Larkin Mortuary

Malcolm S Jeffery

08/10/1941 - 10/05/2017

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Malcolm Jeffery, 76, died peacefully at his home in Sandy, Utah on October 5, 2017 after his well-used heart gave out on him from a lifetime of helping anyone and everyone. If you knew Malcolm he probably fixed your car, mowed your lawn after helping repair your lawnmower, or removed snow from your driveway – your neighbor’s driveway and possibly every driveway on the street.

We were blessed to learn many things from Malcolm during his time with us including how a fuel pump works, to always have spare car parts on hand, to save money, and how to catch a fish…sometimes.

He loved his 1979 Honda Civic like he loved his children. Even after he rolled it on the freeway, kicked out the windshield, and drove it home. Always have spare car parts on hand!

He excelled at living within his means, teaching anyone who would listen, fixing cars, and collecting treasures. He leaves behind a hell of a lot of stuff his wife and seven children have no idea what to do with, but his nine grandchildren will likely view as treasures much as he did. We will undoubtedly find a fuel pump or two that we may not recognize due to our inattention during fuel pump lessons.

Services will be held Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11 AM at Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 E Dimple Dell Rd, Sandy, UT 84092) with viewings prior to the service at 10 AM and on Wednesday, October 11 from 6-8 PM. Interment will follow at Elysian Burial Gardens (1075 E 4580 S).

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  • Malcolm has been a good friend to our family, and did many nice things for us. He was such a good grandpa to the Brent and Debbie Jeffery girls. We send our love and best wishes to Shauna and all the family!
    Love, Les and Bev Clawson

    — Beverly Clawson
  • Just finished watching the video tribute to our friend Malcolm after attending the wonderful celebration of his life today at Larkin. I was really surprised to see the old white motorcycle helmet on display today when we came into the service and I thought I would share with you the rest of the story. In 2004, I sold Malcolm my 1982 Yamaha 750, after years of being pestered to sell the bike every time he saw me. After 18 years I had only driven the bike about 12,000 miles. Now go out and look at the speedometer and tell me how much fun he had on that bike. And I am not sure if the odometer worked for all the miles he drove. Well, the white helmet belonged to my father when he had a bike in Texas and way before they moved to Utah in 1984. He later gave me the helmet and I used it because if fit me better than the one I had. I added the black visor because I thought it looked cool. So when I sold the bike to Malcolm, he asked if the helmet was included and I said, well I guess since I don’t have a bike anymore. I would see Malcolm all over on the 1982 bike wearing the white helmet with black visor. Notice that the helmet has an “F” on the back. Such fond memories I have of your husband and father. We had several rides together and many discussions in our driveways. Sylvia and I will miss him greatly. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into his life with us today.

    — Fred & Sylvia Farmer