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Mr. Jeffrey Jay Makus
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    66290 Estrella Avenue
    P.O. Box 669
    Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

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Gramps,
I'm so sad that I'm having to write this but I want all to know what an amazing man you were and a wonderful grandpa. I wish I would have had more time to cherish you, over the years we lost touch but you weren't and will not be forgotten. I have many memories that I will forever hold close to my heart. I love you and cant wait till' the day I get to see your smiling face again.

Love Always,
Rachel


Posted by: Rachel Makus - Tillamook, OR - Grandaughter   Aug 30, 2013

We don't know very many people here in California. But if anyone would ask, we would bring up OUR FRIEND JEFF. When Ron took up Pickle-Ball, it was Jeff who loaned him a racket. When we had no where to go on Super Bowl Sunday, it was Jeff who had us over for the game & dinner. When we needed a bigger truck to move our trailer to a near-by park, it was Jeff right there to help with his

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Posted by: Ron & Vicki Putnam - Long Beach, CA - Friends   Jan 12, 2013

We don't know very many people here in California. But if anyone would ask, we would bring up OUR FRIEND JEFF. When Ron took up Pickle-Ball, it was Jeff who loaned him a racket. When we had no where to go on Super Bowl Sunday, it was Jeff who had us over for the game & dinner. When we needed a bigger truck to move our trailer to a near-by park, it was Jeff right there to help with his

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Posted by: Ron & Vicki Putnam - Long Beach, CA - Friends   Jan 12, 2013

Jeff, I am so glad that I got the chance to meet you a few years ago. What a wonderful and caring person you are. You have touch so many lives. I don't know you as well as most do but just the couple days you came to Oregon it was great to spend time with you and get to know you. Your family and friends will miss you dearly as will I.


Posted by: Julie Hargis - Beaverton, OR   Jan 11, 2013

HEY POPS, YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY "ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG" JUST WISH WE COULD HAVE A COUPLE MORE BEERS TOGETHER!! EVEN THOUGH WE CAN'T RIGHT NOW, WE WILL SOON. I KNOW YOU WILL KEEP THEM ICY COLD FOR ME. I LOVE YOU DAD AND I MISS YOU SO MUCH. TILL WE MEET AT THE 19TH HOLE. YOUR LOVING SON, JIM


Posted by: jim makus - forestgrove, OR - son   Jan 06, 2013

Jeff,
I just can't take it in that you're gone. I'm so glad that we remained friends over the years. We had such fun - from the time we were 16 years old - then things weren't so good for a while. But I always knew that we loved each other and would forever. I always thought you would move to Oregon - not to heaven(at least not this soon)! I had no idea you were this sick, you should have told us. Till we see you again, Love always, Sharrie


Posted by: Sharrie Van Dyke - CORNELIUS, OR - Friend - former wife   Jan 04, 2013

Dearest Jeff,
I don't know where to begin with the memories - we had tons of good times, and some not so good!! I am so glad that we remained friends and were able to talk fairly often. I just wish we would have known that you were this sick, we would have been there or at least talked. I was so happy for you when you finally had your house on the golf course. What a dream come true. Now,

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Posted by: Sharrie Van Dyke - CORNELIUS, OR - Friend - former wife   Jan 03, 2013

Dear Dad, We are going to miss you, you were always positive and smiling, and everyone loved you. I wish we could have done something to help, or been closer over the years, I know you loved me and were proud of me, and we loved you too. We will always think of you when we drive by a golf course, we will miss you, but will see you again in Heaven, We truly lost one of the good guys, keep smiling, Love always your son Jon.


Posted by: Jon Makus - Forest Grove, OR - Son   Jan 03, 2013

My Dad and I were not as close as we could have been, we lived in separate States, But I know He loved me and was proud of me, I didN't realize he was that sick, Don't think you have tomorrow to be close to your loved ones, Do it today, give them a call, I wish I would have called my Dad more often, He was a heck of a Guy and always positive and quick witted, I loved him and he will be greatly missed, See you in Heaven big guy. Love your Son Jon


Posted by: Jon Makus - Forest Grove, OR - Son   Jan 03, 2013

Jeff,
I am sorry we couldn't beat this thing. I hope you find a nice course to play.
There will be more of us coming along some day. I am finding out now how many friends you have. We had some good rounds of golf. We will have more some day.

Jim Ryan


Posted by: Jim Ryan - Desert Hot Springs, CA - golf partner   Jan 03, 2013