RUSSELL JAMES JEFFRIES
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RUSSELL JAMES JEFFRIES February 1, 1945 - July 5, 2020 Dad just had a wonderful improvement in his quality of life as he has gone to be in Heaven with his Lord and his wife. Many would say that he should be recognized as a decorated soldier in the Vietnam War. His sacrifices as a Navy Corpsman to save those around him and put their lives above his own should be stuff of legends. The many years he spent in his career as a police officer protecting the people and community that he loved should have earned him accolades from all sources. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude for all that he did to serve others, but he was so much more. Dad was a cop, a soldier, a Christian and an American but most of all he was a father and grandfather. He started with nothing: no real father of his own, no guidance, no one to teach him how to raise children or guide a family. Everything he did was learned on the job. My sister and I were blessed with an amazing, understanding father that always showed love and brought peace to our family in every situation. He taught us how to work and persevere. He taught us that the most difficult things are sometimes worth the most effort. Most of all, he and Mom taught us how to love. He started with nothing and built a great life for his family and built a solid foundation for his children. He started with nothing and gave us everything. He gave us every tool a person could need for life. He came from nothing and reached greatness as a father and grandfather. I must do everything in my power to pass on the lessons he taught and the love he gave to preserve his legacy because the world needs people like him. Russell is survived by his three blessed children, Holly, Kris, and Sylvia Jeffries; his four extremely blessed grandchildren, Daniel Percival, Mikey Percival, Natalie and Jamie Jeffries; two unofficially adopted sons, Jason DuBreuil and Martin Mendoza and their families; brothers, Steven and John Douglas; sister, Rebecca Braeseke. "When you reach those streets paved with gold, (Dad) stake a claim out for me."


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Published in Boulder City Review on Jul. 9, 2020.
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July 30, 2020
Cindy Bryan
Friend
July 14, 2020
My condolences to the family. Officer Jeffries was such a nice guy. When I was a kid just walking around Boulder City with my friends we would flag him over and he would always take the time to talk to us. We were Big into the police blotter. May he R.I.P.
Lisa Kleindienst Keene
Acquaintance
July 13, 2020
I just found out about Russ's passing today, 7/13. We appreciate his service to others, both in the Navy and Police force. His family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Rich Moynihan
Richard Moynihan
Neighbor
July 10, 2020
Very sorry for you families loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Eric Nevin
Acquaintance
July 10, 2020
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Jeffries family. Russ was indeed a man of honor and integrity. God bless you and comfort you.
David & Jolene Smalley
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