Obituary: Jeffrey Kent Darnell July 19, 1961 – April 14 2018

JEFFREY KENT DARNELL July 19, 1961 – April 14, 2018
Jeffrey Kent Darnell passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 14, 2018. He was born July 19, 1961, in Boulder, Colorado, to Carlton H. and Ruth A. (Ogle) Darnell.
He was preceded in death by both sets of Grandparents, three uncles, two aunts, one step-son and one grand-niece.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Welborn of Los Alamos, daughter, Chloe of Los Alamos, and his parents of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his brother, Randy and wife Dodie of Chilton, Wisconsin, sister Valerie of Farmington, Utah, brother David and wife, Cinde, of Phoenix, Arizona, sister Lisa and husband, Ray, of Newport News, Virginia, and brother Farnad of Silver Springs, Maryland and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his wife, Nancy’s, children, Laura Mangan, Joe Mangan III, Jacki Jones and husband, Eric, and grandchildren Tymothy Mangan, Arianna Mangan, Anthony Mangan, Ronald Mangan and Devon Jones, with all of whom he had a special relationship for over 25 years.
He is an Army Veteran who learned Arabic and Syrian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. He was a surveyor and tow-truck owner/operator.
He loved fly-fishing and hiking and camping in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Jeff loved music from infancy and especially loved making music with his daughter, Chloe.
He has been cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 23, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel in Los Alamos, with Bishop Paul Johnson presiding and Randy Darnell officiating.
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