Janet Rae Jeffries passed away on Feb. 4, 2005. Her husband, Marshall Bradley “Brad” Jeffries passed away on Feb. 7, 2005. They both resided at Sun Terrace Assisted Living in Prosser, Wash.
Janet was born on July 17, 1937, in Pierre, S.D., and was raised in Harold, S.D., until moving to Athena, Ore., when she was 9.
Her parents were Glenn and Claribel (Bronemann) Harris. She had two brothers, Donald and Harold, and three sisters, Mae, Glenda and Linda. Her brother, Harold, and her parents preceded her in death.
Brad was born on July 24, 1938, in Silverton, Ore., to Marguerite (Bradfield) Lanham and Luther Jeffries. Brad had one brother, David, and two sisters, Joyce and Ruth. His brother, David, and his parents preceded him in death.
Brad and Janet met at Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Ore., where he was studying ministry. The couple married on Sept. 6, 1958. They made their home in Eugene and Silverton, Ore. They moved many times over the years with Janet’s support of Brad’s career. He received his Ed.D from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. and then went to Washington State to further his career as superintendent of several different public schools.
Janet, in addition to raising her children, worked in several different occupations outside the home. At the end of Brad’s school career they retired and moved to The Dalles, Ore.
In 2001, he was ordained in ministry and became pastor of the Mosier Christian Church. The couple served the church for five and a half years. They had recently moved to Prosser, Wash., to spend their remaining time together.
They are survived by their five children and their spouses, Diana Faith and Jake Davenport, Marsha and Alan Childers, Anita and Jay Jonas, Annette and John Rustemeyer and Rodney and Bridgette Jeffries.
They are also survived by 12 grandchildren: BJ, Chad and Sean Davenport, Amber and Hayley Childers, Kyle, Evan and Kimberly Jonas, Maria and Peter Rustemeyer and Jennifer and Heather Jeffries.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Mosier Grange. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite church or charity. Arrangements are being handled by Prosser Funeral Home.