Gladys Mae Jeff

Gladys Mae Jeff

Surrounded by her loving family, Gladys Mae Jeff, 74, entered into rest on May 27, 2019, in Manteca, Calif. She was born Nov. 26, 1944, in Sonora to the late Manuel and Eva Jeff. Gladys preceded in death by her siblings David Jeff and Frances Grow.

Ms. Jeff is survived by her children; Brian Dunlap, Berry Montch Jeff and Daveen Williams (Doug). She was blessed by nine grandchildren; Raquel Williams (Jimmie), Asumute Williams, Isabella Williams, Kyle Dunlap, Adam Dunlap, Alex Dunlap, Autumn Vallerga, Dreama Vallerga and Cheyenne Jeff. She has one surviving sister, Mildred Burley, as well as many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly .

Gladys grew up in White Pines, Calif., and for the past 20 years, she lived in Manteca; previously of Ione and West Point. She attended Calvary Community Church and was a member of the California Basket Weavers Association. She and her sister were the last of the Jeff family that were fluent speakers of the Miwuk language, teaching generations under them the importance of the Miwuk Language, Heritage and Culture. Gladys enjoyed spending time with her German Shepard, Jaxx, basket weaving and writing poetry. Above all, family was most important to Gladys, she loved each one of them uniquely and unconditionally. She will be remembered as a loving mother, amazing grandmother and a wonderful sister. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.         

P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Jeff family. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at West Point Cemetery in West Point California. For condolences to the family please visit her online tribute at


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