Posted: Thu 11:52 AM, Jun 20, 2013
Funeral Home: Brainard
Violet E. Jefferson, age 61, of Terre Haute, Indiana died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Violet was born on October 13, 1951 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to Harold and Elizabeth (Lubie) Thompson. She was married to Arnold Jefferson from 1976 until his death in 1998.
Violet was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Terre Haute. Violet was retired from Mosaic in Terre Haute where she cared with individuals with disabilities. Violet was also a certified CPR instructor for the American Red Cross. Violet's greatest treasure was her family and enjoyed her retirement helping to raise her grandchildren.
Violet is survived by her children Taletha (Patrick) Sowards Sr. and Kelly Jefferson
grandchildren Olivia,Hannah, and Patrick Sowards Jr., Fiancé Denis Bacon all from Terre Haute, In; mother Elizabeth Thompson From Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; sisters Marjoie (Milfred) Peckham from Nekoosa Wisconsn, Mary Benkowski Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Helen Seeley Lawerbce, Kansas, brother Robert (Donna) Thompson Interlachen, Florida, and Brother in law William Van Ert; and several step children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Violet was preceded in death by her sister Eleanor Van Ert.
Memorial service will be held on Friday June 21st at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1845 N. 6 ½ St., Terre Haute, IN. Bishop Goulding is officiating