Ralph Arden Jenkins

Apr 11, 1930 – Feb 9, 2016

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In Loving Memory of 
Ralph Arden Jenkins 
born in Hamilton, Montana on April 11, 1930
passed in peace at his home in West Seattle
on Tuesday February 9, 2016 at the age of 85
with his beloved wife and children by his side.

A dedicated man of God, true friend and source of inspiration to all who knew him,
has left behind memories of love to be cherished.

Until we meet again, survived by his life partner, love of his life for 59 years, Lois and their children Dawn, Judy, Joni, Jimmy, Jan and their spouses.
15 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren and
1 Great Great Grandchild

Brother Leo Robirts and Sister Marie VanSickle

Memorial Service being held on

Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm
at West Seattle Nazarene 
4201 SW Juneau Seattle


Eubanks Family
Charlotte, NC
Feb 19, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. May your warm memories of Ralph comfort you until the day when you are reunited. (John 5:28,29)

Janet and Nick Robirts
Clarkston , WA
Feb 15, 2016

Diana Towery
Kent, Wa
Feb 14, 2016

when I think of my uncle Ralph, I can't help but reflect on the transformation he underwent when he gave his life to the Lord. he literally radiated love! It just seemed to flow out of him. I spent many happy times in his home with my aunt and uncle and my cousins.he was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed by all who knew him! I am thankful to know I will see him again on the other side. Love you uncle Ralph!

Cheryle Fukuma
Renton, Wa
Feb 14, 2016

I loved Uncle Ralph so much. He was so positive, funny, and loving and kind. He will be missed greatly. I felt like I got a second chance to see my own Dad for the last ten years whenever I saw him as they were so much alike and had the same stories. All the loving tributes show what a beloved person he was.

Love Cheri

Mike Wasielewski
Seattle, WA
Feb 14, 2016

As a neighbor on 28th Street I was blessed to know Ralph for over 50 years. I never heard Ralph speak badly of anything or anybody. Always positive and had a smile on his face. He was an encouragement to all. I will miss him.

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Pete Tenerelli
Federal Way , WA
Feb 14, 2016

It was my privilege to have known and worked with Ralph. He brought civility, common sense, humor and a wealth of expertise to a sometimes hazardous business at City LIght. Foremost, Ralph always knew where his strength came from and I was blessed that he shared with me his gratitude for that, not only at work but also at the Full Gospel Businessmen's Prayer luncheons.......PEACE my brother.

Jesse T Robirts
Clayton, Wa
Feb 14, 2016

He will be greatly missed he was a great uncle and always seemed to bring out the best in people always had a smile that seemed to brighten up any room

Shawna Ellis
Orting, Wa
Feb 14, 2016

My sweet papa I miss you so much. You are the most loving and amazing man I know. Your love and faith for your family was unconditional and never waivered. As I was growing up I cannot think of a time when I don't remember you being there or sharing all your stories. Your story of holding me on your hands is forever etched in my heart. My one wish is just for me more of those amazing papa hugs that would fill my heart and make the world right. I love you so much papa and will carry your love with me always.

All my love


William L. Jenkins
Seattle, WA
Feb 13, 2016

I'm so grateful to have had u in my life. You were so kind, loving and generous to everyone. I'm going to miss going out to breakfast with u like we did often. The places we went to

hold a special place in my heart and when I go there I will think of u. It was nice to spend time with u after my dad (your twin brother Bob) passed away. I could ask questions I never got to ask him and because u two were so close u had the answers because u were there too. Your actions spoke louder than your words! U r missed! I love u!

James W Jenkins
Bothell, Wa
Feb 13, 2016

So many wonderful memories of times we spent together and shared. You were truly an inspiration to me and so many others. You were gentle, kind, unselfish, courageous, non judgemental and loving to everyone no matter their walk in life. I will miss your laugh, jokes, stories and expressions, but will always hold that part of you in my heart. You were a great role model and helped me become a better father and friend. You will be in my thoughts and and heart until we meet again. Thank you for making our lives better and for for always loving and believing in us. God certainly blessed us all having you in our lives. P.S. Can God hit a one Iron?

Your Favorite Son,


Judy Jenkins
Seattle, WA
Feb 13, 2016

Daddy I miss you. You were always there for all of us and having you for a daddy ....nothing comes close. I always stood in awe of your gracious manner and how positive you always seemed to be. My heart will forever be yours. Your smiling face and big hugs made everything okay. I love you and will one day when it's my time walk into those strong arms again. I love you.

Your daughter Judy

Jan (Jenkins) Coar
Bothell, WA
Feb 13, 2016

Daddy I miss you more than words can express! You were always a loving, caring and supportive father to not only me but to our whole family. I'm sad that you are no longer here with us but I know that you are in a far better place and are finally at peace. I'm sure you are happy and enjoying heaven and are now with family and friends who have gone on before you. I will forever cherish the memories with you.

I love you dad and you will forever be in my heart!

Your daughter,


Ted Clayton
Federal Way, Wa
Feb 13, 2016

It has been an honor to be your son in law. You have taught me to how to be a better man for my wife and family I will miss you dearly, your smile your compassion and ability to make everything better

I love you Dad


Federal way, Wa
Feb 13, 2016

God certainly had a plan when he blessed our family with you as our father. I am so proud to have you for my daddy..

Thou my heart is breaking ,, I know you went happily running through the gates of heaven to where you wanted to be.

You will forever be in my heart

Give big hugs to all our family that are sitting beside you now

Until we are all together again

I love you !

Your daughter Dawn

Don Wasielewski
Tacoma, WA
Feb 13, 2016

Growing up in West Seattle, Ralph was like the friendly uncle that everybody adored. He loved baseball and football and took the time to play baseball in the local park near our homes with the kids in the neighborhood. When I played football for Chief Sealth High School in the 60's he use to come to all of my football games, and was a dedicated fan too. Ralph was an authentic Christian who spoke openly and candidly about his beliefs and a scholar of his understanding of the bible. Thanks Ralph, you made a difference in my life.

Bainbridge island, Wa
Feb 13, 2016

Great memories while working for and with Ralph. He was a great person to be acquainted with.

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