Marjorie Jeffords, age 93, of Kadoka, S.D., died on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at There's a Hart Assisted Living in Rapid City.
Marjorie Darlene Hamilton was born Dec. 31, 1922, at Springview, Neb., the fourth of five children born to Charles and Jessie (Jewett) Hamilton. Marjorie grew up on a farm near Springview and graduated from Springview High School in 1940.
On the 4th of July in 1940, she was united in marriage to Max Jeffords. To this union were born four children, Steve, Stan, Beth and Brad.
In the first years of marriage, they remained in Nebraska but then moved to Lake Andes, S.D., in 1947 where they leased Pete’s Texaco and started their journey of operating a filling station. In 1955, they moved to Kadoka to operate Jeff’s Frontier Truck Stop until 1972. Semi-retirement took them back to Lake Andes to manage Jeff’s Circle H Motel until 1979. That same year they moved back to Kadoka to be close to family. Marjorie lived in Kadoka until 2005. She moved to Rapid City and resided at There’s A Hart Assisted Living Center up until her time of death.
Marjorie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend and small town business woman. She was Max’s right hand person in the truck stop business. When she wasn’t doing bookwork for the truck stop she was out selling Sarah Coventry Jewelry or driving around being Kadoka’s Avon lady.
Marjorie was a member of the Kadoka Presbyterian Church and a lifetime member of the Rebecca Lodge. She had life-long friends wherever she lived.
Grateful of having shared her life include daughter, Beth and husband, John Boersma, of Rapid City; one son, Brad and wife, Kathy (Jones) Jeffords, of Clemmons, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and, 10 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Wanda Swan of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Max Jeffords, on March 24, 1993; sons, Steve and Stan Jeffords; daughter-in-law, Carol (Porch) Jeffords; grandchildren, Tracy, Gerald and Jon Jeffords; her parents; and brothers, Joyce, Merle, and Ivan Hamilton.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 7, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.
Interment was held at the Kadoka Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Kadoka.