Jeri Lavonne Longland
October 13, 2022
Jeri Lavonne (Sienko) Longland, 78, of Shelton, Washington passed away, Monday, September
19th, 2022, at Tacoma General Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born September 29, 1943, the only child of the late Valentine (Val) and Mildred
(Mickey) Sienko in Shelton, WA. She married her lifelong love Loren Lee Longland on April
She attended Irene S. Reed High School. She later went on to become a Certified Nurses
Assistant/Shower aide, and worked in this field for 25 plus years. She took pride in her patients
personal care, with even purchasing hair accessories, cologne/perfume for them. With her last
job, she created a "shower room" full of color and joy for the patients which they ultimately
named, "The Fish Pond". Her passions led her to collecting various items from Clothing to 'Cow
and Rooster' Kitchen accessories, along with Betty Boop. She loved watching sports and was a
fan of football (the Seahawks), and collecting fan-based memorabilia, which then ended in
getting her picture taken with the Seattle Seahawk Cheerleaders! The love continued on
with Nascar, and Sprint Car racing, with attending many races at Grays Harbor Raceway. She
enjoyed holiday functions where she could "dress up" for the occasion, and did so quite often.
Although she took pride in all of these activities, what she loved the most were her children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Spending time with all of them, and attending almost
every family function, and school event she could. She would show her support loudly and
proudly at all times.
Jeri is survived by her husband Loren Longland, of Shelton WA, first born son Larry D. Spencer, of Shelton, daughters Lorena (Longland) Robertson and son-in-law Paul, of Elma WA, Brenda Longland O'Leary, of Centralia WA and Dawn (Longland) Staggs, son-in-law Rick, of Tulsa Oklahoma. Also surviving grandchildren; Lee Jay Robertson, of Shelton, WA; Shawn Vandervort and wife Kendra, of Spanaway, WA; Trittany (Plews) Heggie and her husband Brian, of Rochester, WA; Chase Plews and fiancee Veronica Omak, of WA; Kyle Carlson and fiancee Carelynn, of Coosbay, OR; Hunter, Ciara and Connor Staggs, of Tulsa Oklahoma, great-grandchildren; Tryssa Robertson, Jenna Vandervort, Jack Vandervort, Evelyn Robertson, Jason Plews, McKinley Heggie, Josiah Plews, Nora Vandervort, Abigail-lynn Heggie, and due November Zachary Plews.
Jeri is preceded in death by her parents, son Robert (Bobby) Teten, and Jeff Longland, also her beloved pets, Kenai and Jack.
A Celebration of Jeri's Life to be held at the Shelton Yacht Club, October 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Main dishes provided, sides welcomed.