Soquel Hills Shooting Victim Was Soquel High Alum, Father and Dog Lover

Read Jeff Smith's obituary here.

Jeff Smith, the man fatally shot at a Nicasio Way residence in the Soquel Hills last month, was a Soquel High, father and dog lover, according to his obituary. Read the full text, as published on Legacy.com, below:

Jeffrey Smith
June 22, 1984 
Aug. 16, 2012
Resident of Soquel

Services were in Soquel for Jeffrey Stephensen Smith who died Aug. 16, 2012 at his Soquel home. He was 28 years old. Jeff was born in Santa Cruz on June 22, 1984 to Riley Smith and Martha Kenealy. He attended Live Oak School, Shoreline Middle School, and graduated from Soquel High. Jeff was a talented self-employed automobile mechanic who especially loved working on old cars and hot rods. 

When Jeff was not working on cars, he loved being with his daughter Shelby and his wife Amanda. He enjoyed being around his friends and had a soft spot for his dogs Hank and Patrick. Jeff will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a kind, funny, and generous person who was a devoted and loving father. 

He is survived by his wife Amanda Sloan-Smith, his daughter Shelby Smith, his parents Riley Smith and Martha Kenealy, his sister Wendy Smith, his brothers Jory Singer, Niles Kenealy and Adam Nance.

Friends an family gathered on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Congregational Church of Soquel (4951 Soquel Dr. Soquel, CA 95073) from 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. to share and celebrate Jeff's life. 

Colin Tisdale has been named as a suspect in the homicide, but he has not yet been charged with the crime.

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