Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals


Walter E. Jenkins Jr

OBITUARY: Brownsville Newspaper
Walter Edward Jenkins Jr., 81, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000 in a nursing home in La Jolla, Calif. Jenkins was a retired State Department foreign service officer. He lived in Northern Virginia from 1978-1997 and was a member of Walker Chapel United Methodist Church in Arlington and the Rotary Club of McLean. He was a San Antonio native and received a master's degree in international relations from Harvard University. He served in the Army in China during World War II. Jenkins was a government instructor at the University of Texas at Austin before joining the State Department's Chinese affairs office in Washington as a researcher in 1948. He entered the Foreign Service in 1950 and his assignments included deputy chief of mission in Warsaw in the late 1960s. His final duty before retiring in 1978 was consul general in Stuttgart, West Germany. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Laura V.H. Jenkins of San Diego; a son, James, of Culpeper, Va.; a daughter, Sara Skol of Del Mar, Calif; and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Buena Vista Burial Park, 125 McDavitt Blvd. The Rev. Arthur J. Bevins of Church of the Advent Episcopal will officiate.

Laura Dearing Van Huysen

OBITUARY: LAURA VAN HUYSEN JENKINS, the widow of Foreign Service Officer Walter E. Jenkins, Jr., died in Delmar, California, on March 17, 2006.
Mrs. Jenkins accompanied her husband and joined him in representing the United States on diplomatic assignments to Frankfurt (1950), Stuttgart (1950-1952), Taipei (1952-1955), Berlin (1955-1957), Poznan (1961-1963), Warsaw (1966-1970), and, finally, Stuttgart. He retired in 1978.
Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins settled in Arlington, Virginia. They later moved to San Diego, California, to be close to family members. Mr. Jenkins died on August 6, 2000.
Mrs. Jenkins leaves a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.

Henry Helmke Jr.

OBITUARY: Name of Deceased: Henry Michael Helmke Jr.
Gender: M (Male)
Death Date: 25 Oct 2010
Obituary Date: 27 Oct 2010
Newspaper Title: Advocate
Newspaper Location: Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Residence (at time of death): Central
Spouse's Name: Catherine L. Helmke
Childrens' Names: Denice M. Helmke and Tammy Terrell; Michael A. Helmke
Siblings' Names: James and Donald Helmke; Shirley Gremillion and Beverly Phenix
Number of Grandchildren: 2
Military: Navy veteran