Donald Goman Jefferys attended Oregon State College from fall term of 1937 through fall 1940. During the 1937-1938 and 1938-1939 academic years, he was a student in the School of Music. In September 1939, he transferred to the School of Education and took courses in education and business. During his student years, he played in the ROTC band and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Society. Jefferys played French horn and was a student conductor for the band.
Jefferys was born in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1918, the son of Thomas and Winifred Goman Jefferys. His family moved to Albany, Oregon in 1929. Jefferys married Meridee Brown in 1942. After college, he worked with his family's turkey farm until 1950 and farmed until 1953. In 1953, he began a 30-year career as a clerk with the Southern Pacific Railroad. Jefferys died in 2009.
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