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Information for John Duane Jenkins

23 December, 1922 30 November, 1986

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

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John Jenkins

    Graveside services for John Duane Jenkins, 63, of Middleton, who died Sunday, Nov. 30, at home of natural causes, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wilder Cemetery.
    The Rev, Gerald Crownover of the First Assembly of God Church, Caldwell, will officiate, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Jenkins was born Dec. 23, 1922, at Forsyth, Mo., to Joe and Ola Jenkins.  He was reared and educated in the Arena Valley community near Wilder.
    He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
    He later lived in Chester. Calif., where he drove logging trucks for several years.
    He married Doris Marinelli July 28, 1962, at Reno, Nev.  They came in 1962 to the Caldwell area.  He drove logging trucks for Morgan Logging Co. at Cascade for a short time and worked for Orville Hartman near Parma for several years until his retirement. 
    He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
    He is survived by his wife of Middleton; a daughter, Diane Jenkins of Middleton; two sons, Wayne and John Jenkins, both of Reno; three stepsons, Larry Myres of Martinez, Calif., Dennis Myres of Elko, Nev., and John Marinelli of Middleton; three brothers, Henry Jenkins of Corning, Calif.,_ Preston Jenkins of Weiser, and Clarence Jenkins of Wilder; two sisters, Gladys Warren of Corning, Calif., and Loreene Geisler of Idaho Falls; four grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a brother and two step-grandchildren.
    Friends may call today until 9 p.m. at the Caldwell Dakan chapel.
    Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, in care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell 83606.

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