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William Jeffery Middlemas
09/15/1964 — 09/28/2022
From Kennewick, WA
Celebration of Life
William Jeffery Middlemas
On September 28, William Jeffery “Jeff” Middlemas quietly passed away in his home in Kennewick, Washington due to health complications.
Jeff was born September 15, 1964, in Idaho Falls, Idaho to loving parents David and Nancy Middlemas. He grew up with many siblings, all of whom he loved very much.
Jeff was a devoted husband, father, and protector. He took good parenting very seriously and considered it one of the most important things a person could do. He tried to make interactions with a child a learning experience which would benefit them in the future.
Jeff loved all things done outdoors. Any given weekend one might find Jeff and his family out four wheeling in the mountains, target shooting his hand loaded cartridges, boating, water skiing, wood cutting, camping, or gardening. He was an avid hunter and was very often successful in his hunts. He loved weather, snow and cold as much as he loved blue sky, heat and sunshine.
Over the course of his life Jeff worked in many different professions and seemed to be successful at them all. No matter what position he held, his work ethic and honesty were legendary. He loved exceeding expectations and wanted to be as good as he could be at whatever he was doing. More than one employer noted he was the best employee they’d ever hired.
He loved and was very adept at fixing and building all manner of mechanical things. He would study and learn as much as he could about the thing he was doing in order to do the job right. He loved working to improve the things he owned and loved building things to his high standards. His vision and clear intentions were evident in everything he touched and built.
Jeff was adored by all of his many friends, relations, neighbors and colleagues. He loved meeting new people and making new friends as much as staying in contact with his older friends. He had the ability to make one feel like the most important person in the world with his interactions, which often was accompanied with a grin and a chuckle. Jeff also had a razor-sharp sense of humor. Laughs and giggles were never far away in his conversations. For these reasons and more, he will be forever missed and will live in his family’s hearts forever.
His father, David W. Middlemas, and his sisters Vickie Lynn Jette and Valerie Sue Waters preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Susan, his step-children Dustin Chabrier (Hailee, Avery), Miranda Foster, Sara Foster (James, Emma), and his son Jeffery Middlemas. He also is survived by his mother Nancy Dodd (Robert Dischner) and stepmother Valerie Hornsveld (Roy). He leaves behind brothers and sisters Wesley Middlemas (Ronda, Chandler), Stephenie Birgenheier (Rich, Colby, Mason, Taylor), Robert Middlemas (Tracey), Tyler Middlemas (Jeanna, Myles, Mallory, Mitchell), J. R. Middlemas (Heather, Isaac, Evin, Avner, Oscar, Adara), Charity Krebs (Hogan, Harrison), as well as sister Vickie Jette’s children (Ryan, Marissa) and sister Valerie Waters children (Mary, David, Jennifer, Travis, Sara).
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 15th, at Einan’s at Sunset, 915 Bypass Highway, Bldg H, Richland, WA 99352. A reception is to follow and all who loved Jeff are invited to attend.
Our deepest sympathy
I started cutting jeff hair a few years back. He was always so joyful. It didn’t matter if he had a rough day or a great day he always made me laugh. He was a genuinely good person with a big heart. He always talked about his family and how much he loved and was proud of them. He was sincere in his love for life and his people. I’m so very sorry for your lose. Remember he’s protecting you now just as he did.
Sincerely, Nichole Bettencourt
I remember Jeff being so kind to me always, such a good guy. I know he was your person, and I’m so so sorry he’s gone. Praying for all the strength for your entire family .
Prayers for peace and comfort in this difficult time. Love you all.
Jeff will be so missed. I loved working with him and I loved knowing him.
He was truly a very special person.
My deepest sympathy to his family.
Jeff was a great meat manager in the time I spent working with him. More importantly he was a great person and friend of mine. Never did I talk to Jeff when his family wasn’t the top part of our conversations. I chuckle when I think of Jeff as we both throughly jabbed at each other in whatever we talked about. I will miss our not often enough phone calls. My sincere condolences.
Susan and family, we are so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. We will forever cherish our friendship and reuion with him and all of you in MT. Our deepest condolences, we share in your sorrow. God Bless.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family
Susan and family
We are so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a good man and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. All our love.