Bruce R. Jenkinson
Bruce R. Jenkinson passed away on December 29, 2012, following a long illness. Born in San Rafael, California on March 28, 1951, to Frank and Helen Jenkinson, he is survived by his loving daughters Hillary (Andrew) Greene, Ashley Jenkinson, and Sophia Jenkinson and son Lucas Jenkinson.
He graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Botany, and received his Master's Degree in Biology from the University of Washington.
He combined his interests in fisheries, travel, and Russian language throughout his career. He worked on Soviet fishing vessels for the National Marine Fisheries Service, travelled to Antarctica, the Amazon and Mongolia with Society Expeditions, lived in the Soviet Far East while working for Marine Resources Company and in the Sultanate of Oman while working for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Bruce was an avid runner and mountaineer in his younger days, working as a seasonal ranger with the National Park Service at Mount Rainier and Rocky Mountain National Parks. He also loved football, traveling, boating, and crabbing in the Sound. Bruce was a fascinating individual and will be missed by all who knew him.
Published by The Seattle Times from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2013.