OBITUARY

Shirley Lois Jenkins

June 19, 1930January 6, 2019
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Shirley Lois Jenkins, age 88, beloved mother, grandmother/“Mamaw”, sister, friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 6, 2019 in Spokane, Washington, with complications from dementia. Born June 19, 1930 in Port Arthur, Texas to Lester and Gertrude Gordy, Shirley grew up in southeast Texas, and graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School Class of 1948. While attending high school, Shirley was cheerleader, basketball player, sorority member, and met the love of her life, Herman "Jack" Jenkins. Shirley and Jack married in Groves, TX on September 1, 1951 and lived in Austin, until Jack’s graduation from the University of Texas. They relocated with Texaco to Illinois and Houston, were blessed with their son, and cherished life together until Jack passed away in 1984, after 33 years of marriage.

Shirley delighted in hosting, antique shopping for depression glass, decorating, and cooking delicious meals, including gumbo and scrumptious spaghetti & meatballs. She was humorous, sassy, witty, and wise. She loved family and friends with her whole heart. After the passing of her husband, Shirley relocated to Spokane, Washington to live closer to family and her dearly loved granddaughters. Shirley wrote with beautiful cursive writing and often signed “Love Ya Lots” on thoughtful correspondence. Mamaw/Shirley, you are missed but will always be remembered fondly for your laughter and love. Shirley is preceded in rest by her husband Herman Jack Jenkins and her brother Leslie Gordy. She is survived by her son, Rodney (Jill) Jenkins of Spokane, WA. ; her two granddaughters, Savanna and Leah; her sister, Margaret (Bob) Boldt of Richardson, TX.; her brother, Earl Gordy of Beaumont, Tx. and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held for Shirley on February 2nd, 2019 at 1:00 Shirley Lois Jenkins, age 88, beloved mother, grandmother/“Mamaw”, sister, friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 6, 2019 in Spokane, Washington, with complications from dementia. Born June 19, 1930 in Port Arthur, Texas to Lester and Gertrude Gordy, Shirley grew up in southeast Texas, and graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School Class of 1948. While attending high school, Shirley was cheerleader, basketball player, sorority member, and met the love of her life, Herman "Jack" Jenkins. Shirley and Jack married in Groves, TX on September 1, 1951 and lived in Austin, until Jack’s graduation from the University of Texas. They relocated with Texaco to Illinois and Houston, were blessed with their son, and cherished life together until Jack passed away in 1984, after 33 years of marriage.

Shirley delighted in hosting, antique shopping for depression glass, decorating, and cooking delicious meals, including gumbo and scrumptious spaghetti & meatballs. She was humorous, sassy, witty, and wise. She loved family and friends with her whole heart. After the passing of her husband, Shirley relocated to Spokane, Washington to live closer to family and her dearly loved granddaughters. Shirley wrote with beautiful cursive writing and often signed “Love Ya Lots” on thoughtful correspondence. Mamaw/Shirley, you are missed but will always be remembered fondly for your laughter and love. Shirley is preceded in rest by her husband Herman Jack Jenkins and her brother Leslie Gordy. She is survived by her son, Rodney (Jill) Jenkins of Spokane, WA. ; her two granddaughters, Savanna and Leah; her sister, Margaret (Bob) Boldt of Richardson, TX.; her brother, Earl Gordy of Beaumont, Tx. and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held for Shirley on February 2nd, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Calvary Hill Funeral Home, with a Funeral Service following at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at 3:00 pm at Calvary Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, February 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Shirley Lois Jenkins

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Y. Ramirez

February 1, 2019

To Ms. Shirley's family, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah promises that you will  see her again very soon! Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.  She will also be in perfect health Revelation 21:1-5.
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Julie Clem

January 30, 2019

Shirley's son, Rodney, was close friends with my husband, David, as young men. I met them both on the sad occasion of their husband and father's death. I was impressed even then with Shirley's warmth and grace.
Many years later, Shirley was a volunteer at the hospital where David was a heart patient receiving various treatments over a period of several years. She always made it a point to check in on us and offered me comfort even during David's triple bypass surgery. She has been a cheerful and generous friend to myself, my husband and my mother-in-law for many years and we will miss her greatly.

Bob and Jan Alexander

January 21, 2019

Have very fond memories of Shirley and Jack welcoming us to Grand Blvd neighborhood in 1965. We enjoyed the time we had with them before they moved. Jan and Bob Alexander

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