Jeffrey Van Carl

Jeffrey Van Carl, (aka Jefe) 61

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Jeff Carl passed away on Jun 23, 2021, amongst family and friends in St. George, Utah. Jeff was born on December 12, 1959 in Brawley CA to Robert Peter and Evelyn Lois (Howland) Carl. He was married to the love of his life, Sandra Lucille Carl on August 3, 1985, in Taylorville, Illinois. Jeff was a man of strong faith.

Jeff was raised in Tulare, CA, attending Tulare Union High School and College of the Sequoias.

He and his wife have resided in Visalia, Long Beach, Tucson, Lake Havasu City, and Duck Creek Village. Jeff spent a large portion of his life in the HVAC industry, followed by Real Estate Investing.

Jeff loved to motorhome across the country,  travel abroad, ride off-road, ride bikes, work out, play golf, attend concerts, target shoot, shoot compound bows, fish, camp, and BBQ. Jeff was gifted as a servant to his family and friends. His other gifts were problem solving technology, cooking, entertaining, and assisting others. Jeff was an extremely generous man. He worked hard and played hard. Jeff moved through life with intent to live it to the fullest.

He was a foodie and enjoyed sharing his love of food with others. Jeff knew a good steak and was all about his ice cream! Jeff was cherished by all who knew him and will be sorely missed.

Jeff Carl is survived by his spouse Sandra Lucille Carl, son Tristan Adam Carl; father Robert Carl;  four brothers and their spouses, Mitch Carl, Chris (wife Anna) Carl, Craig Carl, David (wife Deanna) Carl; 12 nieces and nephews, 15 grandnieces and nephews; and his Godchild, Mckenzie Nelson.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Lois Carl, and brother, Anthony Carl.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Send cards to 622 Grand Island Drive Lake Havasu City AZ 86403

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Jeff’s online guestbook at



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17 Responses

  1. Are hearts are broken but I know we’ll meet again one day! Give Mom and Brother Tony some hugs from us♥️ We’ll be sure to take good care of Sandy and Tristan

    1. Jeff,
      Such a good and kind man. We’ll miss you and have only great memories. I only ever saw you with a smile!

  2. My heart broke with news of this mans passing … I’ve known him for 30 years spending countless hours of fun and good times biking camping and always at the end being fed an an amazing meal … the sweetest soul I’ve ever had the privilege to call a friend , life took Jeff and sandy to different places as did mine but always remained a staple of my life .. connected when we could and thankfully to FB got to watch their beautiful lives evolve ! Will be missed for the entirety of my life for sure … god bless Jeff like a brother to me 💕

  3. We are so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was always a kind man and greeted you with a smile. Praying for the Holy Spirit to hold all of you up and give you comfort knowing that you will see him again. Our deepest sympathy and prayers. Love, Misty & Whitney

  4. Hugs & prayers to you Sandy & Tristan. May the Lord give you comfort at this very sad time. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  5. My heart aches because you’re gone. The Lord needed you. You were a strong generous guy that enjoyed life to the fullest. I wish we could have known each other more but your life was cut short. God be with you and we will meet again.

  6. We were so blessed to have been touched in so many ways by having a friend like Jefe in our lives. Whether he was our neighborhood handyman – (Mr. I can fix anything), serving us wonderful menu items or getting his and her limos for Sandy’s birthday to drive us all only a 1/4 mile 😂, he was one of a kind. So many memories we will have to treasure of an amazing human. Blessings to Sandy and Tristan, may God’s comfort pour down on you ❤️ Psalms 18:2

  7. We feel so blessed to have known Jeff. Always a smile, always a helping hand, and goodness could that man cook. He was such a gentle man with never an unkind word . He will be missed by all who knew him. We pray that God’s hand guides Sandy and Tristan through this most difficult time.❤️❤️❤️

  8. I just wanted to leave my condolences to the family and especially Carol and Anna.
    Love Sheri Cogburn

  9. You have my sincere much needed sympathy sandy. I’m still in shock!!! I rem remember when we were in the papa javkcs restaurant in spfld. Jeff and I came out of the bathroom at the same time we got to talking I remember him saying that he as truly blessed!! I said
    That he sure was!!

  10. I’m continuing to think of and pray for you, Tristan, and all of Jeff’s family Sandy. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  11. Sandy,
    We just read about Jeff and feel so sad for you. We always looked forward to seeing you both whenever you made it to Oro Valley, even though the visits were always too short. He’ll best be remembered because of his great smile and willingness to just chat. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  12. Chris and I are so heart broken💔 Jeff you will be miss so much! We are blessed to spend so many years camping and holidays with you and Sandy. Until we meet again in paradise brother!

    1. hi criss and anna im so sorry for your loss i love all you guys and it hurts. i think of you all from time to time stay well guys , love steve riegelhuth aka rigie.

  13. im so sorry to jeffs family i went to high school with him and his brothers we partied together we would fight together i lost touch many years ago but i had much love for the guy he always had my back. he was my good friend.

  14. I will miss you brother, thank you for helping me get back on track. Your love, thoughtfulness and guidance will be missed….love you Jeff.

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