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Obituary: JENKINS, EDWARD MAX

Published: Thursday, Dec. 25 2014 10:13 a.m. MST

Edward "Max" JenkinsJune 27, 1920 ~ Feb. 20, 2012Max has gone to celebrate his 65th anniversary with Nita. He is a loving husband, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, faithful home teacher and disciple of Christ. Max has returned with honor after nearly ninety-two years of being a truly generous servant of the Lord, willing to share time, talents and resources to further His work. Max was born June 27, 1920 to Mable Chatwin and Edward Thomas Jenkins. He attended West High and graduated from the University of Utah. Max married Betty Christensen December 28, 1941. They have a daughter Barbara "Babbie" Jo Jenkins. Betty died in November of 1944. He married Juanita "Nita" Davies February 21, 1947. They have two daughters, Lynne and Leslie. Both marriages were later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. Max served in the United States Army. He was sales manager and then vice president of Christensen Diamond Products, where he had the opportunity to travel the world. The Jenkins family lived in Paris, France, while Max ran the CDP Company there. Max and Nita later returned to France to serve an LDS mission in La Rochelle. Max has been a bishop, counselor, high councilman, teacher and Young Mens leader. Max and Nita loved to travel together, with family and with friends. Trips were often planned around golf. They have played golf courses worldwide. Max loved drawing, painting, obsessive doodling, gardening, BYU and Utah football and basketball. At ninety plus years, he was taking French Classes, piano lessons, had a personal trainer, and was cooking recipes for his family from the food network. Max had gone to Palm Desert to golf, when he got sick and needed surgery. He was mending well and planning a family reunion, a trip to Paris and a golf trip to Oregon, when he suffered a stroke and died soon after. Max was always planning another great adventure. As for the family reunion, he will now have the greatest reunion he could ever have imagined. Survived by his daughters, Lynne Brimley (Richard), Barbara Jo Heiner, Leslie Pack (Jim). Fourteen grandchildren, and thirty-five and counting great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, three sisters, wife Betty, wife Nita and a beloved granddaughter Kerry Brimley. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Memorial Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East in Murray. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Cottonwood Stake Center, 1830 East 6400 South, with a viewing from 9:45 10:45 prior to services. Interment at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, 3115 East 7800 South. On line condolences may be sent to www.memorialutah.com