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Debbie Jenkins

December 27, 1951 — March 27, 2023

 

Debbie Danehower Jenkins, age 71, native of Hamburg, LA and resident of Denham Springs, LA, passed away on March 27, 2023.

Debbie retired from Dow Chemical after 26 years of service.  She was a renowned cook and baker who had countless favored dishes by her friends and family.  Debbie was a loving wife, nurturing mother, doting grandmother, and had an unwavering soft heart for animals that led to many rescued and adopted pets over her life. 

Debbie is survived by her husband of 23 years, John Jenkins, her children Nan Bourgoyne and Lucien (Michelle) Dornier, her granddaughters Alayna McCoy and Josephine Dornier, her siblings Wally (Marc) Lowenthal, Justus (Robin) Danehower Jr., Joel Danehower, and Lori (Bart) Wethey, her parents by marriage Larry (Tommy) Jenkins and Wanda (Red) Benton, her siblings by marriage Alan (Rae) Marrero, Barry (Frankie) Jenkins, Craig (Laura) Benton, Susan (Joe) Harrell, Phyllis (Randy) Baker, Paula (Russ) Gould, Lauri (Ashley) Brady, Stacie (Kevin) Aronstein, Brooke (Drew) Day, and many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Justus and Shirley Danehower, her sister Mary Danehower Marrero and sister by marriage Christine Weaver Danehower.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Chanse Ramirez, Jared Ramirez, Justus Danehower III, Joseph Danehower, Christopher Marrero, and Matthew Marrero.

Visiting hours will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home on Thursday, March 30th from 5-8 p.m. and Friday March 31st from 9-10 a.m. with services following at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers please continue Debbie’s advocacy for animal welfare by making donations to the ASCPA in Debbie Jenkins’s name at https://secure.aspca.org/team/debbie-jenkins-memorial-campaign.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Debbie Jenkins, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, March 30, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Friday, March 31, 2023

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 31, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 31, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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