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Jeri Lavonne Longland

 

October 13, 2022

Jeri Lavonne Longland

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

11th, 1992.

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.

 

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