Condolence & Memory Journal

Mike, I read of the recent loss of your wife. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It has been a long time since we worked together at Borgess. I always think of you when I visit at TR Hospital. I never knew your wife, but 42 years is a long time, so I can only imagine how challenging this is for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers for God's peace and comfort at this especially difficult time. God Bless You and your family. Warm Regards, Deb Spencer

Posted by Deb Spencer - Marcellus, MI - Coworker   April 19, 2020

Mike, I am so sorry to hear about Jari. She was an amazing person who had such an impact on the world. I will be thinking of you, Megan, Sarah and Matthew. With love, Ruth

Posted by Ruth Zielinski - Richland, MI - Friend   April 09, 2020

My sincere condolences. I worked with Jari for several years on traffic safety projects and we became friends also. She was so intelligent and she always was thinking outside the box. She truly loved her family as all of you know.2n34y

Posted by Sue Guggemos - East Lansing, MI - Coworker   April 07, 2020

A beautiful woman and dear friend-we will all miss her so

Posted by JoAnn Fink - Minneapolis, MN - Friend   April 07, 2020

Dear Mike and familyI'm sadden by this news. Jari has a special place in my heart. I will always remember her with love and fondness. My best to you and your family.

Posted by Anna Ramirez - Elk Grove, CA - Friend   April 06, 2020

Mike, I was very saddened to learn of Jari's passing this week. I always enjoyed working with Jari at SWM back in the old days. She was always cool and calm when dealing with not so calm docs and hospital administrators. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Mike Peikert - Hickory Corners, MI - Friend   April 05, 2020


I am so sorry for your Mike and family. Be strong, be faithful, love one another. Her memory will never fade.

Posted by JoAnn Mort - Augusta, MI - Friend   April 04, 2020

Enjoyed working with and learning so much from Jari while serving on the Board of Dirctors of SWMs. Jari was instrumental in many aspects of the emergency medical system in Michigan.

My prayers go out for Mike and her family.

Posted by Kevin Schneider - Vidalia, GA - Friend   April 04, 2020

What a wonderful life she had! R.I.P Mary Jane

Posted by Cynthia Wakefield - Hibbing, MN - Classmate   April 03, 2020

Prayers go out to the entire Pulford family from the volunteers and staff of the former Mendon Ambulance Service.

Posted by Dale Eickhoff - Mendon - Coworker   April 03, 2020

Mike and family, praying for you all. Jari was so kind, I always enjoyed seeing her. Sincerely, James

Posted by James Bray - Portage, MI - Friend   April 02, 2020

Jari was an incredible woman,Mom,wife, grandmother and daughter-in-law. We will miss her smile, generous heart, laughter and kindness. I know she is in heaven smiling down at her beautiful family. Wish we could be there to give lots of hugs and an understanding heart.Love you all.xoxo

Posted by Laureen Pulford - Groton, MA - Family   April 02, 2020

Mike: I am so sad reading this. Jari was an incredible woman who was a strong advocate for what was dear to her heart. I still remember her calmness and quiet manner mixed with determination. My prayers are coming your way for peace and strength during this difficult journey

Posted by Mary Gillespie-Smith - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend   April 02, 2020

Jerry was a great friend and guide in the EMS world. She was truly a special person. Many prayers and all sympathies for you all.

Posted by Evelyn Barnum - Fenton, MI - Friend   April 02, 2020

Jari made an early and lasting impression on me, as I'm sure she did with so many others. She was an inspiration and a mentor to a young EMT, paramedic and I/C who still tries to share something of her style and grace.

Posted by Dale Wilson - Delton, MI - Friend   April 02, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Met Jari a few times through her son Matt. She was always a cheerful and joyous person.

Posted by Jacob Longman - Mishawaka, IN - Acquaintance   April 02, 2020

Worked with her at SWM Systems as the Region 3 Education/Exam Coordinator 2003 - 2005

Posted by Paul Sorrell - Toledo, OH - Coworker   April 02, 2020

So sorry to hear, our prayers are with your family

Posted by Ron Tharge - Otsego, MI - Friend   April 02, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss Mike. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Marilyn Fallon - Portage, MI - Acquaintance   April 02, 2020

So sorry to hear this, thoughts and prayers for all who loved her ❤

Posted by Ann Stopher    April 02, 2020

We will miss you a lot. Your smile and love was on your face all the time. Rest well my friend. Colleen

Posted by Colleen Reynolds - Richland, MI - Friend   April 02, 2020

My deepest condolences to the whole Pulford family. Jeri was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known.
She was so proud of her children, who inherited her quiet, loving spirit. I will miss seeing her at all those public events.

Posted by Jack Sizer - Richland, MI - Friend   April 02, 2020

Jari was a remarkable woman. She was so loving, kind and made us always feel part of her family. Jari you will be missed by all that loved you dearly. Rest in HIS arms. ❤❤

Posted by Lori Bell - Brownstown, MI - Family   April 02, 2020

I enjoyed working with Jari for 5 years at SWMEMS. Her quiet wit, dedication to our work was exceptional. An only child I was delighted to see in recent years her devotion to her many grandchildren. A good citizen in so many ways.

Posted by Christine DeCourtney - Nikiski, AK - Coworker   April 02, 2020