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Jeffrey F. Wells
May 22, 1957 – August 18, 2018

Stayton – Jeffrey, 61, died Saturday, August 18 in Portland. He was born in Salem on May 22, 1957 to Oleta and Fay Wells. Jeffrey grew up in Marion and lived in West Stayton and Stayton all of his life. He worked in the agricultural industry for over 37 years, which he loved, working for Simplot the last 16 years as a crop advisor (field man).

Jeffrey married Linda Klamp on August 5, 1983, whom he loved and cherished as his best friend throughout 35 years of marriage. In 2000, Jeffrey and Linda purchased the Daily Buzz espresso stand and ran until selling in 2005. They then started a restaurant, Wells Landing, where he worked as head chef, which fulfilled a dream of his, until selling the business in 2006.  due to health issues. Jeffrey retired in 2011 on disability related to Crohn’s Disease. He was a loving and devoted father to three sons and a daughter. Jeffrey took and supported 3 grandchildren into his home for periods of their lives while they were in need. He loved to cook and made dinner for his family every night. Jeffrey had a passion for rock hounding, golfing and fly fishing. In recent years, he found joy in spending time with his newest grandchildren, Harrison and Matilda, children of his son, Thomas. In 2016 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and later became sick with severe acute pancreatitis, with complications causing his passing.

Jeffrey is survived by his wife: Linda of Stayton; mother: Oleta Pearson of Marion; children: Melisa Bethel of Stayton, Luke (Jessica) Wells of Mill City, Thomas (Heather) Wells of Salem and Joseph Wells of Stayton; sisters: Carolyn Wells of Montana, Laura Jacobson of Corvallis and Cindy Wells of Marion; 7 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A memorial service will be Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Stayton Community Center. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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