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Paul Robert Jenkins

March 30, 1932 — June 2, 2020

Paul Robert Jenkins age 88 of Ordway, Colorado passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family in Ordway, Colorado. He was born March 30, 1932 in Rocky Ford, Colorado. The son of Joseph and Mabel (Cloud) Jenkins, Paul attended Fountain High School and graduated in 1950. Paul married Etta Corum on January 16, 1955 at the Kendrick Bible Church in Rush, Colorado. They shared over sixty-one years of marriage and were blessed to have raised three children on the Jenkins Ranch. 4-H was a passion of Paul’s growing up. He was very successful raising market beef animals, which led to his dream of ranching in Eastern Colorado. He served in the Army from November 21, 1952 to November 20, 1960. While serving in the Army he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the United National Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Award. Paul enjoyed competing in amateur and professional rodeos in timed events; Calf-Roping and Team Roping. Paul continued to serve his community as a School Board Member at Edison School, a founding member of the Edison Volunteer Fire Department, Edison Fire District Board Member, Organization member of the Colorado Independent Cattle Growers Association, Chairman of the Republican Vacancy Committee, Precinct Committee People for over 30 years and Lincoln County Land Use Board Member. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Mabel (Cloud) Jenkins, brother Larry Jenkins and wife Etta Louise Jenkins. Paul is survived by their children Joleen Kay Jenkins (Justin Grady) of Elizabeth, Colorado, Delbert Lee Jenkins (Donna) of Ordway, Colorado and James Robert Jenkins (Janet) of Kiowa, Colorado. Siblings; Bonnie Hoover (Floyd), Bill Jenkins (Marlyn), Johnny Jenkins (Judy), Joe Jenkins (Pat), eight Grandchildren; Jami Mattson, Brianne Mattson, Dayna Buffington (Matt), January Stout (Tyler), Dawn Landry (Nathan), Janelle Compagnone (Curt), Carlton Ames (Nancy) and Dustin Jenkins (Amanda), great grandchildren CJ, Andrew and Connor Ames and Lily Compagnone, along with several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions can be made to: Edison Volunteer Fire Department 14550 Edison Road Yoder, Colorado 80864 or Ark Valley Hospice 531 Lewis Ave. LaJunta, Colorado 81050
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