Jeffrey Scott Conner

Feb 25, 1961 – May 9, 2019

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Jeffrey Scott Conner, age 58, and resident of Covington, Washington passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Growing up a Navy Brat, Jeff lived in many ports across the US including Port Hueneme, CA where he was born; Honolulu HI; Gulf Port, MS; and Bremerton, WA. He attended Central Kitsap High School his senior year, graduating in 1979. Jeff attended Western Washington University where he met many friends including his best friend, Tom Linde, who never wavered in his commitment to his lifelong friend. His favorite childhood home and where he spent most of his high school years was in Subic Bay, Philippines. He enjoyed the climate, good friends and a laid-back lifestyle, at least as close as it gets when your Father is a Naval Officer.

Jeff had a passion for both airplanes and photography.  This passion took him through flight school where he earned his private pilots’ license and enjoyed many solo and accompanied flights.  His passion for the art of photography began at a young age and once a Father, began an even greater obsession with portrait photography; filming and taking candid and posed images of his children, which is evident by the many boxes of video and print photos. His latest venture to become a Real Estate Photographer was just taking off at the time of his death.

Jeff’s career at The Boeing Company, spanning over a decade took him to countries all over the world where he always brought home unique tokens of his travels to share with the people he loved.

Jeff is preceded in death by his parents, Donald Lee Conner, Sr., RADM, USN & Virginia (Ginny) Anne Conner. He is survived by his children whom he loved dearly, Emmaleigh (Emma) Catherine Conner and Caleb Scott Conner of Maple Valley, WA; his uncle Richard Chinsley of Nashville, TN;  his siblings, Donald L. Conner, Jr., of Westminster, MD and Anne C. (Keith) Davis of Long Beach, MS; many cousins; nieces and nephews, all whom loved their Uncle Jeff for his quick wit and practical jokes.

A Graveside Ceremony and Reception will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 2:00pm at Bonney Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98118; phone 206-242-1787.  An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving or to one's favorite charity.


Kate Forde Mauro
Shoreline, Wa
Aug 9, 2019

Another star in the sky, I'll look up and chuckle at some wise crack you would have made. RIP Jeff

Carol Craig Roberts
Mill Creek , Washington
Aug 7, 2019

Christine Conner Thorn
Ridgefield, CT
Jul 12, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. We loved Jeff dearly, and will always treasure the special times we had together in our younger years. Sending you lprayers, peace and much love.

Tony James
Miami, FL
Jul 11, 2019

Sad to hear the news . . . Jeff was an incredible professional friend. All the best to his family - he is missed by all of us.

Tom Linde
Seattle , Wa
Jul 9, 2019

We miss you, Jeffrey Scott. RIP

George Richard Chinsley
Nashville, TN
Jul 3, 2019

As Jeff's uncle I am deeply saddened by his death. We will all miss him.

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