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Ernest Jenks

August 8, 1942 — February 26, 2023


    Ernest Jenks, age 80, of Ouray, passed away February 26, 2023, at his nieces home in Ouray.  
    He was born August 8, 1942, in Hill Creek, Utah, to Marvin and Jessie R. Wanna Jenks.  
    Ernest was a cattle rancher for most of his life.  He had also worked at the Ute Tribe Cattle Enterprise, the Ute Tribe Fish and Wildlife and the Search and Rescue.  He spent the majority of his time in the mountains and the outdoors.  He was part of the Native American Church and believed in his traditional ways. He was an old cowboy, through and through to the end.  
    He was very artistic and shared his paintings with many people.  He was also very generous and giving, and had a good sense of humor, always teasing people.   He took care of everybody and had a big heart.  He was a hardworker, and loved animals, taking good care of them.  He was very patriotic, flying his flag proudly and contributing to Veterans in any way he could.  He loved everybody, especially his grandchildren.  He always made sure everyone was taken care of.  He worked way past his retirement until his body said it was time to take it easy.  
    Ernest is survived by his siblings Jason Jenks, Percy Jenks; his nephew whom he and his siblings raised, Reggie Jenks and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin & Jessie; and siblings, Hazel, Richard, Roger, Raymond, & Mary Jenks.
    Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hullinger Mortuary. 
    Burial will be in the Randlett Cemetery. 

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