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Jill J. Jenkins

July 23, 1971 ~ November 25, 2017 (age 46)

The Piano Brothers

MISSOULA – Jill J. Jenkins, 46, of Missoula passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Missoula due to injuries sustained in an accident.  She was born a twin on July 23, 1971 in Hamilton with her brother, Jack, to James and Mary Louise Jenkins.

Jill graduated from Darby High School in 1990.  She began having seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy during high school.  That didn’t stop her from sports in high school.  She participated as basketball and volleyball manager though her greatest sport was track.  Jill was voted “Most Inspirational” by the Corvallis High School track team and coach.  She never stopped running even when she had seizures, she would just rest and then run again.  During high school she worked for Bud and Shirley Larkin and at People’s Market.  Jill then worked in West Yellowstone for a year. 

Jill always had a smile on her face and loved her family and many friends in Missoula, especially James and Caroline Hathaway.  Caroline was Jill’s God mother and they attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church regularly together.  Jill worked for the Safeway and now Fresh Market on Broadway Avenue for over 17 years. 

Jill was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ernest Szechany, Jr.  She is survived by her parents of Darby; her siblings, William Jenkins and wife Linda of Upton, WY, Daniel B. Jenkins and wife Kim of Missoula, Shelly Hayes and husband Brian of Shelby, MT, James K. Jenkins of Missoula, David Jenkins and wife Lisa of Soda Springs, ID and Jack Jenkins and wife Heather of Darby; her grandmother, Helen Jenkins of Corvallis; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Daly-Leach Chapel with a reception following in the funeral home’s community room.  Interment will follow at the Corvallis Cemetery.  Condolences may be left for the family at     

Jill, your family loves you so much and we are going to miss you and your beautiful smile.

 Service Information

Funeral Service
November 29, 2017

11:00 AM
Daly-Leach Chapel
1010 W. Main St.
Hamilton, MT 59840

November 29, 2017

12:00 PM
Daly-Leach Chapel Community Room
1010 West Main St.
Hamilton, MT 59840

November 29, 2017

1:30 PM
Corvallis Cemetery
460 Corvallis Cemetery Rd.
Corvallis, MT 59828

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