December 12, 1964 – January 22, 2016
Jeff passed away on January 22 at St. Josephs Hospital in Bellingham, WA from complications of a rare autoimmune disease he had fought since childhood. He was born in Metaline Falls, WA on December 12, 1964 and lived there until he moved with his family to Blaine. He graduated from Blaine High School, and attended Washington State University and Claremont College in San Diego, CA. He worked at Amex, and Current Industries in Blaine prior to working at Chinook Industries in Bellingham.
Jeff was a very literate person who delighted in engaging in debate and communication with his many friends and large extended family. We will all miss sharing his knowledge and insights. We will even miss being the brunt of his “zingers”.
He is survived by his mother Jill (Ernest) Parker of Blaine, and his father, Dennis (Diana) Cossett of Newport, WA as well as a large blended family of 5 sisters, 6 brothers and 20 nieces and nephews and 7 great-nieces and great-nephews. He is preceded in death by a brother, niece and 2 nephews.
Memorial services will be held at Jerns Funeral Chapel in Bellingham, WA on Friday, February 5 at 11 a.m. The family requests no flowers, and donations may be made to SIDS research, Arthritis Foundation or the Literacy Council. An additional service will be held in Metaline Falls, WA at a later date. Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at www.JernsFH.com.