Tuesday services for Woodside's Jacques Audiffred


A Woodside institution, Jacques Audiffred, has died. Mr. Audiffred, died Saturday, May 15, and services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, at Crippen & Flynn funeral home at 400 Woodside Road in Redwood City.

Mr. Audiffred relocated to Woodside with his parents in 1920, when he was 3 years old, according to a 1999 Almanac story by Barbara Wood.

He has lived in Woodside since and had the honor of opening the town's first May Day parade in the 1920s, with the ringing of a bell, said History Committee member Thalia Lubin in a recent abridged account of Mr. Audiffred's life.

After he learned to drive, Mr. Audiffred gravitated to the fire station, where he received 50 cents an hour and a firefighting outfit in exchange for work that included helping firefighters pull hoses, Ms. Lubin said. He later became the historian for the Woodside Fire Protection District and was a member of the History Committee, Ms. Lubin said.

Mr. Audiffred and his wife Edna built a house next to where he grew up and raised three children. After subdividing the property, the drive into it and the cul de sac at the end was christened Audiffred Lane, Ms. Lubin said.

See these Almanac stories on Jacques Audiffred:

Jacques Audiffred made honorary fire chief (May 7, 2003)

■ Different time, same place: Jacques Audiffred grew up in Woodside way back when ... (Jan. 13, 1999)

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