Celebrating the life of Janice Childs Jenkins
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Janice Childs Jenkins, 61, died Friday, February 18, 2000 at her home in Altus. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Monday, February 21, at the First Baptist Church in Altus with Rev. Keith Wiginton officiating. Interment to follow at the Altus Cemetery under the direction of Lowell Tims Funeral Home.
She was born February 11, 1939 to Jack and Mozell Hawkins. She attended Ron School north of Hollis until she married Matt Childs. She graduated from Weatherford High School and received bachelors and masters degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State College. Janice taught school in Altus until retiring in1995, enjoying 31 years at Sunset Elementary from her first child to her grandchild and all the ones she loved in between.
After the death of the first husband Matt, she married her guardian angel James Jenkins in July 1988. Her favorite was to be with family and friends and especially being at their lake cabin. She also enjoyed golf, water skiing, reading, her church and just enjoying every day to the fullest.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Intercessory Prayer Group, Discovery II Sunday School Class, Round Table Book Club and Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include; her husband James of the home, her mother, Mozell, two sons and wives, Eddie Childs and his wife Pam, Jimmy Childs and his wife Susan; two step sons, Randy Jenkins and special friend Sandi, and Mark Jenkins and wife Rene, a step daughter, Tamara Sharp and husband, Leroy; seven precious grandchildren; Candace, Austin, Holly, Jordan, and Caylee Childs, Jessica Jenkins and Courtney Sharp; aunts Aussie Carter and Ethel Strickland. She is also survived by many friends and other family that have been overwhelmingly helpful to her.
The family has selected the Jackson County Hospice as appropriate for contributions in honor of Janice.
First Baptist Church
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