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Palm Memorial - Sierra Chapel

49269 Road 426, Oakhurst, CA

OBITUARY

Manuel Herbert JEFFERSON

February 20, 1928January 28, 2020

Manuel Herbert Jefferson (AKA) “Sugarpine”

Manuel Herbert “Sugarpine” Jefferson died peacefully on January 28, 2020, at Fresno Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, CA at the age of 91. Manuel is survived by his Brother Roger Lewis and Sister-in-Law Connie Lewis of North Fork, CA; his nieces, Elouise Lewis of North Fork, CA., Yvette Mays of Danville, CA., Tiffany Lewis of Danville, CA Great Nephew Preston Roger Orozco of Bend, OR., Nicollette Mays of Danville, CA Brother-in-Law Edward Polkenhorn of North Fork, CA and Sister-in- Law Imogene Polkenhorn, WA. He is preceded in death by this wife: Peggy Jean Polkenhorn who passed and daughter Julia, who died in infancy. He is also survived by many cousins. Manuel “Sugarpine” Jefferson was born on February 20, 1928, in North Fork, CA., to Annie Jackson-Lewis and Antone Jefferson. Manuel lived most of his life in North Fork, CA. Manuel “Sugarpine” began his logging career back in the early 1940’s, he was considered a Choker man and Tree faller, until he received his orders to join the United States Army. When he received his special orders the go overseas to fight in the Korean War, he was just 25 years of age. When he was honorably discharged from the Army, he was decorated with several medals. When the Korean war ended, he returned to North Fork to continue his career in logging. He also enjoyed singing and playing his guitar at all types of gatherings. Graveside funeral services is scheduled for 1PM at the North Fork Cemetery, North Fork, CA, with a reception to follow at the North Fork Rancheria located at 56900 Kunugib, North Fork, CA. Ron Goode will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Manuel “Sugarpine’s” life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to direct to the Palm Memorial Sierra Chapel, 49269, Road 426, Oakhurst, CA 93644. They will transport to the graveside on the day of the funeral, or you’re also welcome to bring to the graveside on the day of the services.

Services

  • Graveside Service Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 7, 2020

Memories

Manuel Herbert JEFFERSON

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