Jeffords remembered by family and friends for taking Vermont roots to Washington

  • by: WILSON RING , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 22, 2014 - 4:20 PM

RUTLAND, Vt. — Sen. Jim Jeffords left his mark on the state and the nation during more than 30 years in Washington, but family and friends said he never lost his affinity for the Vermont countryside or let his position eclipse his love for his family and the simple things in life.

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