Frieda Jenkins

Frieda Emma Jenkins, 93, of Peoria, AZ passed away peacefully February 8, 2020 at Hospice of the Valley, Gendale, AZ.

Services were held Feb. 14 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Glendale. 

Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples at a later date.

Frieda was born to John and Katherine (Beck) Ehil on Dec. 23, 1926 in Golden Valley, ND. She married Gilbert E. Jenkins in Grand Forks, ND and they were married for 28 years. Frieda was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks for many years before moving to the Phoenix area. She was a member of St. Helen and St. Elizabeth Catholic churches before joining the Parish of St. Thomas More five years ago. 

She loved music and as a young girl played the organ in her church, was self taught to play the guitar, piano and accordion. She loved baseball and was a fan of the Arizona Diamond Backs. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and hearing them sing and play for her.

She is survived by eight children: Donna Crawford of Peoria, Wayne Jenkins of Minneapolis, Lyle Jenkins of Rice, Connie Bergendahl of Peoria, Paul Jenkins of Brainerd, Gale Beauchamp of Scottsdale, AZ, Lynn Hassell of Hamilton, Bermuda and Dean Jenkins of Fargo, ND; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and eight siblings.

Arrangements were by Heritage Funeral Chapel, Peoria.

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