Submitted by his wife
Jeff was very dedicated to his work as a volunteer firefighter here in Inkom‚ ID. He never missed a call and was almost always the first one there ready to go. He worked very hard for the department both in fighting fires and maintaining the equipment. The chief could always rely on Jeff to do the work and do it well. The night before his death during the Spider fire here in Inkom‚ during a debriefing‚ the chief asked for volunteers to stay and watch the fire for a while throughout the night. No one really wanted to do it but the silence was driving Jeff crazy. Even though his wife was home pregnant and due in just three weeks‚ Jeff offered to stay. Well he didn’t end up staying because of his family responsibilities but was right back bright and early on the fire the next morning by 7:00am. This is just a little of what and who Jeff was. He was very much a family man. He loved his family (wife LeeAnn‚ daughters Jordyn and Alyssa‚ son Jason and soon to be son Jeffrey Jr!.) he would say‚ ‘More than air.’ He was also very dedicated to his community. He worked for the city of Inkom as their only maintainance man doing everything there is to running a city. He did it beautifully and with much pride. Jeff was a member the the fire department for four years in which he also became an EMT. He loved his work and the people that he associated with in the department and the entire community. But most of all he loved his family. We love him and miss him very much and are especially grateful for the time we had with him and the legacy he left for us‚ his family.