John C. Jenkins, a long-time Gardnerville and Carson City resident, passed away of heart and respiratory complications in Carson City while surrounded by family and friends. He was 58 years old.
John was born in Santa Monica, California, to Jack L. Jenkins and Patricia (Shearer) Jenkins. He grew up in Niceville, Florida, and graduated from University of Nevada, Reno in 1980 with an Electrical Engineering degree and later earned his Professional Engineer qualification. John worked for Underwriters Laboratories for two years followed by a long career with Bently Nevada.
John was self-confident, straightforward, smart, and always his own person. He was a gentle guy who loved animals. He traveled all over the world to Europe, Africa and Asia. He loved boating, rock-climbing, and sports. His friends will remember him for all the highjinks and crazy camping trips to Burning Man and Walker Lake, the memory of which will live in infamy. John lived a full life, and his only regret was that he didn't have more time to enjoy it.
He is survived by four sisters: Judith Deeds, Janet Larson, Jean Jenkins and Jo Ann Daugherty. He will be much missed by his family and his many friends around the world. There will be no services, but we are all left with the reminder that life is short, so live it well.