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Captain 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.




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