Betty J. Jenkins ORANGE — Betty Jean Jenkins, 74, a lifelong Orange resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at her home. Her loving family was with her at her bedside. Born on July 18, 1944, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Francis and Bernice (Eastman) Potter. She attended schools in Orange. On June 23, 1962, she married the love of her life, Dennis D. Jenkins, at a beautiful ceremony in Washington. The two made their home for the remainder of Betty’s life in Orange, where they raised their four wonderful children. Throughout her life, Betty had many hobbies and interests. The most important of those were gardening, playing cards, doing puzzles, bird watching, antiquing and especially, spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Dennis; her daughter, Roseanne Jenkins Carroll, of Orange; her sons David Jenkins and wife Sedillia, of Barre, and Alfred Jenkins, of Orange; four granddaughters Danielle, Trayce, Natosha and Samantha, and two grandsons Nathan and A.J., as well as 10 great-grandchildren. She also leaves her sister, Arline Nedeau, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Sonja Jenkins, in 1988. A service to honor and celebrate Betty’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Christ Community Alliance Church on Route 302 in Orange. Interment will take place in the Brookhaven Cemetery in Orange immediately following the service. Family and friends may call on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the Hooker Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the Sonja Marie Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 108, East Barre, VT 05649. For memorial guestbook visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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