Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on Aug. 6, 2017
Kenneth L. Jenkins
On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Kenneth Jenkins of Gaithersburg, MD passed away at Shady Grove Hospital after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Beloved husband of Frances Jenkins; devoted father of Courtney Jenkins; survived by sisters Carolyn Sivers (John) and Mary Ann Anderson and cherished nieces and nephews; predeceased by parents Esther Lorraine and Kenneth L. Jenkins and sister Sharon Woomer.
Ken grew up in DC and attended the University of MD. He then went into the Peace Corps in Liberia, returning to pursue a teaching degree. He was a dedicated special education teacher at Boonsboro High School in Washington County for 32 years and also a long-time Sears employee. His sense of humor, generosity of spirit, and commitment to friends and family inspired everyone who met him.
A memorial service will be held at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church at 11:00 on Wednesday, August 9.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prevent Cancer Foundation or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. .