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Obituary: JENKINS, JOAN

Joan Berg Jenkins1922 ~ 2013Joan Berg Jenkins, 90, passed away on April 11, 2013 in Bountiful, Utah from natural causes. She was born on Halloween, October 31st, 1922, in Provo, Utah, to Oscar Wyman Berg and Josephine Thomas and was the youngest sibling to Brother Max and Sister Marion. Joan's mother passed away when Joan was a child and she was raised by her step-mother Veva Peters Berg.She enjoyed her upbringing and involvement in her family's Berg Mortuary business run by her grandfather, father, brother and nephews. She graduated from BYU High School in 1939. Joan married her High School sweetheart Burke Douglass Jenkins on September 25, 1942 in Chico, California, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Burke passed away in 1997. Together Burke and Joan raised four children in Bountiful and Holladay. Joan worked much of her adult life as a secretary, office assistant and retired from the U.S. Attorney's Office. She loved traveling by motor home, fishing at Flaming Gorge and entertaining guests and family. Mom will be missed for her warm friendly hospitality and genuine concern for others. She made great homemade pies and rolls. After retirement, Burke and Joan moved to Midvale where they made new friends and stayed in contact with many old acquaintances. Joan was a faithful member of the LDS church and served in many callings. She is survived by her daughters Susan (David) Osborne, Cathy (Charles) McAbery, and son Richard (Vicky) Jenkins; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, sister, son Victor, and grandson Clayton. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Provo City Cemetery, 610 South State Street, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the Union Fort 6th Ward Chapel, 7155 South 540 East, Midvale, Utah, Wednesday, April 17, from 6-8:00 p.m. Condolences may be emailed to info@bergmortuary.com.The family would like to thank the caring staff of Legacy House of Bountiful and Aspire Hospice.