Evelyn (Salley) Jenks, age 98, passed away on January 6, 2019, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine, following a brief hospitalization.
Evelyn was born December 6, 1920, in Rehoboth, MA, to George M. Salley and Hazel (Smith) Salley. Following her graduation from Taunton High School she worked as a telephone operator until her marriage to Charles Jenks of Norton.
Evelyn lived in Norton while raising her family and later enjoyed working at Texas Instruments. She also enjoyed taking as well as giving painting lessons, volunteering with a number of organizations and participating in her local church activities. Upon retirement she moved to her home in Mattapoisett and enjoyed gardening, painting, reading, and entertaining her family. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 121, the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, the Mattapoisett Women’s Club and enjoyed volunteering with many groups to help others. She had also been a hospice volunteer earlier in life.
She is predeceased by her husband Charles Jenks, her son Gregg Jenks, and her sister Muriel Wild.
She is survived by her son Charles Jenks Jr and his wife Sue of Yorktown, VA, her daughter Debbie Jackson and her husband Bernie of Buxton, ME, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held in Mattapoisett in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, Maine or to your local Hospice organization.