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Obituary: Janet Marie Jenkins Benzley

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SALT LAKE CITY<! > -Janet Marie Jenkins Benzley, dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, sis-ter and friend died peacefully in her sleep January 25, 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born Jan. 31, 1938 in Idaho Falls, ID eldest child of James Spencer and Mar-garet Lillian Ni-chols Jenkins. Janet married her sweetheart, Paul Robert Benzley June 10, 1959 in the Logan LDS Temple. She graduated from Bonneville High School in Ammon, ID and attended Ricks College, Rexburg, ID. Janet earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Utah State University and a Master of Education from the University of Utah. She taught Home Economics in Cache Valley, Salt Lake City and Davis Counties. She was an Adjunct Professor and Academic Advisor for the Department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah. For eight years Janet was a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Premier, Davis County. She authored a real estate advice column in the Davis County Clipper for 2 years.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in the Relief Society presidency, as a Relief Society teacher, Ward choir director, organist and was a member of The Tabernacle Choir from 1978-1996. One of Janet's hymn arrangements "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me" was given special recognition in the Relief Society division of the Church-wide music competition and performed at the 2001 BYU Women's Conference.

Janet is survived by her husband, Robert; daughters, Karen (David) Brower, Orange, CA, Anne (Mark) Palmer, Glen Allen, VA; brothers, James Jenkins, Bothel, WA, Dale Jenkins, Clair Jenkins, Redmond, WA, Cloy Jenkins, Kihei, Maui, Marion Jenkins, Littleton, CO; sister, Norma (David) Christensen, Ucon, ID; and grandchildren, Benjamin, Ashley, Cali and Caitlin Brower; Eric, Scott, Jacob and Andrea Palmer.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thurs. Jan 31, 2002, Bountiful East Stake Center, 650 E. 2200 S, Bountiful. Friends may call Wed. 6-8 p.m., Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main, and Thurs. 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Graveside services will be Fri. Feb 1, 2002, 11 a.m., Ucon Cemetery, ID.

Online guest book and direction map at www.russonmortuary.com