Walking On - Ivan E. Jeffers

08.13.2015 Dean Rhodes Walking On

Ivan E. Jeffers

Dec. 31, 1920 – Aug. 3, 2015

Tribal Elder Ivan E. Jeffers walked on on Aug. 3, 2015, in Eugene, Ore., at the age of 94 from an age-related illness.

He was born on Dec. 31, 1920, in Eugene to Melvin and Edna (Michael) Jeffers. He graduated from Crow High School. He married Velma Jean Tutison on Jan. 2, 1953, in Eugene. They had four children: Harry, Belden, Judy and Albert.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors in general. Ivan was a career logger.

He is survived by his three sons: Harry Jeffers of Portland, Ore., Belden Jeffers of Grand Ronde, Ore., and Albert Jeffers of Drain, Ore.; one daughter, Judy Ballini of Beavercreek, Ore.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Jeffers, on Feb. 26, 1976.

A funeral service will be held at West Lawn Funeral Home, 225 S. Danebo Ave., Eugene, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, with a burial committal to follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements have been entrusted to West Lawn Memorial Funeral Home. Friends and family are invited to sign the guest book at