Barbara Jenkins
Barbara Jenkins
Barbara Jenkins

Obituary of Barbara Jayne Jenkins


Barbara Jayne Jenkins, better know as Teacher Barb. Born in Cherokee, OK November 22 1941 and passed away in Arvada, CO January 18th, 2024. Born and lived in Cherokee, Oklahoma and Otis, Colorado, and graduated from Otis High School and Colorado State University, where she met her husband Jim. She graduated with a degree in Secondary Education, Business, and English.



Wife of 61 years to Jim.


Mother to four sons and their wives:

Shawn (Natalie), Tim (Shannon), Curt (Amber), and Dan (Amy)


Sister to 5:

Rosemary, Shirley, Sue, Lloyd, and Janet


Grandmother to 11:

Jessica, Peter, Calvin, Becca, Katya, Josiah, Caroline, Haley, Greta, Jana, and Morgan


Great Grandmother to two:

Elliot Simpson and Silas Mee


And “the” Sunday school teacher to all.


She loved the Lord with all her heart and soul. She loved tennis, Coca Cola, gardening, crossword puzzles, sewing, reading, and the heat. But she loved the Lord and her family above all. And she showed her love to her family and friends through her greatest love language, acts of service and hospitality. Every meal, load of laundry, trip to the store, sock she sewed, weed she pulled, lesson she planned, and cookie she baked was for the people she loved.


And when she could no longer physically serve, she prayed for her family fiercely. Her love for her family and the Lord was always there either physically or spiritually.


She has now left us physically but the things she, Teacher Barb, taught us will always rest in our hearts.

She is with Jesus in the greatest garden ever made. We love her and miss her, but one of the world’s greatest homemakers is home now.



Celebration of Life will be:

April 6th at First Denver Friends Church

11 am


In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Denver Friends Education Department:



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