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Jeff Lukens


Jeff J. Lukens, 66, of Garfield, Wash., passed away June 27, 2020, at his Garfield home.

Jeff was born November 20, 1953, in Van Nuys, Calif., to John & Dessie Mae (Freeze) Lukens. He grew up in Van Nuys, where he attended school and graduated high school.

Jeff went right to work in the printing industry, becoming a Journey Pressman. He worked in the printing industry for many years, earning awards for the quality of his printing. After a distinguished career Jeff retired.

After meeting on a blind date, Jeff married Patricia Stancliffe on November 24, 1979, in Glendale, Calif., where they made their home until moving to the Everett, Wash., area some thirty years ago. In 2002 they moved to Garfield, Wash., where they have made their home since. Jeff was a former member of the Garfield Lions Club and enjoyed being a soccer and baseball dad.

He loved time with his family especially spending time together in the outdoors camping. Jeff enjoyed garage sales both going to them and having them. He was always willing to assist his friends with whatever projects they needed help with.

Jeff is survived by his wife Patricia at the family home in Garfield, Wash .; his two daughters , Sarah Lukens of Pullman, Wash., and Holly (Anthony) Eldridge of Sultan, Wash .; his son Jason Lukens living on the east coast; his nine grandchildren, Alyssa, Aubrey, Anthony, Avery, Aidan, Spencer, Isaac, Jayce & Micaela; and two brothers, Scott and Doug Lukens. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and a brother John.

No public services are planned for this time. A private family gathering will be held. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.kimballfh.com


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