In Memory of

Deborah Ann Jenkins

May 21, 1935 - February 27, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Deborah Ann Jenkins

Deborah Ann Jenkins

Born: May 21, 1935
Died: February 27, 2018
Age: 82

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     Deborah Ann Jenkins, was born on May 21, 1935, in Vicksburg, MI, to Cecil and Virginia (Forsythe) Southworth. Deb graduated from high school in Vicksburg and attended Western Michigan University with a major in business and a minor in music.

     Deb married her high school sweetheart, Harold (Bud) Jenkins on February 3, 1956, and they made their home in Marshall, MI. They resided in Marshall until 1974, when they were transferred to Spencer with the Eaton Corporation.

     She taught private piano while continuing her music education at Iowa Lakes Community College and the University of South Dakota. She also worked as a transcriptionist for the Avera Spencer Clinic, and was an organist for St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. Her greatest joys in life included music, spending time with her family and friends, and with Gus, her English Setter.

     Deborah passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family, at the age of 82. She is preceded in death by her husband in 2009; one grandson, Stephen Spory in 2012; and one brother, John Southworth.

      Left to cherish her memory are her three children: Lauri deTemmerman (Stephen) of Olewein, IA, Scott of Platte City, MO, and Lisa Baxter (Daren) of Spirit Lake, IA; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Dr. William Southworth (Darlene) of Ashland, OR; one sister, Mary VanderSchaaff (George) of Waterloo, Ontario; other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 3, at the St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Spirit Lake.

Memorials may be given to the St. Alban's Episcopal Church or the Abben Cancer Center
Father Tom Early
Honorary Bearers
Eric Puffer
Gregory Owen
Geoffrey Owen
Christopher Owen
Megan Baxter
Chloe Jenkins
Visitation with family will be one hour prior to the service at the church
Special music prerecorded by Deborah.
St. Alban's Episcopal Church Columbarium
Spirit Lake, Iowa


Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4:39 PM
“So sorry to hear of Deb's passing. Jim and I couldn't have asked for better neighbors on 15th Street. Miss the neighborhood. God's blessing on you as you will surely miss the lovely lady. Sharon”
- Sharon Anderson
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:08 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to each of you.
May God surround you all with His peace, comfort and strength.”
- Mark & Robin Schmidt
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:05 PM
“Our deepest sympathies!! Deb was a great lady! Will miss her”
- Gregg & Kris Allen
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 4:14 PM
“Sorry for your loss....cherish all of the memories.”
- Mike & Darlene Carlson
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 4:14 PM
“Our sympathy to Scott and the Jenkins family at this sorrowful time.”
- Jay Santage
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:28 PM
“I am so very sorry to hear of your loss !
My deepest sympathies !
May God give you peace in your hearts !”
- Rhonda Olson
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:38 PM
“Deepest sympathies to you and the family”
- Brandon and Melissa Steuben
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