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. happy memories of jeff being in our home in rye and feeling as if he were part of our family.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I cheered for Jeff at Dana Hills and have lots of fun memories of fun times with the cheerleaders and football players. We owned Barros Pizza on Friday nights. In those days we got to “kidnap” the players in the morning before school. I lived a street away from Jeff so I got to get him…

  3. I am very saddened by the news of Jeff’s passing! We went to DHHS together and I have many memories of lots of football games and Jeffs sweet smile!! He will be missed and my prayers go out to all his family and friends!! He is truly in a much better place!!

  4. Donna,
    I remember young Jeffrey as blond and adorable, always smiling, and playing in your front yard in Greenhaven.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Life can be so unfair, especially to those who deserve only joy, like you.
    You’re in my thoughts.

  5. Dear Sweet Donna, Jeff’s passing was a shock to all of us and I am so sorry you are going though this grief, again so soon. Jeff was such a handsome young man and I know how much you loved him and that family is so imporant to you. I just want you to know I am here for you. My prayers are always with you. God loves you and He is always with you even when you may not feel his presence. He promises if we seek Him, we will find Him.
    Your cousin, Carolyn and Jim

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