January 27, 1929 ~ March 3, 2019

Born in: Eureka, Utah
Resided in: Highlands Ranch, CO

Gene Jenkins, 90, passed away on March 3, 2019. He was born on January 27, 1929 in Eureka, Utah to Belle and Hyrum Jenkins.   Gene is survived by his two daughters, Pola Metz and Jenine McQuaid, and his four Grandchildren: Garrett and Kylie Metz and Wesley and Riley McQuaid.  Gene served in the U.S. Army for 22 years and retired as a Lt. Colonel.  He was married to the love of his life, Sherry Jenkins, for 64 years.  They enjoyed many adventures together and loved to entertain, golf, and travel.  Gene was an avid golfer and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Gene was loved by many and he will be greatly missed.  A private family service will be held on March 13, 2019 at 1:00pm at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado (455 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203).


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  1. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Gene. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  2. Our deepest sympathy to Pola and Janine and their families…We had become friends with Gene and Sherry while stationed with them in the Army in Detroit in 1958 and maintained a lifelong wonderful relationship with the family. Lots of golf/skiing/travelling/gourmet eating/a little drinking/cards and games/and always lots of fun!!

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