Chett Jessee

Obituary of Chett Jessee

Chett Jessee, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many, died Monday September 25th at home in the company of his children and loved ones. He was born on July 29, 1957, the son of Paul and Marcia Jessee in Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to California as a child with his family, settling in Campbell, California. He later moved to Scotts Valley. Following high school, Chett attended NTMA Machining and became a master machinist.

Chett lived life with a drive, vigor and confidence that defined his persona and inspired those who knew him to buckle up and enjoy the ride. Chett spent forty years owning and operating J B Precision Machining, a business he left to his sons Chad and Evan. His success in business afforded him the opportunity to travel and pursue many adventures in life. Chett will be remembered as a man that lived life to the fullest, expressed himself with complete and brutal openess, honesty and “whatever”. Among his many passions, Chett enjoyed fishing, Hot Rods, airplanes, riding dirt bikes and Harley’s.

He is survived by his two sons, Chad Jesse and his wife, Victoria and Evan Jessee and his wife Jennafer. He is also survived by four grandchildren, four nieces, two nephews and an aunt. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lynda Jessee and his parents, Marcia Jessee and Paul Jessee.

Services will be held at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, CA on Friday September 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions are preferred to the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project 825 Big Creek Rd, Davenport, CA 95017 or online at