Information for Una Estelle Sanford Vincent Jenkins

23 April, 1901 21 November, 1996

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

November, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Una Jenkins

     Una Estelle Jenkins, 95, of Eugene, Ore., and formerly of Nampa, died Nov. 21, 1996, in Eugene.  No services will be held.  Private burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Jenkins was born April 23, 1901, at Liberal, Mo., to Frank and Mabel Seibert Sanford.  She came West with her family to Waitsburg, Wash., in 1904, then to Butte, Mont., in 1905.  In 1907 the family moved to Nampa and later homesteaded on a farm near Melba.
    She married Hobart Vincent on March 8, 1921. They had two children, Carol in 1923 and Melvin in 1925.
    In 1932 she married James Jenkins.  She worked as a secretary for the Jensma Creamery in Nampa for several years and later for Attorney Earl Garrity.  She was active in horseback riding, fishing, camping and bowling, being named to the National Bowling Hall of Fame for her contributions to bowling activities in Nampa.
    She was a lifelong member of Nampa First Christian Church and a member of the choir.
    In 1986, Mrs. Jenkins moved to a retirement home in Eugene.
    She is survived by a sister, Nellie Sanford of Emmett; a son, Melvin Vincent of Eugene; 4 stepchildren, Opal Gabrial, Milwaukee, Ore., James Jenkins Jr., San Jose, Ca., Adeline Tams and Kenneth Jenkins, both of Boise; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, James Jenkins; two sisters; three brothers; and her daughter, Carol O'Very.
    No services will be held. Private burial will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens at Nampa, Idaho.


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