D. December 2, 2021
It is with immeasurable sadness that the family of Jeffrey Michael Schouten announce his sudden passing on December 2, 2021, at the age of 50.
Jeff was born in Escondido to Joy Mack and Peter Schouten. In 1974, the family moved to a dairy in Dixon. The cherished stories told of her childhood adventures with her siblings, cousins and farm friends are endless.
Jeff graduated from Dixon High in 1989, where he excelled in sports including football, baseball, and basketball. He then attended UC Davis, where he received his BA in Organizational Studies in 1994. After graduation, Jeff spent time in Texas with his father who worked at his dairy. He then returned to California and began working with his stepfather, Tom Galindo, in the family farming business.
Over the next 11 years, he developed his farming skills and his passion for farming in the Sacramento Valley. Meanwhile, his son Aidan was born in 2007, followed by his daughter Avery in 2009 and daughter Alexis in 2012. Jeff considered fatherhood to be the greatest achievement of his life, and the pride he felt for his children. was endless.
The knowledge and experience gained at Galindo Farms paved the way for Jeff to move professionally to Olam, a processing tomato cannery, and then to HM. Clause as the Agricultural Director of the Davis Research Station. In 2019, he began a new phase of his career within the company by becoming the Global Processing Tomato Product Manager. Jeff was incredibly passionate about the tomato processing industry and was instrumental in dramatically increasing the company’s market share. His boundless dedication to his work and to his team was evident and appreciated by all his associates.
Working for HM.Clause reunited Jeff and the love of his life, Adrienne, in 2014. The following year, they merged their separated family units into one crazy, boisterous and loving family of eight. In 2017, Jeff and Adrienne got married and welcomed Callum into their lives as the last piece to complete their family. Jeff was the quintessential family man, and nothing made him happier than spending time with Adrienne and the kids, enjoying the simple things in life: swimming, gardening, cooking a feast or settling in for a night out. family cinema. Jeff had a passion for life and an incredible ability to see the positive in just about any situation. He had an infectious laugh and was the kind of person people naturally gravitated towards.
Jeff loved fishing of all kinds, but especially fly fishing. The vegetable garden was her daily passion, fueled by her endless goal of producing the hottest pepper possible. His efforts resulted in constant battles around the dinner table over who could eat the most of his fiery produce. The beach was Jeff’s happy place; he and Adrienne spent as much time as possible there watching the surf with their toes in the sand. He had always been a die-hard Raiders fan; The Sunday football matches were a festive and joyful respite for the whole family. Jeff followed his beloved team closely and was a staunch and dedicated member of his long-term fantasy football league.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Adrienne; their son, Callum (4); and her children from a previous marriage, Aidan (14), Avery (12) and Alexis (9), and her stepchildren, Kyle Difuntorum (20), Caden Difuntorum (18) and Alayna Difuntorum ( 10 years). He is also survived by his parents, Joy and Tom Galindo, as well as Peter and Nova Schouten; brothers Peter (Angela) and Jason (Stéphanie); sister Erin Terpstra (Pieter); and half-siblings Gina White (Barry) and Jeffrey Galindo. In addition, he is survived by a large extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be missed by all of us, and his mammoth bear hugs dearly.
Services will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Davis Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at El Macero Country Club at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations on Jeff’s behalf to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org.