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Marya Kay Jenkins


Marya Kay Jenkins

Born: Mon., Nov. 23, 1981

Died: Wed., Apr. 13, 2016


5:00 PM Sun., Apr. 17, 2016

Location: Ball Club Community Center

Traditional Native Service

10:00 AM Mon., Apr. 18, 2016

Location: Ball Club Community Center

Marya Kay "Tum" Jenkins, " Zhaawanioo dinookwe" which means "South Wind Women ", age 34, of St Cloud Minnesota, passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. She was born on November 23, 1981 in Bemidji, Minnesota, the daughter of George Jenkins, Jr. and Carol (Bowstring) Jenkins.

Marya graduated from the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig in 2000. She then went on to graduate from the Kicking Horse Job Corp in 2001. Marya lived most of her life in Cass Lake, Minnesota before moving to St. Cloud. Marya was a very generous, loving, caring good mother, a good friend and had a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, attending Pow-Wows, and listening to her favorite tunes. Her list of favorite foods included, " Mom's" Taco hotdish, Cookie salad, Palace Junction Chicken, Sour cream donuts, Indian tacos, Chinese food, and Ham and Cheese on Fry Bread! Baby Blue was her favorite color. Marya was employed by the Bug-O-Nay-Ge – Shig School for a brief time. She also worked for a telemarketing company in St. Cloud. Marya lived her life to the fullest and she will be sadly missed by all that knew her.

The family that Marya joins again are grandparents; Tom and Adaline Bowstring, grandmother; Josie Ryan, Uncle; Tom "Bow" Bowstring, Brother; Nathan "Newt" Jenkins, grand parents; George and Lizzie Jenkins, Aunts; Jenny Egan, and Dorothy Jenkins, Rose Jackson, Uncles; Louie Jenkins, Melvin Quincy, and Charlie Jenkins, Bob Jenkins, Adaline Natasha Bowstring.

Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her children; Mercedes "Cedes" Charlo and Mark "Petey" Whipple, parents; Carol and George Jenkins, Jr., brother; George Jenkins III and special brother; Troy Bowstring, Uncles; Tony (Audrey) Jenkins, Nate (Betty) Jenkins, Maynard (Alfreda McKenzie) Jenkins, Sam Jenkins, Sr. ,Jake Bowstring, and Kelly Bowstring, Joe Bowstring, aunts; Marilyn Bowstring, Sherry Bowstring, great aunts; Lucille White, Nellie Gotchie, Phyllis Gotchie, nieces; Allisyn, Tailyn, Kalena ,Ryanna and numerous cousins. Special friends; Charlee Kae Headbird, Tasha Thompson, Becky Mitchell, Bernie Charnowski, and Jessie Johnson.

Native American church services for Marya will begin with a wake at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday April 17, 2016 and will continue until the 10:00 a.m. service on Monday April 18, 2016 all held at the Ball Club Community Center, Ball Club Minnesota. Tony Jenkins, Sr. officiating. Pallbearers for Marya will be; Troy Bowstring, Jake Bowstring, Percy Lussier, Leon Lussier, Ingoozis Egan, Tony Jenkins, Jr., Tom Jenkins, and Travis Gale. Honorary pallbearers will be; Sharon Lussier, Marilyn Martin, Jean Beaulieu, Natasha Thompson, Rayna Hunt, Charlee Kae Headbird, Becky Mitchell, Bernie Charnowski, Dawn Basswood, Marilyn Bowstring, Sherry Bowstring, Autumn Bowstring, Tasha Bowstring, Joe Bowstring, Sam Bowstring, Ryanna Bowstring, Miranda Bowstring, Amy Fairbanks, Allisyn Ronning, Roberta Lord, Jessie Johnson, Tailyn Jenkins, Randi Jenkins, Liz Jenkins, Kim Egan, and Karen Egan.

Interment will be held in the Townsite Cemetery, Ball Club following the 10:00 A.M. service.


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