I worked with Karen for many years and felt like I watched Jeff grow up. He was a great guy. I am so sorry for your loss.
Maud, I never really knew Jeffrey but certainly remember you very well from our days working many long hours together at Shurgard. In spite of all the hard work you put up with way back then, you always maintained a fabulous, optimistic attitude. Those memories and perceptions just make it all the harder to hear of this terrible loss to someone so special as you. There are no words I can write that will ease your pain sooner or make time move forward any faster. But I do take comfort in knowing how strong and optimistic a person you are. We received the news about Jeffrey when we were in Europe with Steven & Carole DeTollenaere. They have asked I pass on their condolences to you as well.
My deepest sympathy to the family of Jeff. May God comfort your hearts.
Karen, I am thinking of you. Praying for you all.
Marsha (Miner) Gronotte
Maude, Margot, The follman Family and Friends. Nothing will ease the blinding pain that is left inside, when someone we love is stolen away. With time the days will become semi bearable, but the pain will never go away. Jeff was special, and because he was one of the good ones! The angels needed him back. I watched Jeff grow into himself,while the rest of us were trying to grow up. He always had something going on inside that head of his. He perfected the art of the sly comment via a funny observation. He had the best laugh! I remember when we graduated from highschool, we all went to Mexico. One night I ran into Jeff at our hotel's dance club, and he was in a state I had never seen before...Red faced, smiling, laughing and just dancing with himself! Thats when I learned you can never judge a book by it's cover! Our Jeff Follman was a secret wild man! I was always fond of him, I'm happy to have cut his hair from time to time and so HAPPY that he got my message (via 3 people) that I wanted to see him at out 20yr class reunion. In jeff fashion, he quietly glided in and sat down at our table. Jeff was many things, but most importantly he was true to himself, patient,a mentor, reliable, kind, real, sincere, smart,and funny!! He blossomed into a handsome man who loved his girls so much! Mr. Follman, you will live forever through your family and friends!
Hello Maud and little Margot,
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish your family comfort and peace at the passing of Jeff. I only knew Jeff for a short time but he is a great guy who always had a smile for those around him. I know he loves you all very much. I don't know Maud if you remember me but I worked for a few years at Expeditors and consider myself lucky to have met you and your sweet petite amie. I so wish you strength and love in this difficult time.
I worked with Jeff at the UW for about 10 years. He was a wonderful colleague and friend. There are so many words that I could offer -- integrity, talent, kindness .... -- but his warm, comforting, bright smile said it all. And the way he playfully flipped his pen as he listened or guided. It's not possible to process that he's not here as his life force shines so bright and will always do so.
I only knew Jeff through work, and knew him as a dedicated, intelligent, thoughtful, and caring person who lead with integrity and supported others. The few times I worked with him were memorable and instructive. He will be missed. I only wish that I had gotten to know him better, and others who never had the chance to know him had the opportunity I did. He had much to offer the world. He will be missed.
I've known Jeff since he worked at KPMG on the UW audit. He was a bright talented person and I always learned something when I spoke with him. We took a business trip together to Hawaii a few years back and were able to find time to hang out at the shore and do some body surfing. For years he organized the UW Annual Report celebration party at the Northlake Tavern. That was always a highlight for me. I miss him a lot and am truly sorry he is gone so soon. He gave so much to the university and he will not be forgotten. My deep sympathies to Jeff's family and friends.
So sad to hear of Jeff's passing. Far too soon and the world is less bright for it. Deepest condolences to Maud, Margot and family.
Dear Maud, Karen, Barry, Margot and family, please accept my deepest condolences. Jeff was a friend and a kind man. I will miss him.
A very bright man, whom had a lot more to offer to the community, I am sorry to see him go. My heart goes out to his family and close ones.
I met jeff thru work and thought very highly of his knowledge. i work for WSU and will miss the meeting with him
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry for your loss. I often ran in to Jeff walking on the Ave - I will never forget his smile.
My thoughts are with you in your time of loss. Jeff always had a smile and a kind word for me, and I was honored to have worked with him.
