SOUTHWEST HARBOR—Julia “Jules” Guhr Jenkins, 72, passed away Aug. 24, 2009, in Southwest Harbor, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born Aug. 24, 1937, in Winnetka, Ill., the daughter of Robert Carl and Elaine (Jones) Guhr.Jules graduated from Lawrence College in Appleton, Wis., in 1959. She enjoyed cruising the coast of Maine with her husband and friends. She was an avid gardener, quilter and “creative memories” scrapbooker. Jules enjoyed running, x-country skiing, traveling with her husband and friends and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Manset Union Church, the Pine Tree Quilters Guild, a founding member of Rhoades Park and an active member of Bass Harbor Yacht Club.
Jules is survived by her beloved husband, William W. Jenkins Jr., of Southwest Harbor; two sons, Peter W. Jenkins of Riverside, Conn., and William R. Jenkins and his wife, Cheryl Cluley, of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Sheila J. Havey and her husband, Todd M., of Topsham; two brothers-in-law, Tim Jenkins and wife, Jane Jenkins, of Somesville and Naples, Fla., and Don Jenkins of Bronxville, N.Y.; grandchildren, Ryan Havey, Erin Havey, Keenan Jenkins and Avery Jenkins.
Friends are invited to call 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at the Manset Union Church with Pastor Chuck Ives officiating. Following the service, the family invites friends for fellowship and refreshments at the Moorings Restaurant in Manset. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jules’ memory may be made to Susan G. Komen Maine Race for the Cure, P.O. Box 1626, Bangor, ME 04402 (www.komenmaine.org). Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.