Senior Focus - Jeanne Fifield
Jeanne Fifield, 75.
How long have you lived in Jefferson County and what brought you here?
We moved here in 1968 to purchase the Pelton Park Store and boat landing. We ran it for 17 years until the park closed in 1984 (it has since reopened). In the meantime, we had bought property in town and moved to Madras. I have been the Madras program coordinator for COCOA for a total of 10 years.
What is the best aspect of living here?
The kind of friends you make in a small town.
What's your favorite way to spend a day?
Reading. I love to read. Some of my favorite authors are Michner, Churchill, McMurtry who wrote "Terms of Endearment" and "Lonesome Dove," and Robert James Waller who wrote "The Bridges of Madison County."
What are your hobbies and favorite TV shows?
I get up early for the CBS Sunday Morning show and also don't miss 60 Minutes, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Antiques Road Show. Last week I watched the Oregon State baseball games.
How many kids, grandkids, etc.?
Jerry and I have been married almost 59 years and we have four children, Christina York of Lincoln City, Janice White of Troutdale, Jeri Lynn Gamaney of Keizer and Louis Fifield of Tigard; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.