Jeffrey Wyant

Obituary of Jeffrey Wyant

On April 14, 2018 in Santa Cruz, California, friends and family will gather to share memories and reflections of a loving husband, father, son, brother and trusted friend. A celebration of life will be held at Calvary Episcopal church at 12:00 noon. 


Jeff Wyant, 63 years old, passed away at his family cabin in Tahoe. He was born in San Mateo, California, raised in San Jose and graduated from Lynbrook High School in 1972 where he was an All American swimmer on the water polo team.  Upon graduation, Jeff attended San Jose State earning his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts. Soon after graduation, Jeff moved to Santa Cruz where he lived for 40 years with his wife, Kristi and raised their two daughters. In 1991, Santa Cruz’s bicentennial year, Jeff learned that he is the great, great, great grandson of Philip Armas, who was the first Californian to purchase five rooms in the Santa Cruz Mission adobe that housed Mission Indian workers. Jeff commuted and worked for 35 years in Silicon Valley as a Systems Analyst, forming strong friendships throughout his career.


There are many fond memories of Jeff’s love for the mountains and ocean where he enjoyed surfing, sailing, rock climbing, bike riding, loud music, wood working, camping and home projects. He was always eager to help others with repairing bikes, working on computers and cars, and solving electrical and mechanical problems. Two of his many accomplishments was completing a 10-week bicycle trip across the United States in his early 40's and assisting in building his Santa Cruz home.


Jeff is survived by his devoted wife, Kristi Wyant, and their daughters Jessica and Rachele of San Francisco. He also leaves his father and mother, Raymond and Marguerite Wyant of San Jose, and sisters Gail Christensen, Paula Tucker and Karen Wyant.

Donations in Jeff's memory can be given to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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