Mar 4, 2012 - StaffLloyd A. "Sonny" Jenkins, 60, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial follows at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's.
Mr. Jenkins' body will lie in state at a wake at Great Plains Hall from 5 p.m. Monday, March 5, until the funeral time. Rosary is at 7 p.m. Monday at Great Plains Hall.
Lloyd Anthony Jenkins was born July 9, 1951, in Fort Washakie, the son of Lloyd Claude Jenkins and Marjorie May (O'Neal) Jenkins.
He attended school at St. Stephen's and graduated from Riverton High School.
He attended Central Wyoming College and also attended college in Boulder, Colo.
Mr. Jenkins served with the U.S. Army, receiving the National Defense Service medal, M16 Sharpshooter award and hand grenade award.
His family said Mr. Jenkins enjoyed basketball games, auctions, spending time with his grandchildren and pow-wows. He participated in sweats and the sundances.
Mr. Jenkins worked as a bus driver for 17 years at Wyoming Indian School, Fort Washakie and Arapahoe.
On Sept. 10, 1976, he married Debra Brown in Casper.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife, Debra; children Lone Jenkins, Madeline Bitsie and Norman, Julian, Standing Elk and Ira Jenkins and companion Raven Oldman; grandchildren Amanda Jenkins, Brett Groes-beck, Shailynne Bitsie, Josette Oldman, William Groesbeck, Norman Bitsie Jr., Jadyss Bitsie, Charles Oldman and Bear Lee; sisters Caroline, Marie, Judy Warren, Belinda Warren, Kathleen Warren and Pauline Polen; brothers Thurlo, Clarence and Bimbo; uncle Junior Pat O'Neal; aunts Katherine and Caroline Tiger; niece Jillian C'Bearing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Jenkins and Marjorie O'Neal Jenkins; sisters JoAnne and Josie; brother Jubal; daughter Winter Rose; uncles Donald O'Neal and Emil O'Neal; aunts Bernice Jenkins, Josephine Shakespeare and Patricia Hebah.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home (www.theDavisFuneralHome.com) of Riverton.
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