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Jeffery Gilstrap

Jeffery Gilstrap, age 55, died Friday Sept. 14th of natural causes at his home in Davis. Born in Woodland, he grew up in Davis and Santa Cruz. Jeff lived an uncomplicated life, gave generously and touched the lives of many. He was a child of the 60s and insisted upon marching to his own drummer until he died.

For over 25 years Jeff ran both AM PM Taxi and the Davis Taxi Company, serving the public in Yolo County and beyond.

He is survived by his beloved cat Harvey, his sister Geyne, niece Ella, surrogate mom Jackie and devoted friends David and Alex.

An informal gathering of friends, family and the public-at-large will take place from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Sunday October 28th at the Redwood Grove near the corner of A St. and Arboretum Dr. on the UC Davis campus. Parking is available nearby in Lot 5. Please bring a favorite story about Jeff to share.

Donations may be made in Jeffs memory to the Yolo Co. SPCA, P.O. Box 510, Davis 95617.



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Guestbook

I met Jeff when I called for a cab from Davis Amtrak to Winters several years ago. I knew we had been down similar paths over the years. Over this past year we've been getting him to take us back and forth and I found ways for that run that I'd not seen before in my 25 years going up there, and that my wife who was raised there had not been on in years. It almost felt like reimbursing a friend for gas money and all. The last ride I got from Jeff on on the afternoon of September 14th. I was struck by the news of his passing. Well, he has gone over. Maybe he can give me a ride from the ferry landing when I cross over. Ave atque vale, friend.

Bert Ricci Oct 3 2007 12:00 AM

Jeff is already very much missed. He was a very good friend. He was so honest, reliable, and helpful in life. He was a very good example on how to live ones life. God bless him and welcome him to his just reward.

John T. Murphy, III Sep 30 2007 12:00 AM

I WILL LIKE TO GIVE MY CONDOLENCES TO JEFFERY'S FAMILY. I KNEW HIM FROM MY WORK,I WORK AT AM/PM IN WOODLAND.HE WOULD COME IN EVERY MORNINGS BUYING HIS SCRACTHERS AND ALWAYS TRADING HIS TWENTY'S FOR HUNDEDS LIKE HE USE TO SAY. HE WAS A VERY NICE PERSON I GOT TO KNOW HIM. EVERYTIME HE WALKED IN THE STORE I WOULD CALL HIM SUNSHINE, SUNSHINE WAS HIS NICK NAME FROM ME. HE WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE COSTUMERS AND HE KNEW THAT. I WILL MISS HIM DEARLY. HIS A SPECIAL PERSON.

NORMA DELGADO Sep 27 2007 12:00 AM

I was told years ago that Jeff had died. I wish I'd known he was still alive. I'm so sorry that we lost touch, both our lives may have been different. I miss you, Jeff.

Carol deRenzo Sep 15 2007 12:00 AM