Thomas Lloyd Jeffries was born on July 12, 1944 in Stockton, California, but if you asked him he'd tell you Tulsa, Oklahoma; where his sisters were born. He passed away Oct. 19, 2017, in Sonora, California, with family and friends by his side.

Tom lived out his life amongst the rolling hills of Calaveras County. A land surveyor for most of his life, he loved the outdoors and brought a unique passion to his work. Tom was a loving friend and father, always willing to help and generous with what he had.

He is survived by his children, Greg Jeffries, John Jeffries, Christen Buis, and Caitlyn Jeffries; along with his precious grandchildren, Koda Buis and Liam Colvard.

A celebration of Tom's life will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Pickle Patch in San Andreas. It is his family's hope that anyone who knew him would join them in remembering this beloved brother, father and friend.