Jeffrey Allen Theis of Atascadero, Calif., passed away Christmas night, Dec. 25, 2016, at 51 years of age from a rare form of cancer.
Jeff was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and lived in Orange County until his family moved to San Luis Obispo County after his high school graduation in 1983. He enjoyed playing sports and was active in Boy Scouts of America, having earned his Eagle Scout Badge. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting and snow skiing.
Jeff attended Cuesta College and Cal Poly while he worked at Computerland, where he learned many computer repair skills. He later worked full time for San Luis Coastal Unified School District in the Technology Department. In addition, while at that district he worked with the ROP technology programs for high school students. Most recently he worked for Atascadero Unified School District as a Computer Network Technician, having worked in the computer field for over 33 years.
Jeffrey also was an active member of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and served on the local district CSEA board as Vice President to help support classified employees with benefits and more. He also served on the Educational Technology District Committee and was a member of the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA).
He is survived by his father and mother, Allen and Donna Theis; his sister Traci Theis; Aunt Randi Benedetti (Steve); Uncle Bill Divens (Pat); Aunt Charlotte Hoffman; Aunt Norene Theis; many other aunts, uncles and cousins; and his beloved dog, Chloe.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the Atascadero Bible Church, 6225 Atascadero Mall, with a reception following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Atascadero Unified School District in the name of Jeff Theis to help fund technology supplies for students and/or technology professional development for teachers. Donations can be dropped off in person or mailed to the: Atascadero Unified School District, 5601 West Mall, Atascadero, CA 93422. Call 805-462-4200 for any questions.
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