Ann B. Jenkins
March 10, 1935 – August 1, 2018
On August 1st Ann B. Jenkins was called to heaven after several years of illness. Ann was born in Anderson Texas on March 10th 1935 to Victor and Cecilia Seigle Borski. She graduated from Anderson, Texas High School and then received her BS in Education from Sam Houston State University. She met the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Jenkins and they were married on July 16, 1960 and eventually made Georgetown, Texas their home.
Ann is survived by her children, William “Bill” Jenkins and wife Nancy of Cedar Park, Julie Jenkins Blaylock of Georgetown, and Felicia Jenkins Weaver of New Orleans; sisters, Jody Skrivanek of Bryan College Station and Wilma (Blondie) Carrell (Cornell) of Anderson, Texas; grandchildren, Ross Jenkins (Sara), Robert “Max” Jenkins (Abby), Regan Jenkins, Victoria Jenkins, Nicole Blaylock, and Ashley Blaylock; great granddaughter, Hadley Jenkins, and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death and will now be reunited with her parents Victor and Cecilia Borski, her step-mother Beatrice Borski (the only mother she really knew), her husband Robert Jenkins, her son Mark and several other relatives.
Ann taught school for 30 plus years in Georgetown and influenced many youth throughout her years. She and her husband were active in the community and enjoyed going to football games, volleyball games and several other school and community sponsored events.
Ann was a devout Catholic and was a very active member of St. Helen’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed volunteering and giving back to her church community that she loved. When it became too difficult to get to church, members would visit and bring church to her. Ann also volunteered at the Georgetown Hospital and at Handcrafts Unlimited and was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma and enjoyed hosting meetings at her house.
Ann enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and anything pertaining to family. She attended and supported her grandchildren’s many sporting and dance events throughout the years and it saddened her when she could no longer do it. She loved to entertain and decorated her house for the different seasons and holidays. One of her grandchildren’s favorite memories was getting all of the boxes of decorations down from the attic after Thanksgiving and helping her decorate her house for Christmas.
Ann was loved by many and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The family would like to thank Altus Hospice, Fairway Vista where she resided the last several years and the many wonderful care givers who became like family to her. They would also like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes throughout her illness.
There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Helen's Catholic Church in Georgetown, Texas for relatives and close friends on Saturday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to The National Stroke Association http://www.stroke.org/ways-give/donate or to a charity of your choice.
St. Helen's Catholic Church
2700 East University
Ann B. Jenkins
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August 18, 2018
My condolences to the family of Ann Jenkins.
May she Rest In Peace.
August 14, 2018
As great a lady and person as I have ever known. I had the privilege of knowing her throughout my childhood and most of my adult life, although I regrettably lost touch in the last couple of years. My mother, Bob's sister, and Aunt Ann were two peas in a pod with their love for God, family, and friends. My deepest condolences to her family, especially cousins Bill and Julie, and Felicia. Glad she has reunited with Uncle Bob and cousin Mark and the rest of her family who departed earlier.
Lovic Brooks on behalf of the entire Brooks family.
August 13, 2018
Aunt Ann is greatly missed, although I know she’s now in a better place. Her legacy of love, laughter, and a giving heart lives on in those lives she touched.
August 13, 2018
Aunt Ann gave Rebecca and I some of the best marriage advise when we got married. It was “ listen politely to whatever someone tells you then do whatever the hell you want to do “. Thank you Aunt Ann. You are greatly missed.
Penny and Stanley Bland
August 13, 2018
We first met Bob and Ann Jenkins in the fall of 1974 when we moved into the home next door. Their children were young and ours were babies. Ann and Bob were in their prime. Their lives were full of work, children and church. Ann was the organizer. Her home was a well-oiled machine. She and Bob were keenly interested in what their children were doing and who their friends were. There was not child in town that wasn’t welcome at their table. Ann always prepared extra portions and made sure there were snacks in the freezer.
Bob and Ann were also very social. They enjoyed the company of many friends. Couples bridge was a favorite activity. Every December they would invite all the neighbors for a holiday celebration.
As the children grew into adults Bob and Ann encouraged the them to be the best they could be without over managing their lives. They loved their daughters-in-law and adored their grandchildren.
In the few years before Bob past and after the children were grown Bob and Ann had a more relaxed routine where they were able to re-connect as companions.
Then it was all about the grandchildren. Ann subscribed to a sports package on television so that she could see Ross quarterback the Louisiana Tech football team. When Max was appointed to West Point she was over the moon. The granddaughters playing volleyball and dancing made her so happy. She was a very proud "Granny".
Mark was taken so abruptly. His passing seemed to be the event that started Ann’s decline. Her health began to fail. The sparkle seemed to go out of her eyes. She was no longer that force that we had known for forty years.
Stanley and I loved and admired Bob and Ann. We knew all we had to do was look next door to see a model for marriage, parenting, faith and citizenship.
We pray Ann is in the arms of Bob, Mark and the mother she never knew.
August 7, 2018
I first met Ann when I taught at Northside Elemenrary as a 6th grade teacher. She graciously took me under her wing as a mentor. She was a a strong, disciplined teacher who cared for each and everyone of her students’ education. She was a driving force in my own career as a teacher. There needs to be more women like her dedicated to public education ... She will be missed by so many of us who were inspired by her dedication to teaching.