Jeffrey Benton Magwood

Jeffrey Benton Magwood

August 25, 1967 - December 21, 2009

Jeffrey Benton Magwood

August 25, 1967 - December 21, 2009


Jeffrey Benton Magwood was born on August 25, 1967 in Yonkers, New York. He passed away on December 21, 2009 in San Clemente, California. Jeffrey’s parents were Howard Taylor Magwood and Frances Benton Magwood. He is survived by sister Donna Katharine Magwood; uncle James Benton, Sr.; first cousins James Benton, Jr., Carole Ann Benton Mark Vorder Bruegge, Jr., Richard Barbara Magwood, Jeffrey Shaw, Eric Andersen ?Hum?, Kristin Andersen Groh, Catherine Mullally, Susan Andersen; second cousin Carolyn Hoffman; and the Maurin and Ewing stepfamilies by Jeff’s mother, Fran’s marriages.

Jeff attended the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. He graduated from Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, Orange County, California. He graduated with a B.S. in Economics/Management Information Systems at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

Jeff grew up around the film business with his Dad, Howard Magwood, and his Rose Magwood Productions commercial advertising and documentary film company of Hollywood, New York, Chicago, London, England and Toronto, Canada. Jeff loved movies, did some work in production and wrote scripts.

We admired Jeff’s great skill and love for the game of football where he played center position at Dana Hills High School and in high school county/state competition. He played football and rugby at Cal Poly State University and afterwards played rugby internationally. After graduation, Jeffrey worked as an English Instructor teaching English as a Second language at Aeon Intercultural Corp. in Kanazawa, Japan and traveled in Southeast Asia. Upon returning to the United States, he worked in business, most recently in a mortgage banking corporation.

Jeffrey is his families? beloved son, brother and hero. He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial service will be held at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church in Laguna Beach, California, on January 24 at 11:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made with a check to the Laguna Beach United Methodist Church to be used for a homeless shelter and a children’s wheelchair ministry abroad, charities both close to Jeff’s heart. Please put notation ?Jeffrey Benton Magwood Memorial Fund? on checks.

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21 responses to Jeffrey Benton Magwood

  1. Donna, I am so very sorry to hear of your brothers death My prayers are with you and if I can do anything please d not hesitate to cALL me. Joyce

  2. JJ Durham says:

    Dear Donna,

    Know that I am thinking of you at this time. I am so sorry to learn about this.

    Love, JJ

  3. What a beautiful gallery of photos displaying Jeff’s life. I didn’t know him well, but I feel closer to him now. Donna, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We need to see each other more often.

  4. Jeff Hirsch says:


    I am so sorry to hear about your brother, Jeffrey. My thoughts are with you.


  5. Dear Donna, I was sorry to hear of your Brother’s passing. I enjoyed meeting him on his Birthday this past summer where we shared lunch in Laguna Beach. The photos of he and your family were very enjoyable to see. I am sure he will be missed and always in your thoughts and memories.



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