Person:Mabel Jenkins (4)

Mabel J. Jenkins
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Name Mabel J. Jenkins
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 8 Feb 1948 Stites, Idaho, Idaho
Residence[1] 1980 Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington
Death[1][2] 2 Aug 2008 Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho
Other[1][3] Obit
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 , (I)Daily Record, Ellensburg, Washington, . (2)
    Obituary of Mabel J. Minor; 6 Aug 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Social Security Death Index
    Mabel J. Minor.
  3. Mabel J. Minor passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center at Lewiston. She was 60 years young. 
    Mabel began her journey Feb. 8, 1948, parents Mark and Jane Jenkins were in route to Grangeville Hospital, but Mabel was ready to get the party started in Stites. 
    In 1952, the Jenkins family moved to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley where Mabel and her sisters attended Clarkston schools. Mabel graduated from Clarkston High School in 1966. 
    Shortly after graduation she found employment at Omark Corp (now known as ATK), where she built more than bullets, she built long term friendships. 
    Mabel married David A. Ryan Aug. 27, 1966, and started a family of her own with the birth of first child Mary (Jo) Ryan Oct. 3, 1967. 
    Two years later Mabel had a second daughter, Kimberly Ryan, born Aug. 
    2,1969. Mabel and David went their separate ways April 1979. 
    In 1980, Mabel moved to Ellensburg, Wash., where she met and married Mike Minor June 14, 1980. Mabel and Mike had a son, William Floyd Minor, born June 12, 1982. She and Mike parted ways in 2000. 
    While living in Ellensburg for 20 years, Mabel enjoyed working at the County Courthouse, the Bi-Mart Corp. and Calaway Trading Inc. She took a great deal of pride in her home and hosted many family gatherings there. Mabel loved being surrounded by family and friends, and celebrating life. 
    On Nov. 24, 1989, she celebrated the birth of her grandson, George Russell Stewart Jr. 
    Life brought her back to Lewiston in 2000, where she rekindled old friendships. As she settled in she worked at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center as a unit secretary. Then in 2002, Mabel returned to ATK. 
    Mabel had a way of lifting a person's spirits and was often the life of the party. Mabel was a fun person to be with whether it was on a road trip or a camping trip she always seemed to make a good time better. Mabel loved spending time on the Snake River or up in the mountains, yet would enjoy sitting at home reading a book or listening to music, especially ELVIS! Mabel also had a crafty side, enjoying needle point, stained glass work and scrap booking. 
    Spending time with Mabel was always a good time. It didn't matter if it was on a roller coaster or in the back yard for a shin-dig. She was a real kick in the pants and will be missed for a long time. 
    Mabel is survived by two daughters, Jo Ryan of Asotin and Kimberly Ryan of Lewiston; a son, Bill Minor of Lewiston; grandson, George Stewart Jr. of Lewiston; four sisters, Melba Williams of Lewiston, and Maureen Callahan, Mary Forgey and Millie Galles, all of Clarkston; numerous nieces and nephews; and many beloved friends. 
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Jane Jenkins; and two sisters, Barbara Jenkins and Margaret Whybark. 
    Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in the upper part of Beach View Park in Clarkston, followed by a friend and family covered-dish shin-dig. 
    Contributions may be sent to Twin Rivers Bank in Clarkston in memory of Mabel Minor.Published in Daily Record from August 6 to August 10, 2008