NAHCOTTA - Gary L. Jenkins, 51, died Nov. 7, 2007, at his Nahcotta residence following a valiant battle with cancer. Born Dec. 8, 1955, in Longview, he was the son of Fred and Helen (Kalahan) Jenkins. His first years were spent in Napavine, where he attended school. In 1965 he moved with his family to Ocean Park and attended Ilwaco High School.
Mr. Jenkins was a hard worker and his efforts were directed toward his career working in various aspects of the oyster industry in Nahcotta. Following his father's death several years ago he was also his mother's caretaker until her death.
He enjoyed reading, especially Louis L'Amour novels. He also enjoyed watching cooking shows on television, socializing with his many friends and particularly enjoyed long walks with his beloved canine companion Molly.
He never married. Survivors include his sisters, Wanda Houston of Ocean Park, Mary Cothren of Ocean Park and Martha English of Eureka, Calif.; his brothers, Steve Jenkins of Vancouver, Kenneth, Ed and Scott Jenkins of Ocean Park and Stan Jenkins of Astoria; other members of his extended family; and of course, his beloved puppy, Molly.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach. A reception follows at the chapel. Please share a memory or sign the guest book at www.penttilaschapel.com.