Lorraine Jenkins BERLIN — Lorraine Jenkins, 75, of Berlin Corners, joined her late husband and love of her life on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Duxbury on Feb. 11, 1944, the daughter of Frank and Edna (Ravlin) Wagner. She attended schools in Montpelier and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1963. On Feb. 18, 1975, she married Jamie Jenkins in Anchorage, Alaska. Jamie predeceased her on Sept. 22, 2018. Lorraine’s early years were spent working for Ready Plastic, bartending and managing the White Stallion. After moving to Alaska, she began providing daycare to other military families. Once she and her husband moved back to Vermont in 1977, Lorraine continued to provide child care for many families in the central Vermont area before retiring in 2006. Lorraine’s passions in life that made her the happiest, brought that smile to her face and lit up her eyes were her family and friends. You may recognize her from local restaurants/pubs that she frequented as she loved to socialize, drink her Diet Coke, eat a hot dog or salad with no lettuce. You had to be on your toes at all times because she loved to play pranks and scare people. Another big passion of hers was country music and the Boston Red Sox. Country music started with the “twangy” country music in the '60s, but Blake Shelton turned that around to today’s country. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 792 Ladies Auxiliary. She also was gifted with creating many wonderful memories with her variety of crafts, woodworking and quilting. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Ladd (Randy), of Berlin; stepchildren Brian Jenkins (Marlowe), of Jericho, Michael Gilman (Mari-Jo), of Williamstown; grandchildren Tyler Ladd (fiancée Heather Loati), of Berlin, Jami-Miranda Gagnon (Nicholas), of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; siblings Archola Harlow, of Berlin, Gay Rouelle, of West Berlin; four grandchildren, one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews. Thank you to all of Lorraine’s loving caregivers, CVMC, Woodridge, CVHHH and her loving family. RIP, Lorraine, Mom, LuLu, Meme, Trouble and Mummy, you will forever be in our hearts. A graveside service will be held in the spring. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We missed seeing her the last time we went to K's. She always had people laughing. May your fond memories help ease the pain.
Steve and Heather Bolduc

Janet MacAuley

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lorraine. She was a fun-loving person who was always ready to frequent local restaurants with her family and friends. She will now be with her Jamie and enjoy eternity with him.

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