LAURENCE JOSEPH JEFFRES was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Greeley, Nebraska, the son of ROYCE WILLIAM JEFFRES and MARGARET EUGENIA MURPHY JEFFRES.  He died on June 08, 1987, in Nampa, Idaho, and is buried at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Idaho.
For the obituary of Laurence Joseph Jeffres, click here.
He married EDNA ROBERTA McCRACKEN on October 12, 1940 in Harrisburg, Nebraska.  She was the daughter of ROBERT McCRACKEN and LAURA SNYDER. She was born March 07, 1921, in Bayard, Morrill County, Nebraska, and died March 7, 1998, in Caldwell, Idaho.  She was buried March 11, 1998 at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Idaho.
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They had two children:

RONALD LAURENCE JEFFRES. Born January 29, 1942, in Bridgeport, Nebraska. RON JEFFRES was graduated from Caldwell High School in Caldwell, Idaho, and attended the College of Idaho in Caldwell.  He moved to Portland, Oregon, where he lived for a number of years while working in banking and sales.  Later he moved to Reno, Nevada, where he was a top automobile salesman for many years.  He suffered a stroke and retired in 1999. He died Dec. 18, 2001, in Reno, Nevada, of a stroke.

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LEO WAYNE JEFFRES. Born October 3, 1944, in Bridgeport, Nebraska.  He was graduated from Caldwell High School in 1963.  Later he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho, his master's degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  He worked as a journalist for the Lewiston Morning Tribune for a number of years and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines in 1968-1970.  He has taught at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio since 1975.  He was chair of the Department of Communication for seven years and has held numerous other positions.  He was Fulbright Scholar in 1983-1984.  He is the author of four books, including Mass Media Processes (1994), Mass Media Effects (1997), both published by Waveland Press, and Urban Communication Systems: Neighborhoods and the Search for Community (2001), ublished by Hampton Press.  He "unofficially" adopted a boy, Charles Perry, who married Angela Cassi in 1999. They have two children, Bryanna and Joey.


Photos of Edna McCracken Jeffres.

Childhood Photos of Laurence Joseph Jeffres.

Other Photos of Laurence Joseph Jeffres.

Wedding Photo of Laurence & Edna McCracken Jeffres.

Family Portrait of Laurence and Edna Jeffres and sons, late 1940s.

Laurence & Edna Jeffres with young family.

Laurence & Edna Jeffres 25th wedding anniversary party photo.

Family Photos in the 1950s-1980s.

Childhood Photos of Ron and Leo Jeffres

Ron Jeffres photos.

Leo Jeffres photos.

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