September 19, 1947 – April 18, 2018
Jeffrey Lee French, 70, of Sheridan, Wyoming passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Sheridan V.A. Medical Center. He was born September 19, 1947 in Columbus, Montana to Arthur and Mildred (Mock) French. Jeff enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 and served during the Vietnam War in Germany as an Army Airborne Paratrooper. Jeff worked at Yellowtail Dam and Flaming Gorge Dam in Utah as a clerk, Kiewit Mine for five years, Army Corps of Engineers, and as a government mail room clerk for Unisys in Minnesota. Later, Jeff became ill and had multiple surgeries in the past 20 years, which kept him from working. He had a big heart and opened his home to many young people, relatives and others. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur; three brothers, Steven, Tim and Jim; great nephew, Sean Mikesell; and a half-brother, Artie. Jeff is survived by his mother, Mildred of Sheridan; sister, Jean Brunckhorst of Billings; brother, John French of Orangedale, CA; aunt, Rose Smith of Denver; three half-sisters, Christy, Johana and Etta; half-brother, Leland; step daughter, Sherrie; three step brothers, Marvin, Richard and Raymond; three step grandsons, Brandon, Chad and Nathan; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There are no services planned. Memorial contributions may be made in Jeff’s name to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter, 84 E. Ridge Rd., Sheridan, WY 82801 or donor’s choice. Online condolences may be written at www.championfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Champion Funeral Home.