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o Jorie Jenkins 1956-2011 ! Jorie Jenkins was born and raised in Sotthern-- California, she loved the* sunshine and sounds of the waves.  he found comfort in walking the beiches whether it was in her bi h state of California or home stat, of Washington. She found peace : a embracing and lov- ing her corn nunity while always finding tme to invest in her hus- band, childre a and grands. When she wasn't pouring into others you o mid find her dancing the night aw ly with her hubby to the Sounds cf smooth jazz at the best Clubs an I concerts. For the la,, t four years Jerry and 90 Walk for breast cancer, cure BY MARY SCHICKUNG It was a fabulous event coor- i The morn ng was brisk on Sat- urday, Oct. 2 and roughly 90 par- ticipants ass mbted for the fourth annual Walk for a Cure at the Vons Express park ng lot, but they didn't seem to mir d. Excitement, hope and emotion filled the air. Men and zeomen were walking in support of loved ones who are currently bat0ing , have survived or have succumbed to one of the na- tion's most prevalent cancers. This is the fourth time I've participated in Catalina's Walk, and I'm always touched by the amazing support of the participants and local busi- nesses. The route was a bit challenging this year, actually more of a hike than a walk. We walked from "Lit- tle Vons" to: tle Wrigley Memo- rial, up to the Divide Road, over to the Wrigley Reservoir and down Stagecoach Road to the Casino Dock Cafr. I was walking with a friend from overtown who had never been to the interior and, fortunately, the marine laver cleared v.ery early, the sun came out, and by the time we reached the divide, we were greeted with the most spectacular vistas. The local Avalon Girl Scouts operated the water and first aid sta- tions, provided candy treats and "cheered" us onward and upward. We saw buffalo grazing, squirrels and volunteers driving the route ready to assist anyone who may have gotten in over their heads. Thanks to the magic of technol- ogy, one of the girls had an APP that told us we walked 8.8 miles and buxned 968 calories. Dennis Alvarez serenaded us at the Casino Dock while we munched on cupcakes and quenched our se- rious thirst. Jorie would celebrate t't4ir wed- : enjoy great friends, food and mu- ding anniversary on the ISland of Catalina during the October-Jazz Festival, while making new friends and seeing old friends return, it was what they enjoyed together most. However, this year on May 6, Jorie went home to be with God. This Anniversary trip would serve a different purpose. Jerry and two of his daughters brought Jorie's ashes and scattered them into the ocean at the place the couple loved so dearly. Now Cata- lina holds an even more special place in the heart of Jerry Jenkins. He will continue to come back and dinated by Phyllis Rajaniemi and Mary Boyd, both from Southern California Edison, in conjunc- tion with Vons. We had a blast and raised over $6,500 for a very worthwhile cause: the Revlon/ UCLA Breast Center. Thanks to all the businesses that donated time, raffle prizes or money and, of course, to all the volunteers and the community of Avalon that helped keep us all happy, motivated and safe. I can't wait until next year. sic, while still having the memory of his baby there with him. Jorie Jenkins, born April 26, 1956. Died May 6, 2011. Wife of Jerry Jenkins, Mother to Monett' Gibson, Cecily Jenkins and Loren Jenkins, Grand mother to Gabriel, Arnold, Ava, Genesis, Amidjah, I and Toby. Loving owner to Cody. Friend to all. Jerry Jenkins and two of his daughtqrs, Cecily and Loren. held a small ceremony to celebrate the life of Jorie Jenkins, who paed away suddenly earlierithis year. "THE WRITE STUFF" Are you a writer, or would like to be one for the Catalina Islander. The paper is seeking to expand itS editorial horizons. New reporters and guest columnists are welcome. For more information, contact the Islander publisher at or call (310) 510-0500. THE CATALINA ISLANDER \\; SINGING WATERS CHR!STIANCENTER $ERVIN, F-. CHtlRFI, KEACH|NG THE ISLAND 346 CATALINA AVE ]: "]I _ ., _ "; ' . _ :SUNDAY & MONDAY N L.iHq;' ; Sundays starting at ll;30AM & Mondays 4PM to close ; WATCH YOUR FAVORITE NFL GAMES ON OUR4 BIG SCREEN TVS. ENJOY A FULL BAR. GREAT FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS[ - ...................................................  ................. r ........ -r ................................................................... Friday, November 4, 2011 i 7 i