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 www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button.
“One life lived, many lives touched.”