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Gary Elwood Jenkins June 12, 1942 – Sept. 27, 2015


"Gary Elwood Jenkins June 12, 1942 - Sept. 27, 2015"

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Gary Elwood Jenkins passed away at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital on September 27, 2015 surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born in American Fork, Utah and moved to Oregon in 1966 with his wife Mary and two children, Teresa and Anthony. Then in 1977, they started their second family with the addition of Shayne, Betsy and Dustin. Dustin passed away in November 2014.
Gary served in the United States Army. He enlisted in 1961 and was deployed to Germany for the Berlin Crisis to help protect the Wall. He returned home in 1963 and served in the Active Military Reserve for four years. He was Honorably Discharged in 1966.
Gary was a commercial carpet and tile Installer and was a member of the Carpet and Tile Layers Union #1236. He retired in 2004.
He loved his family and friends, old movies especially westerns, and John Wayne was his idol. He loved to read about Native Americans, Western History and Hot Rods and everything in-between. He enjoyed taking trips in the RV and going camping, fishing and hunting with his family and friends and spending his vacation time in Utah.
Gary is preceded in death by his son Dustin; father Elwood Jenkins; mother Mildred Brown; half brother Rick; and his step father Francis Brown. He is survived by his wife Mary; daughters, Teresa and Betsy; sons, Anthony (Jackie) and Shayne; his step mom Joy; sister Deanna; half sisters, Coleen and Mary; half brothers, Steve (Carol) and Greg; grandchildren Kurt (Shawney), Donavan, Kurin, Brooklin (Cassidy); nieces, nephews and many cousins.
His laughter, storytelling and jokes will be greatly missed.
A graveside service will be held on Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Ferron City Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at JoAnn Behling’s home, 150 East, 500 North.

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