Charles Nelson (Skip) Jenner
Oct. 14, 1950-March 1, 2011
Charles Nelson Jenner died of natural causes at home in San Francisco at the age of 60. He was born at Sonoma Valley Hospital, Oct. 14, 1950, the last of three sons of Mildred and Fred Jenner. He was raised in Sonoma at a number of locations, the last one being the Jenner family home on East Spain Street. He was a steady companion during his growing years to his father, who ranged Northern California dealing and collecting antiques for his Sonoma Plaza business, Used Objects of Art.
"Skipper" attended Sonoma public schools, but graduated high school in Berkeley, from Berkeley High School, June 1969, after having been the first student from Sonoma Valley High School to earn his expulsion for long hair. He went on to an illustrative career in the musical show industry, managing road tours for various bands and driving the United States and Canada for such companies as Winterland; Bill Graham Presents; CBS; Disney and, most recently, Road Show Services, San Francisco.
Charles is survived by his brother, Travis Jenner, of Trinity Center; by numerous nephews and nieces and by many close friends, including Jon Dodge, of Angwin and Jon Robbin, of Nashville, both formerly of Sonoma, and by David and Jenny Kiely of San Francisco. He is predeceased by his parents and his brother, Duane Jenner.