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Betty Gay Weaver Jenkins – August 3, 2016

Jenkins Obit PicBetty Gay Weaver Jenkins, 86, of Amarillo died Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 6, 2016 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Howard Batson officiating. Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Betty was born October 13, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Eran Austin and Ethal Deason Weaver. She moved to Oklahoma City at the age of 5. She moved to Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 11 and lived there three years before returning to Oklahoma City where she graduated from Classen High School in 1947. She attended the University of Oklahoma where she was a music major. She was a member of Mu Phi Epsilon Music Sorority and Delta Gamma Sorority. After college she served as a legal secretary for a law firm in Oklahoma City.

She married the love of her life, Dale Jenkins, in Oklahoma City at Trinity Baptist Church on June 19, 1949. They went on to have four children and remained in Oklahoma City until 1967, when Dale was transferred to Amarillo with his company, IBM.

Betty loved the Lord with all her heart and served as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Department Director, was on many Church Committees, and was a member of the WMU. She was one of the founders of the Tape Library at First Baptist Church of Amarillo. She and her husband also served as sponsors on youth choir mission trips to Europe and California.

She was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and a member of the Symphony Auxiliary. She was a volunteer at High Plains Baptist Hospital for many years and helped with eye screening of pre-school children both in Oklahoma City and Amarillo through her sorority, Delta Gamma. She was a loving and involved mother. In Oklahoma City she was P.T.A. president and a Cub Scout Den Mother. In 1983, she and her husband were honored guests of the White House to hear their son, Timothy Jenkins, an opera singer, perform for President and Mrs. Reagan.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, E. A. Weaver and her son, Timothy Dale Jenkins.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dr. Dan Jenkins and wife Dena, Dr. Greg Jenkins and wife Ann, all of Amarillo, a daughter Sherri Allen and husband Gregg of Dallas; 10 grandchildren, Scott Jenkins and wife Jamie of Riverside, California, Jennifer Moore and husband Andrew of Austin, Danny Jenkins and David Jenkins of Basalt, Colorado, Jessica Conn and husband Brandon of Ft. Worth, Ted Jenkins and Gregory Cade Jenkins of Amarillo, Clinton Allen and wife Ashley, Katie Bolner and husband Steve, and Jake Allen all of Dallas, and 6 great-grandchildren Michael, Guy and Owen Jenkins of Riverside and Madison, Harrison, and Brooklyn Conn of Ft. Worth.

The family suggests memorials be to the Music Ministry, First Baptist Church, 1208 S Tyler, Amarillo, TX 79101.

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  • Barbara Simms Posted August 8, 2016 6:54 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Jenkins family. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother.

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