Everett "Bud" Jenkins

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  • "I briefly met you, sad I did not get a chance to know you. ..."
    - Ernesto Cervantes
  • "Fond, early childhood memory of my Gramps; sitting in his..."
    - Wendy
  • "Dear Uncle Bud, I have loved you since I was a little girl...."
    - Betty Richerson
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    - Matthews Steve
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Jenkins, Everett "Bud"


Lt. Col. E.K. "Bud" Jenkins, USAF (Ret.), a 20-year career fighter pilot who served in several parts of the world in WWII and Korea, who went on to a business career that took him to a vice-presidency in a multi-state energy company, who enjoyed a retirement full of travel, golf and bass fishing, who was Dad, Pop and Gramps to a long list of descendants, on July 11, 2017, at the age of 99, "slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God". He passed quietly in his sleep, marking the end of a life well lived. Growing up, the family spent many happy vacations camping across America and he always told his kids, as they were breaking camp, "leave it better than you found it". And that's what he did with the world; he left it better than he found it.

He leaves his wife, Doris; daughter, Anita; sons, Rett, Mike and Kenny; and step-daughter, Rae; along with their respective spouses; as well as a long list of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a world of friends and loved ones way too long to list. He didn't want "a lot of fuss" so a private gathering of family is planned. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to in his name. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448, where an online guest register is available at


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Belen, NM 87002
(505) 864-4448
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 16, 2017
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