Jeffrey (Jeff) Mark Jarrell, age 57, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on January 18, 2015 at his home in Chloride, Arizona.
Jeff was born on July 7, 1957 in Jackson, Ohio to parents, Beverly Bragg and the late David C. Jarrell. He is survived by wife, Carol (Mall) Jarrell; mother, Beverly Bragg; step-father, Gene Bragg; and sisters, Jill Jarrell Downard (Bruce), Jayne Callahan (Lester), and Julie Weber (Brandon). Also surviving are a step-son, Ford Minton; nephews, Jarrell Callahan, Tyler Weber and Blake Weber; and niece, Sara Weber.
Besides his father, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Maggie Minton.
Jeff had a remarkable love for nature and science, especially in the fields of herpetology and geology. As a young boy he was known for his explorations of southern Ohio in pursuit of prime reptile and geologic locations.
In the early 1980s, Jeff ventured west to pursue a new career and explore the deserts of Arizona, Nevada and points beyond. His knowledge in geology expanded, which lead him to a very interesting and successful hobby of mineral and gold mining.
Jeff was retired from the Las Vegas local laborers’ union. After a few years of retirement, he went back to work for various companies as a concrete inspector.
There will be no calling hours and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.