Jeff Sackman died March 25, 2015 doing what he absolutely loved to do, logging.
Jeff was always happiest outdoors, hunting fishing or simply looking for shed horns. Doc, he swore he would find a bigger set than yours. He was a good ole country boy with a heart that couldn’t get any bigger; with a love of a good laugh, good food, good whiskey and being surrounded by family and friends. He will for a long time be remembered for his Fourth of July block parties that were known to draw as many as 200 people.
Jeff grew up in the Conconully, Riverside and Tonasket areas ranching alongside his family, shaping his lifelong work ethic and “Get R Done” attitude. He entered the United States Army right out of high school where he obtained his CDL and had a driving career that lasted over 30 years. He had an uncanny ability to back a loaded semi into the tightest spots.
While in the Army Jeff met and married Tonya Duffy and they had three children. After the Army the family moved to Oroville where they later divorced yet remained good friends. In 1991, he met Jeannie Ramsey, starting a tumultuous yet love packed 24 year life together.
Jeff is survived by his devastated family, Jeannie, his parents Anne and Buck (Sue), siblings, sister Wendy Foth ( Michael) and children Tyler and Kellie, brother Todd (Mikey) Sackman and his son Joseph “Opey”.
Jeff was responsible in bringing into this world and shaping the lives of eight of the most beautiful children this world has ever seen, blessing him with nine grandchildren; Kristi Denison (Cole) and children Cailee and Keenan, Holly Lane (Russell) and children Jeffery David “JD” and Lukela, Michael Sean Sackman (Tracy), Jason Ramsey (Becky) and children Brennon, Andrew and Tavis, Jared Ramsey (Heather) and children Makala, Payton, Jonathan Ramsey, Jensen Sackman and Jordan Sackman.
These brief words fall so short in describing this man who said I Love You every single day and filled those days to the fullest every chance he got. His presence will be with us always.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Tonasket Eagles with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tonasket Scholarship Fund.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.