Jeffrey "Jeff" Charles Allyn, of Corona Del Mar, California, born on April 30, 1953 in Los Angeles California, to Patricia Allyn and the late William Allyn, passed away at age 65 on March 23, 2019 in San Rafael, California. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Laverne 1987, California State University, Long Beach in 1980, and Corona Del Mar High School in 1971. 

Jeff's spouse was his high school sweetheart Debbie Allyn. Later, he was the partner of Carol Banquer. Jeffrey is survived by his son, Ryan Allyn; daughter, Amanda Allyn-Gray; brother, Christopher Allyn; sister, Vicki Wynn; and grandchildren, Jacob Gray, Nathaniel Gray, Juliette Allyn, and Zander Allyn. He also leaves behind his cat, Tao. 

Jeff was a fighter having faced many health challenges most of his life. Not once did he give up or let his health get in the way of his adventures! Seeing the world in colors and shapes, Jeff was a gifted abstract expressionism painter and illustrator. Jeff had a bright and warm spirit, spunky sense of humor, and was a self-described spiritual traveler.  

We love you Jeff, you are forever missed. 

Posted by Patty Walling on May 1, 2019
Jeff was the kind of guy you could always count for for a laugh or a shoulder for you to cry on. We use to tell everyone back in high school that we were twins. Funny that no one ever asked why our last name was spelled differently. To his family I am sending love and light. He finally knows what is on the other side of this plane. Peace out Jeff.
Posted by Kristin Etter on April 30, 2019
I'm blessed to have met Jeff a couple of years ago and we communicated through Facebook. I will remember his smile that lit up his whole face, positive outlook and colorful dress, especially his love of tie-dye. He was a good "dad" to his kitties and I enjoyed the photos of them that he would post. So sorry that he is gone, but he left a bright light.
Posted by Kathy Humphries on April 30, 2019
Jeff was a very wonderful guy. I loved his art, his love of kitty cats and his positive outlook on life in spite of health issues. I have no doubt that he is now in heaven with Kato and at complete peace. I will miss him so much!
Posted by Carol Banquer on April 22, 2019
A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at Miwok Meadows, China Camp, San Rafael on Sunday, April 28, 3:30 to sunset. Those attending will have a chance to share memories and speak about their relationship with Jeff and his role in their lives.
I’ll provide a light dinner.
Please join us and let me know if you will attend.
Carol
415.453.5558 after 4/24
Posted by Debra Tucker on April 2, 2019
Jeff was a person with a colorful spirit and a good sense of humor, he always had a big smile on his face. Jeff was always willing to help when needed. He had a joyful and cheerful attitude. I had the opportunity of working with Jeff here at Marin Ventures. Jeff will be missed.
Posted by Dorianne Tanaka on March 28, 2019
I had the fun of sharing an office with Jeff for a brief time at Marin Ventures, and always enjoyed his sarcastic wit and ready smile. Jeff was supportive and funny, and sincerely cared about our clients. He will certainly be missed. My deepest condolences to Carol, and Jeff's family and friends.
Posted by Claire Roberts on March 27, 2019
Jeff was one of my buddies during the Ecology of Leadership. He is a wise soul whose love, support, perspective, and friendship I will forever hold in my heart. Sending so much love to Carol, family, and friends. I feel so lucky our journeys intersected. So much love and gratitude to you dear buddy.
Posted by Alicia Moore on March 26, 2019
Jeff taught me a lot about being kind, being flexible, and practicing acceptance and determination. He also taught me about spirituality. I am so grateful his and my paths crossed, in particular for our conversation a few weeks ago when he told me more about his spiritual beliefs and said very clearly “I am not afraid of death. I’m sort of excited to find out what happens in the next plane of existence.” I will miss him. Sending love to all who are feeling the loss of him on this plane.
Posted by Terry Scussel on March 25, 2019
I've known Jeff for all the three years he worked at Marin Ventures, a program for adults with Developmental Disabilities. Jeff was an amazing staff member, project manager and above all a very special person. We hit it off the moment he joined our organization. He stood out and it was clear that while he worked for us he was giving back to the community and Marin Ventures was the beneficiary. What is most notable is his connection with our staff and especially our clients. My daughter, Christina, loved Jeff. She spoke of him often especially about how kind of a man he was always taking the time to visit with the clients. Today was a very sad day for everyone at Marin Ventures - clients, staff, management and board members. Jeff will be missed for the spirit he brought to our program. My condolences to his family and friends. Terry Scussel, Board President, Marin Ventures.
Posted by Jami Davis on March 25, 2019
I knew Jeff from working with him the past three years. He was a unique and valuable member of our management team on the project he was working on, and before that when he worked directly with our clients. For someone who had never done this work before with developmentally disabled adults, Jeff embraced his role in their lives to a greater extent than almost anyone I've ever known. His initiative, his skill, and easy way of getting along with everyone was a treasure. His good humor shone through everything. Mostly though, I appreciated his laugh. My condolences to Jeff's family and friends.
Posted by Cheryl Harawitz on March 24, 2019
Jeff was so much a part of the newly evolving Alameda Artist community in 2013. He was warm, funny, compassionate and so passionate for life. We're really going to miss him. For his family this news must be devastating. I feel so sorry for everyone who knew and loved him. He leaves behind so many precious memories and rare gifts of friendship. ❤️❤️
Posted by Carol Banquer on March 24, 2019
Mandy, Thank you so much for the Facebook post and the Forever MIssed page. Jeff has an extraordinary, generous spirit, a kindness, gentleness and joie de vivre that never wavered. I was totally blessed to have him in my life these last four years and going forward. I have so much admiration for his grace and generosity while living with significant illness. Following Jeff's lead, I'm sending much love and light to all his family and friends reading the post.

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Posted by Patty Walling on May 1, 2019
Jeff was the kind of guy you could always count for for a laugh or a shoulder for you to cry on. We use to tell everyone back in high school that we were twins. Funny that no one ever asked why our last name was spelled differently. To his family I am sending love and light. He finally knows what is on the other side of this plane. Peace out Jeff.
Posted by Kristin Etter on April 30, 2019
I'm blessed to have met Jeff a couple of years ago and we communicated through Facebook. I will remember his smile that lit up his whole face, positive outlook and colorful dress, especially his love of tie-dye. He was a good "dad" to his kitties and I enjoyed the photos of them that he would post. So sorry that he is gone, but he left a bright light.
Posted by Kathy Humphries on April 30, 2019
Jeff was a very wonderful guy. I loved his art, his love of kitty cats and his positive outlook on life in spite of health issues. I have no doubt that he is now in heaven with Kato and at complete peace. I will miss him so much!
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Shared by Jessica Warren on March 24, 2019

My partner and I met Jeff over 5 yrs ago through our artist group.  He told us at the encouragement of his son he was ventturing out into the world again after losing his wife.


We spent so much time with Jeff making art, at our art shows at Studio 23.  Jeff was a very talented artist and so much fun to be around. We honestly felt like he was family.

One of the last times we saw him was at Alameda hospital after he had a rough fight with pneumonia. 

He was so happy to see us! One of my favorite memories of Jeff was on his birthday we spent at Richard's backyard having one of our many infamous BBQs. We made tie-dye shirts together.  I still have both of mine and every time I pull them out it gives me sparkly joy. 

I only got to meet Carol a few times, but I know how happy Jeff was to have her in his life and while we didn't get to see him as much, I was so happy to see he had found someone to share his life with.

I'm so sorry to all of the family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Lucky for us we were able to purchase a piece of his art.  We have this and many good memories. ♥️☮️