Jefferson Venard



Jefferson Allen Venard, born in Gotebo, Okla., on April 29, 1941, went home to be with Jesus on Jan. 6, 2018.

A resident of Mariposa since 1994, Jeff enjoyed 15 years as a school bus driver, following a 30-plus year career as a police officer, the last 12 of which were as a motor officer for the Ontario Police Department.

Jeff is survived by Charla, his loving wife of 38 years, their son Matt and daughter Melissa, and four precious grandchildren. Jeff’s life was characterized by confident faith in Christ, integrity and a deep love for others.

4 responses to “Jefferson Venard”

  1. Mike Kelley says:

    R.I.P. Jeff buddy…you were always a fun partner to work motors with. Funny man, highest integrity.
    Mike Kelley
    Ontario PD Detective (Retired)

  2. Alfredo Parra Jr says:

    Rest In Peace My Friend. You were a true friend on the force and off, honesty beyond question, and an example to the rest of us.

    Al Parra
    Ontario PD Detective (Retired)

  3. Bill Alwin says:

    Rest in Peace Jeff, you will be remembered as an Officer with integrity that could always be depended upon. I once wished I had a dozen more just like you. You will not be forgotten by those who loved you.

    Bill Alwin, Captain, Retired – O.P.D.

  4. Fred & Melina Staal says:

    A wonderful, generous, and loving neighbor, always ready with a smile and a good word. Our deepest sympathies to Charla.

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