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Jeffrey William (Jeff) Alden, age 57, of Savannah passed away on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at his residence.
Jeff was born on February 2, 1957 in Wilmington, North Carolina to Jean Thayer Cox Alden and John William Alden.
Preceded in death by his parents, Jeff is survived by 3 sisters, Evelyn Mills Simons and Alice Steed Alden Wright, both of Jemez Springs, New Mexico and Meredith Alden Reid of Vancouver, Washington as well as 3 nephews, 3 nieces, a great-nephew and a special friend, Betty Cosby.
Jeff graduated from Sol C. Johnson High School in 1975 and later received a Masters Degree in Nursing from Georgia Southern College.
Having served in the Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic from 1975 to 1979 he afterwards put that training to use at Grumman Aircraft in Savannah.
There wasn’t a whole lot of fancy stuff about Jeff. He was a doer. He had a strong sense of what is right and what is just plain wrong, and didn’t mind telling it.
He was a good carpenter and could fix things. He was proudly amused with the "ride-along" he built and attached to his scooter so that his dogs could accompany him on adventures. Way back, he and his Dad made some fine Adirondack chairs in their wood shop in Jeff’s garage.
He was a stalwart at the St. James Storytellers Group, and a friend to many of the people who attended. He is remembered in the Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community Story as the person holding an umbrella over Mr. Welcome at a birthday party at Jane Fishman’s house, and as the person who took his pick-up truck with Mr. Welcome’s things in the back and Mr. Welcome in the front and took Mr. Welcome home, to his house, from the nursing home.
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