Jack Story

Jack Story was a lifetime resident of Fallbrook.  He was born in Fallbrook July 5th, 1934 into a ranching family.  Jack attended local elementary and high schools and competed in rodeos.

Jack Story at 6 months
Brother Clifford in family dairy truck with sister Margaret in back.

Jack Story’s grandparents William Clifford Story (b.1884-d.1959) and Lena Roupp Story (b.1887-d.1981) were originally from Nebraska.   They arrived in Fallbrook in 1921.  Their first home was in the area of Old Stage Road and Clemmens Lane.  William Clifford & Lena are buried in the historic Fallbrook Oddfellows Cemetery.

 Jack was the eldest son of Clarence Clifford Story (b.1909-d.2005) and Myrtis Martin Story (b.1914-d.1959).  About 1940 they started the Story Dairy south of town.  In 1947 they sold the dairy, but the new owners kept the name Story Dairy.  In 1968, the Story Dairy was still located at 2760 S. Mission Rd, Fallbrook.

Jack at 9
Jack at Fort Ord

Jack spent two years playing in an army band in South Carolina during 1956-57. While there, he met and married his sweetheart, Shirley Seyfer. Upon completion of his military service, Jack returned to his hometown and entered into an agriculture career growing and managing avocado and citrus trees with Bartlett Farm Management.

In the band at Ft. Jackson SC
Shirley Seyfer & Jack Story
Wedding 6/8/1957
Columbia SC

Music was Jack’s hobby from an early age. Jack was a founding member of the Fallbrook Barbershop Quartet in 1954, known then as the Avocado Empire chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society as well as director and member of the Fallbrook United Methodist church choir. He played reed instruments in dance bands, community concert bands, and musical theater venues such as Fallbrook’s Mission Theater Playhouse. His main instrument was the tenor saxophone.

Jack was an entrepreneur. He was a co-founder of The Fallbrook Tennis Club and of The Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens.

Shirley & Jack with
First baby, Raymond

Rymond Story
Gayla Story
Lydia Story
Grand Tradition opening day with staff and owners
Jack & Shirley Story, Muggins & Dode Martin (center)
Earl and Bev McDougal behind Jack & Shirley

Interested in preserving Fallbrook history, Jack was President of the Fallbrook Historical Society for 7 years from 2006 thru 2013. He wrote and contributed “A glimpse into the past” articles to the Village News.

Jack & Shirly by
nearly completed FHS barn
2008 FHS annual meeting
President Jack Story in new barn.
Named for former president
Jack Rivers

Jack at 3 1/2
Ready for the Parade
Jack age 5
Cliff at 2
Jack at 7
Jack on Baldy
Jack Directing
"Sierra Mar Sweet Adelines"
Shirlley 4th from left
Skippy Costa
Bud Roberts
Jack Story
Ray Story
Popular local
Music at Home
Ray, Gayla,
Jack, Shirley,
Lydia in front
Family musicians
Ray, Gayla,
Shirley, Jack
Lydia in front
Family Musicians
Gayla, Ray, Lydia
Jack and Shirley
Palomar Pacific
Barbershop Chorus
Jack at left
Barbershop annual
Vintage Car Club show
Jack and the Musicos
annual roundup of
the Visitadores
Near Lake Cachuma
Fallbrook Tennis Club
Jack Story, co-founder
(front row right)
Jack Raymond Story
Shirley Seyfer Story
Daniella, Gayla Story Narike,
Randall and Selby
Geoffery, Lydia Story Knopf
Greg, Jacob, Jeremiah
and Joshua
Story's 50th Wedding
Gayla, Shirley, Jack,
Raymond and Lydia
Jack's 1930
Ford Model A Coupe
Jack with
1940 Ford Deluxe Sedan
at Fallbrook Historical Society
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