Jeffrey David Agar, 47 years young, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Dec. 21, 2009.
Jeff was born in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 10, 1963, to Dennis and Antoinette (Toni) Agar. He grew up in Stevenson and graduated from high school in 1981.
Following several years of career indecision, Jeff received an instrumental music endorsement in 1990 and his B.S. in social science and teaching certificate in 1991 from Oregon State University.
He took his first teaching job in the Klickitat School District in 1992. He then joined the Trout Lake School District in 1998 where he was especially pleased when Trout Lake was awarded a third place finish in the Class A school division at the annual Clark College Jazz Festival even though Trout Lake was the only B school entered. Jeff was currently in his second year at Columbia High School in White Salmon, teaching middle and high school choir and band. He expressed to his family on many occasions how pleased he was with his students' progress.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hiking, mountain biking, camping and also photography and attending concerts. His ready sense of humor made him the life of every family party. He and his father also spent many happy times discussing history, politics and sports. However, no subject was safe from their scrutiny; and they always came up with the correct solution to all of the world's problems.
He was preceded in death by his mother and is survived by his father, his sister Lori Agar of Auburn, sister Lynn Agar of Carson, nephews Kyle Weber of Vancouver and Matthew Weber of Stabler, his aunt Wini Olsen of Portland, Ore., uncle John Kuljis of Everett and many cousins.
The family wishes to thank the many friends and family members for their generous and kind support.
A memorial service will be held in the Columbia High School gymnasium in White Salmon on Jan. 9, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.
The family requests that any gifts be given to the music programs of any of the schools where Jeff was employed.