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Lu Jean Hogan Jenkins

January 31, 1933 — September 25, 2023

Lu Jean Hogan was born to Vard Williams Hogan and Jennie Marian Callahan on January 31 1933 in Thatcher, Idaho. She was the younger of their two daughters; her sister being Betty Joyce Hogan. She attended Grace High School in Grace, Idaho, where she met her future husband John Boyd Jenkins. She married her high school sweetheart on September 18 1953, sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Lu Jean graduated from Utah State University in 1954 with a BS degree in teaching. John served in the Air Force and was stationed in the San Francisco area during the Korean conflict when Lu Jean discovered her love and passion for teaching 1st and 2nd graders. When John’s service with the Air Force was completed, John and Lu Jean moved to Southern California and both pursued their teaching careers. They eventually settled in the city of Garden Grove in 1960 where Lu Jean taught 7th and 8th grade English. She retired from teaching in 1967 to pursue her life’s most cherished dream of raising and teaching her own children. John and Lu Jean were blessed with three children; Jennifer Jean, John Robert, and Margaret Allyson. Every summer John, Lu Jean, and their children returned to Grace to manage and work on the family farm and reunite with family and friends in the Idaho area. Lu Jean loved to read and surrounded herself with books of all sorts; especially those pertaining to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Lu Jean was a devout member of the church and enjoyed participating in genealogy and temple service. Her passions included traveling with her husband and family, and she loved a good cheeseburger paired with a cold Dr. Pepper. Above all, she loved and dedicated her life to her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and touched the lives of those that knew her. Lu Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Vard and Jennie; sister, Betty; husband, John Boyd; and great-grandson, Johnny. She is survived by the following family members:
Daughter, Jennifer Jean and her husband R. Daniel; grandchildren and spouses, Jason Roy & Wendy, Matthew John & Madelyn, Ariel Jean & Earl Addison Piper lll, and James Lewis & Briena; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Son, John R Jenkins and his family.
Daughter, Margaret Allyson and her husband Jeffrey Dean; granddaughter and spouse, Daria Lyn & Jared; three great-grandchildren; granddaughter, Summer Grace.
Lu Jean was a mother to 3, grandmother to 10, and great-grandmother to 15.

Lu Jean passed swiftly and peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 90 on Monday, September 25, 2023. The viewing will take place on Tuesday, October 10 from 1-2 pm at Nelson Funeral Home in Smithfield UT. A memorial service will follow from 2-2:30. The burial will be at Newton cemetery.
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