Gramma, Great-Gramma went home early Sunday morning to meet
Jesus and be re-united with the love of her life her husband
was born the eldest of five in Clear Lake, WI and later moved
to River Falls where she attended grade school, graduated from
high school and met Loyal.
In the yearbook they gave out predictions on what a
person wanted to be and what they would turn out to be,
because of Mom's lovely smile she wore constantly the
prediction was that she should be a Pepsodent model but that
she would indeed become a “loyal” housewife.
This prediction came true when shortly after graduating
they married on June 26, 1944 and spent seventy years together
before his passing in 2015.
daughter, Sandee was born in 1946 and in 1947 they moved to
Stevensville MT. and Loyal taught classes in Agriculture.
They later moved to Bozeman where Loyal went to school
and she was employed at Nash Finch Coffee Co as a secretary.
In 1953 he was offered a job at Pictsweet in Albany OR
she was then employed first at JC Penney Co.
then with the ASC (agriculture and soil conservation)
office. In 1958
he was offered a job of field man at Stayton Canning Co later
known as NorPac. She
was secretary at Willamette Plywood for several years and made
many close and dear friends.
In 1959 finishing the house they were building together
in the Aumsville countryside.
Later in 1979 they would build a house next door and
Sandee and her family would move next door they would be
neighbors for thirty-seven years.
family attended church in Salem at Grace Lutheran later moving
their membership to Calvary Lutheran in Stayton where she was
on the Altar Guild. Among
here activities in the Stayton/Aumsville area besides Altar
Guild were Marion Co Extension Service, Aumsville Corn
Festival, Santiam Hospital Auxiliary and Marion Co Blood Drive
also various card groups.
was preceded in death by husband Loyal, her parents Harry and
Edna Jenkins, her brother Bill and just recently her brother
Douglas. She is survived by her brother: Edward and sister: Kathleen
of River Falls, WI; daughter: Sandee (Jim) Reed of Aumsville
and their four children:
Erik Reed, and Corbyn, Annika Eloise, and Teaghen; Erin
(Toby) Hill and Aidan, Kaelyn, and Rian; Kiersten (Travis)
King and Bryan, Colby and Travy; Karryn (Ben)Laro and Isaac,
Gabby, Reed and Logan; numerous nieces and nephews as well as
with many dear and loved friends.
service will be Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Calvary
Lutheran Church in Stayton. Memorials
may go either to Calvary Lutheran Church or Santiam Hospital
in her name. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.