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Jacqueline Ann Whitehead Jenkins – January 12, 2018

Jacqueline Ann Whitehead Jenkins passed away peacefully Jan. 12, 2018.
Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sat. Jan. 20, 2018, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with the Revs. Robert Pace and Jill Walters officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Ann was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Denver, CO. to Dr. William and Delilah Whitehead.  With her father as the Chief of Dentistry at the VA, they moved to Amarillo in 1939.  She attended AHS, Radford School for Girls and Lindenwood College.
In 1942, she married Al N. Jenkins.  While raising three children she was an avid skier, active in the Jr. League of Amarillo, P.T.A., P.E.O. and held numerous positions with the Camp Fire Girls.  Ann worked at St. Anthony’s Hospital, spent over 20 years on staff, and loved working for Dr. Bob Stafford.
As a bon vivant and world traveler, she saw the world and held court in her living room discussing everything from recently attended rock concerts to the latest best seller.  Her home was always open for friends as well as strangers, welcoming all.  Her annual Christmas Party was infamous.  Her caring, kindness and advice was solicited and received by many.
Ann had dogs!  Dogs who enjoyed rich, long lives.  To be Ann’s dog, was to be a very, very lucky dog!
Beautiful, charming and one of the great raconteuse; a very sweet, caring, loving, good, good woman has left us.  As Ann showed us, life is a joy, so get out there!
Ann is survived by children, Stuart and wife Carol Jenkins of McAllen, Alan Jenkins, Margaret Jenkins and husband Mike Abdoo, of Amarillo; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her very special best friends, Gaynor, J.B., Martha and Larry, all of Amarillo and in the hearts of anyone lucky enough to know her.
The family would like to sincerely thank all her caregivers at the Craig Senior Living Center for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Rescue Shelter Inc., 12500 FM Rd. 1541, Amarillo, TX 79118.


  • Melissa Burns Posted January 18, 2018 3:02 pm

    I was lucky enough to know Ann from St. Anthony’s hospital and also through the Bell Avenue Baptist Church clown ministry visiting the Craig. What a very special lady!
    The family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Carol Torczon Posted January 18, 2018 11:37 pm

    Ann was my second mom, and I will forever benefit from the life lessons I learned from her. She epitomized grace, dignity, and an esprit de joi that helped shaped who I am today. I saw firsthand the loving care Margaret took of her mom in the final years of Ann’s life and am proud to consider Ann, Margaret, and the rest of the family my dear friends. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts, prayers, and heart.

  • tom perry Posted January 19, 2018 8:35 am

    I understand your loss and you have my most sincere condolences. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

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