Washington State Fallen Heroes Project
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Jeffrey R. Shaver was an avid outdoorsman who worked as a church youth leader. "The way we should remember Jeff is as a person who loved the Lord and loved others. Everything I know of Jeff is that he was a servant; he loved serving others and helping," said Craig Schafer, who worked with Shaver at the Life Center Four Square Church in Spokane, Wash. Spc. Shaver, 26, of Maple Valley, Wash., died in a roadside bombing in Baghdad on May 12. He was a medic with the Washington National Guard, based in Spokane. He enjoyed mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking and snowboarding, his family said. He had worked in Spokane as a fitness instructor and later attended Green River Community College studying helicopter aviation. Survivors include his parents.