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Virgil Jeffries

Born Feb. 7, 1932


August 23, 2018

Virgil Eppa Jeffries

Virgil Eppa Jeffries

Virgil Eppa Jeffries, was born Feb. 7, 1932 in Colfax, Washington, to Bert and Naomi Jeffries. He was the fourth born of six children.

Virgil served this country in the Navy for three years and nine months and the Air Force for five years and three months. He was an Airman first class who was honorably discharged.

Virgil worked and lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, Seattle, Washington, Springdale, Oregon, then retired in Gresham, Oregon.

He worked as a machinist. In his later years, he enjoyed spending hours on his computer and organizing family photographs.

He is survived and will be dearly missed by his sister, Mary Jeffries Burson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cousins in Colfax include, Boyd, Raymond and Louise Jeffries.

Interment at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon will be Monday, August 27 at 1:30 p.m.


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