William A. Jenkins Jr.
He was born on September 18, 1919 in Greensboro, NC. He graduated from Duke University in 1940, worked on his Master’s at Johns Hopkins University and received his doctorate in geology from the University of Texas. He was a geologist with Mobil Oil Company and taught briefly at Tulane University. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maggie Shirling Jenkins, who came to Estes Park in the 1920s when her father taught biology courses at the Olympus Lodge. The Shirling cabin still stands from 1924.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Joan, with whom he shared 10 eventful years of marriage. As Duke and Carolina graduates, they were avid ACC basketball fans, enjoyed the Nuggets and Broncos, ice skating competitions, Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, opera, ballet and the Olympics. Above all, they savored the beauty of Estes Park in every season. He was a member of the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies and of Summer Residents Association.
Bill is survived by his son Peter (Patty) in Atlanta, son Bill in Dallas and daughter Catherine in Washington, DC and his brother-in-law, Elwood Shirling.
Memorials may be made to the handbell choirs or chancel choir at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. A memorial service will take place in January.