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Milton G. Jeffers
June 28, 1934 – January 28, 2012
 

Stayton – Milton, 77, died Saturday in Stayton. He was born in Omaha, Neb. Milton moved to Surprise Valley, Oregon in 1962 from California and in 1966 he moved to the West Stayton/Stayton/Aumsville and Jefferson areas. He worked as a dairy farmer all of his life and was a self proclaimed jack of all trades and master of none. Milton owned and operated  M&L ceramics for 10 years, he volunteered at Gleaners for many years, and  was a caretaker at Jefferson Cemetery for 18 years. Milton worked for the state forestry department as well as Roseburg Lumber Co. He enjoyed sled dog racing, fishing and baseball.

Milton was very involved with his sons, coaching little league and as a boy scout leader. He was a musician and a guitar picker and played with Boxcar Willy. Milton was a member of State Street Pentecostal Church of God and Pringle Pentecostal, both in Salem. He married LaVeda Vanderheiden on July 17, 1953 in Corcoran, CA, she preceded him in death on August 4, 2009.

Milton is survived by sons: Leslee “Paul” Jeffers of Medford, Weslee (Dorothy) Jeffers of Canby, Cheslee (Tammy) Jeffers of Salem, Preslee (Teresa) Jeffers of Molalla and Bradlee (Fawnda) Jeffers of Jefferson; daughter: Cindy Kellogg of Salem; brothers: Sam (Marion) Jeffers of Roseburg and Russell (Dora) Jeffers of Woodburn; 21 – grandchildren and 35 – great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Church of God of Prophecy in Aumsville. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service in Stayton.
 

 


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