Karl Border Jeffers,
NOAA (retired) died June 11, 1978. Captain Jeffers, an Ohio
University Civil Engineering graduate and registered professional
engineer in the District of Columbia, served nearly 33 years
in the Coast and Geodetic Survey, a predecessor of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aboard nine hydrographic
ships of the fleet--HYDROGRAPHER, MT. MITCHELL, OCEANOGRAPHER,
FATHOMER, SURVEYOR, PATTON, EXPLORER, and LESTER JONES, and
several geodesy survey parties. He saw duty in the Philippine
Islands, Alaska, and both coasts of the U.S. and traveled extensively
in the U.S. and Alaska performing precise triangulation surveys.
He led one unit of the Arctic Field Party on combined operations
in remote areas of Alaska.
Captain Jeffers is survived by his wife Harriet, Fairfax, Virginia;
two sons, Stanley K. and K. William, a Captain in NOAA; daughter
Margaret Smiley; and 13 grandchildren.
The funeral services were conducted at the Everly Funeral Home,
Fairfax, Virginia, at 1:00 p.m. on June 15, 1977; interment
was at Fairfax Memorial Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory
of Captain Jeffers to the Retired Officers Association Scholarship
Fund, Washington, D.C.
NOAA CORPS BULLETIN, 7/1/1978