Funeral services for Harold Jenkins will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019, at Gillette Memorial Chapel; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetary.
Harold Allan Jenkins, 74, passed away suddenly at the Gillette Memorial Hospital of a heart related condition on March 8, 2019. Harold was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, July 20, 1944, to Lorna I. Nelson and Harold Jenkins. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1963 and enlisted in the National Guard in 1962.
On Oct. 21, 1967, he married Diana G. Younkin in Casper, Wyoming, and they were married 40 years until her death Sept. 11, 2007. They lived in Casper and Sheridan, Wyoming, Fort Collins, Colorado, and Gillette, Wyoming, for the last 38 years.
Harold worked as a coal miner at Peabody Coal for 38 years and retired in 2012. After retirement he traveled to Hawaii, Maine, Florida, Arizona, Texas, and Montana, where he spent time with family and friends doing what he loved to do, fly fishing.
He loved the Denver Broncos and during football season he headed to Denver to treat family and friends to a game with his season tickets. Harold’s hobbies included bowling, photography and fly fishing. He spent a lot of time on the Big Horn River with his young family camping and of course he would spend long hours fishing.
Harold is preceded in death by his wife, Diana and his parents, Lorna and Harold Jenkins. He is survived by his children, Scot A. Jenkins (Crystal D. Harris) and their children, Sierra and Daelyn of Gillette, Wyoming; Sheila N. (Ryan) Gossens and their children, Kaitlin and Kiera of Lovell, Wyoming, and Kristen L. Jenkins of Portland, Maine and brothers-in-law, William and Robert Younkin.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made in Harold’s name to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Funeral Home, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com