In memory of

Trena Jeffers

Jan 26, 1973
Jul 9, 2016


Trena was born in Ventura, California and was the daughter of Norman and Susan Campbell.  She graduated with an Associated Degree and worked as a Respiratory Therapist.  She was a loving wife and mother, always giving to others and never expecting anything in return.  She is survived by her husband Alan Jeffers, and her children Elizabeth Campbell and Devyn Campbell.  Cremation is being provide by Johnson Funeral Home. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life is being held on Saturday at 10:00 am at Johnson Funeral home.  Please do not contact the family.

Words from her husband Alan...

9 years ago, I had no idea I was going to meet the most influential person in my life. I was just returning from overseas and was working at returning my Brigade from Afghanistan when I received this phone call. I answered the phone and someone on the other line introduced herself. She said that I may not know her, but she has been taking care of my Niece for a bit and that she was having difficulty with her. She wanted to know if I had any suggestions to help her out. I instantly went in to Senior NCO Counsel Mode. I gave her suggestions and told her to call any time of day or night. Little did I know she was actually going to do it. She called me several times after that and sometimes it was 3 in the morning. We talked a lot and realized that we had run into each other at the hospital a couple of times. We seemed to have hit it off pretty well. I came back to assist in taking care of my Niece to help lift her burden. She offered to pick me up at the airport. I of course gallantly said it was no bother, I can get back. Trena being Trena over-ruled that idea and brought along her daughter. I had no idea that I was going to be scrutinized so closely by Elizabeth. Needless to say, for those who know how Trena drives, the trip was…interesting. I was able to take some time off to re-adjust to civilian life and had the opportunity to spend most of this time getting to know Trena. We really hit it off well. We dated for a while and after all the scrutinizing by her children I finally worked up the nerve to ask them if I could marry their mom. They gave me their blessing and I made the leap and took a chance. She said yes. Through these past 9 years it has been a rollercoaster ride. But I have to say that Trena helped guide me back into this life and supported me in everything I ever tried to do. She was always the voice of reason when my temper was getting the best of me. She was my light at the end of the day. She was my anchor when I was in the storm. She was my compass that always brought me home. She taught me how to love and care for others and understand their needs are as great as mine. She taught me to be giving to those in need. She calmed me when I was in turmoil. There were times that she frustrated me so much I couldn’t see straight, but then I would step back and just watch her and all that she was would and all that she did would bring me back. She has made such an impact on my life I can’t imagine ever topping that. Sweetheart, you may be gone from this life but you will never be gone from my heart. I love you.

Service Information

Celebration of Life
Saturday July 16 @ 10:00am
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S
Salem, OR 97302

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful lady my heart goes out to all of you

  2. Anonymous says:

    This woman always picked me up when I was down. She helped shape who I am today and without her I don't know that I would have survived. She is the most selfless, caring and loving person I know. My only regret is not spending enough time with her in her last days. I love her and she will forever be in my heart.

  3. K. DeAndre Wade-Hanson says:

    Your kindness will always be remembered. I'm thankful my football blanket you made me. Be at peace by God's side.

  4. Denise Kraxberger says:

    I wish I could have met you. Anyone that could calm Alan like he has described must be an Angel. I am happy you were in his life. Rest in peace. Denise K

  5. Anonymous says:

    I wish I could have met you. Anyone that could calm Alan like he has described must be an Angel. I am happy you were in his life. Rest in peace. Denise K

  6. Anonymous says:

    I wish I could have met you. Anyone that could calm Alan like he has described must be an Angel. I am happy you were in his life. Rest in peace

  7. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    We are so honored to serve such a giving and caring woman. Thank you for your trust placedin Johnson Funeral Home. Our thoughts and prayers are with Trena's family.

  8. Robin spinks says:

    I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you my beautiful sister... God has his arms wrapped around you.

  9. Shannon Garland says:

    Trena was one of the most generous people I have ever met. Her home was always open to me and countless others. From a very young age she made it clear that no matter where I was on this earth, I had a place I could stay at on a little street in Salem and she would be happy to have me. I love you all.

  10. Indira rikat says:

    Trena was such a giving person and her love for children was amazing I thank god for giving such a good friend she showed me how good it felt to give to those in need she alway put her own needs aside to help others every time trena would come over my kids ages 8 and 3 would sit at the window waiting for her to come as soon as they would see her car they'r faces would light up trena is here trena is here if any one person has made a difference in this world it is trena Jeffers the most loving caring and giving person and a wonderful friend I will alway have a place in my heart for you trena you where a sister to me and I will always love you

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