On the morning of December 18th, 2017, Jeffrey Lynn Givens passed away in his home surrounded by family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 30th at the Baker City Christian Church with Pastor Jesse Whitford officiating.
Jeff was born in Ontario, Oregon on July 22nd, 1952. He was raised by his parents Dick and Louise Cole. Jeff grew up in a large combined family with a total of 11 children. He was a fantastic brother, uncle, friend, father and husband. He co-owned a family construction business in Baker for 30+ years and was well respected in his career.
He was a friend to the golf community and long-time member of the Elk's Lodge. He was a proud father, to Linzie Sawyer (Givens) and Cody Givens. He was married to the love of his life, Sigrid Johnson for 40 years.
Jeff was a strong, confident man with so much to offer to those whom truly knew him. He was amazing in so many respects, especially as a caring and thoughtful father and grandfather. Jeff had four beautiful grandsons, Liam, Simon, Austin and Miles. His grandsons will now grow up with family and friends sharing tales of Jeff's hilarious character and hearing stories of their Grandpa Jeff. He had such a funny, sarcastic, personality with a strong stubborn streak. He was proud of his family and we were so proud of him.
Jeff will be forever in our hearts and missed everyday by those that loved him. May Jeff rest in peace, love and faith while we miss him terribly on earth. We love you Dad, Jeff , Grandpa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814.