My condolences to your family. I met Jeff when he started working in UW. He was kind; he would always say hi and give you a warm smile. I will miss running into him on the Ave, meeting with him during audits. He liked twirling his pen during the meetings when he's not writing. My prayers are with the Follman family specially his daughter.
I have such fond memories growing up with Jeff. We became good friends in middle school and through high school then college. We enjoyed a fabulous senior trip to Puerto Vallarta together and went through rush together at UW. Jeff was a bright, kind and generous person who was liked by all. I am so sorry his life was cut short and am thankful for having known him. Jeff will be missed.
So sad for your loss, my heart goes out to all of you. Maud, Margot & Karen, please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Jeff and I played soccer together as kids, attended Sunday School at JKPC, and went to middle school, high school, and college together. We were great friends and I'm overwhelmed to learn that he's gone. I'll never forget overnighters at his house in Normandy Park, college spring break road trips, boating trips to Blake & Guemes Island, and water skiing on Fridays while at the UW. Maude, all the best to your family as you deal with this great loss.
May the Lord embrace you in heaven. A soul lost too soon. Sending prayers to your family through this difficult time. God Bless.
Maud & Margot,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff is a smart, kind and nice person. My family & I truly miss him. Please take care. If you need anything, I would like to help.
I'm shocked and very much saddened @ the news of Jeff's passing. He and I are 2 days apart. Our mom's met in childbirth class and my mom took care of Jeff when we were little. Though we did not keep in touch much after high school, he was the first one I saw after walking in the first night of the 20th reunion. We talked for 45 minutes and had a drink together. My sincere condolences and prayers go out to his family. I will be in Seattle in the next few weeks and would love to attend his service if it coincides with my visit. Jennifer Campbell Barnard
I have known Jeff since kindergarten and we went to senior prom together. So many memories of growing up with him. I am so sorry for this great loss.
Steve and I have such fond memories of our chats with Jeff in the school hallways, at birthday parties, and while watching Margot and Isabelle play. He was such a kind and generous person and a truly dedicated father. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maud, Margot, and the entire Follman family.
With our sincerest condolences,
I have worked in different capacities with Jeff in my past 7 years with the university. My best memory of Jeff was, and I am happy I shared this with him, any time I presented and he was in the room, his smile and his nodding offered so much support. He was a class act and I respected him tremendously. He shared pictures of his family with me and I know he loved them very much. I will miss him. Marisa Martin
My condolences to the Follman family for their loss.
I worked with Jeff for many years
May he now be at peace
Maud and Margot, know that we are here to help you in any way you need and holding you in our hearts.
I am so very sorry to hear of Follman's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
It's been nice knowing and working with you. You will be missed a lot. Eternal rest grant unto you.
Maud and Margot, our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you and your family.
To the Follman family, my sincere condolences at this time of loss.
May you all be granted strength to ease your grief.
My thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. He was such a great person.
Wish you all lots of strength to deal with this loss....Too soon, too young, too many things that should have happened in his life... Sending prayers your way.... There are no word for this loss. The PPC lost a great member....
Jeff was a devoted father and son and loved by many. His presence will be sorely missed by everyone, many hearts are sad today for Karen and Margot and his family.
Karen, my heart goes out to you and your family. Sending love and hugs at such a sad time.
My deepest sympathy, I am at a loss for words, may you find strength. My thoughts are with you .
Jeff, I will forever miss and value the friendship you and I shared over our 40 years together. I never had a blood brother but I certainly had a brother in you Jeff. From our infamous trips to Guemes to playing "Smash Fingers" on your pool table in the basement I will have so many wonderful memories or our all-too brief time on Earth together. Jeff I love you so much and will miss you each and every single day that you are no longer here. You have been the greatest friend that any person could ever have had or wished for.
I will always hold a special place for you Jeff in my heart.
Rest in Peace my friend.
Kyle L. Varnell
Words fail. There is a hole in my heart with Jeff now gone from us. You are constantly in my thoughts. Please call for anything..any time.