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Elwood Jenkins


Elwood “Ed” Walter Jenkins passed peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, on October 1, 2021, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Facilityin Largo, FL.  Born April 19, 1936, in Lewiston, Maine, the son of Milton and Velma (Hodgkin) Jenkins.
Ed attended Lewiston public schools and joined the U.S. Navy in 1953. He proudly served his country for 3+ years and continued to honor his country with his patriotic spirit his entire life. Ed married Marilyn L. Lovely on October 19,1957. He worked at Pineland Hospital for a number of years. Ed married Linda Therrien on December 3, 1982 in Durham, ME and washead custodian at Durham Elementary School until his retirement. Ed was a member of the Durham Amvets Post 13.Ed liked to attend car shows and events at Oxford Plains Speedway. He enjoyed attending sporting events with his wife, where he was known for his silly horn antics. He especially loved hockey and followed Maine’s hockey teams faithfully. Ed was an animal lover and rescued several dogs throughout his lifetime. He also enjoyed feeding and watching wildlife around his home. Ed kept himself busy after his retirement with woodworking and crafting special mementos for family and friends. Ed loved hosting family gatherings alongside his wife and his children always looked forward to spending Christmas Eve with them. Ed also enjoyed traveling with his dedicated wife who kept him active and took great care of him as he battled dementia in the last few years of his life.
In addition to his parents, Ed was predecease by his brother, Robert and his sister, Phyllis. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Linda (Hall) Jenkins, are his son, David Jenkins and his wife, Linda, of Largo, FL; daughter Cynthia Emery and her husband, Barry of Poland, ME; Kenneth Jenkins and his wife Carolyn of Springfield, VT; daughters Lisa Jenkins and her fiancé Leon Nickerson of Oxford, ME and Brenda Jenkins and her partner Scott Merrill of Poland, ME; step-sons Todd Therrien and his wife Shannon and Eric Therrien and his wife Jennifer; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Ed will be missed by many who hold great memories of time spent with him.
Buriel will be at Maine Veterans Cemetery on 10/28/21 at noon. To share memories and on line condolences- go to VeteransFuneralCare.com
In Lieu of flowers-donations can be sent to Midcoast Humane 190Pleasant St , Brunswick,Maine 04011
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  • Lisa Jenkins says:

    I love & miss you Dad.💔

  • David Jenkins says:

    Love and miss you Dad 💔

  • Brenda Jenkins says:

    Love you always Pop! XOXOX

  • Nicole Morris says:

    Love you gramps :) so glad I got to see you to trim your hair before heading to Florida :) loved seeing your smile xoxo love you always

  • Cindi Emery says:

    Dad I will miss everything about you , your silliness, your patriotic love & your love for your family and life. Christmas will not be the same!! Your love of your life , wife Linda being by your side through your rough days ❤️ You’ll always be in my Thoughts & Heart ❤️ R.I.P Dad 💔 Fly High . I Love You Always 😘

  • Patricia Dewitt says:

    So very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing Linda. May he rest easy .Love, The Libby family

  • Irene Gondek says:

    This message is for Linda. So sorry to hear about Ed. I can still see him playing the mouth harp and kazoo at our parties. We did have some good times and good memories when Androscoggin was like a family. Take care of yourself.. You always give 1oo% so let others spoil you now. Ed and Linda what a team!! My prayers are with you and your family.

    Sincerely, Irene

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