Jean Marie McAuley Jenkins

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Jean Marie McAuley Jenkins

Nashville, TN

Jean Marie McAuley Jenkins, age 88 of Nashville, TN passed away at home on her birthday, November 28, 2013.

Mrs. Jenkins is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Edward J. Jenkins; daughters Judith M. Jenkins, Franklin TN, and Patricia (Bill) Stackhouse, Indianapolis IN. Survivors also include her beloved grandson, Will Stackhouse, Indianapolis, and first cousins, Ernest Aud, Hendersonville, NC and Edward Clark, Moorhead, MN. She is predeceased by an infant son, James B. Jenkins.

Born and raised in Nashville, Jean Marie was the only child of James W. and Mary Carmel Aud McAuley. She graduated from St. Bernard Academy (1943), attended Peabody College for Teachers (1944) and graduated from St. Thomas Hospital School of Nursing (1947). She served in the US Army Cadet Nurses Corps (1944-47). She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education from St. Louis University (1951) and a Master of Science in Educational Psychology from the University of Tennessee (1975). Besides her love for her family, Jean took great pride in the new generations of nurses that she inspired and mentored during her nursing education career: DePaul Hospital (1951-54), St Thomas School of Nursing (1954-61), University of Tennessee at Nashville (1971-79) and Tennessee State University (1979-97). She was nominated for Outstanding Teacher of the Year at both UT Nashville (1975) and Tennessee State University (1995).

Jean Marie was a lifelong communicant of The Cathedral of the Incarnation, member of the Tennessee Nurses Association, a member of the St. Louis University DuBourg Society, Ladies of Charity, Colonna Club, Nashville Catholic Business Women's League and the Salvation Army Auxiliary. Following her retirement, she enjoyed traveling the world, volunteer work and auditing courses at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Ivy and Lucy McKinney for their loving care in her final days.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013 at The Cathedral of the Incarnation with Rev Edward Steiner, Celebrant. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include William C. O'Connor, Indianapolis, IN, William Schlattner, MD, San Antonio, TX, and The Honorable Thomas A. Higgins, Nashville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Cathedral of the Incarnation or Catholic Charities of Tennessee.

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Published in The Tennessean from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2013
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