, 2023 2:49 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Michele and family. Jeff was always a good friend to us and had some wonderful laughs with him. He will be sorely missed.

  • Brian & Jeanne Castadio Posted January 19, 2023 8:44 pm

    COACH! We sure are going to miss you. Our years together through LIttle League were the best ever and the years after at weddings and other visits made our friendship even better. Lots of comforting prayer to Michele, the boys and their family’s.. I am sure you will be coaching your grand babies from up above in the years to come. May God’s perpetual light shine upon you..

  • Barbara Bair Posted January 21, 2023 12:31 pm

    Dear Michele, Kyle and Kevin, thank you so much for sharing Jeff’s Celebration of Life online. I was not able to make it in person and am so grateful that I was able to hear your stories and feel your love for Jeff from afar. He would be so proud of you all now, just as he was in life. I can see how he lives on in all of you.

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