Obituary of Helen Joan Jenkins
Helen Joan Jenkins went to be in the arms of Jesus on May 21, 2019 in Bellingham, WA. Husband Jerry will be waiting for Babe along with Rose and Don and her parents and siblings that went before. Heaven just got a little louder! Helen was born November 5, 1932 to Henry and Frances Zender of Kendall, WA. She worked hard from an early age being raised on a farm. Helen graduated from Mount Baker High School, then worked at the paper mill. She married Jerry Jenkins on February 13, 1954. Helen is survived by sons Jerry (Bonnie), Jim (Patty), Don (Pam), Alan (Wendy), and daughter Maria (Paul) Pickering; grandchildren Sandra, Steven, Jered, Andrew, Jennifer, Laura, Jacob and Claire; great grandchildren Nikolai, Addison, Alissa Rose, and Cooper. Helen ran the household lovingly and like a pro. Dinners were great and on the table at 5:45. She worked in food service at Bellingham High School from which she retired. Her and Dad loved the weekends, dinner out, dancing and spending time with family and friends. Helen was a devout Catholic and attended Assumption Catholic Church. They were a 5:00 Saturday mass family. Her bible was in the prayer corner where she spent a lot of time, having four boys to pray for! She lived a good, full life and is no longer in pain.
We would like to thank the nurses and staff of Saint Francis who lovingly took care of mom these past seven years.
A memorial mass, followed by a reception will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:30am at Assumption Catholic Church 2116 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225. The graveside service will follow at St. Peters Cemetery on Heady Road, in Maple Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to the Assumption Parish Hope House 207 Kentucky St. Bellingham, WA 98225.
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