Our beloved Twila M. Jenkins passed away May 29, 2017, happy and free of pain. She is now in Heaven with Our Holy Father and all our angels. Twila asked that we not weep for her, because she will now be "one of our angels" watching over us.
A Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church followed by a graveside inurnment at the Mountain View Cemetery, where she will be placed near her mother and father.
Twila was born in Cheyenne River, S.D., on Jan. 29, 1941, to S. Anna Hollowhorn, who later married Cecil (Bud) W. Gardner. Twila grew up in South Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon and then back to South Dakota, where she graduated from Edgemont High School with the Class of '59.
She then attended Rapid City Business School, graduating and ventured onto sunny Southern California, where she lived throughout the rest of her life.
Twila will be known for her infectious laughter and witty humor. No matter what she was involved in, people would be laughing if they were around her. She was an avid bowler, softball player and loved horse shoes, doing crafty things with her grandkids, going to the Indian Center and never said "no" to an adventure.
After Twila had a stroke, her passion became exercising, eating healthy and most importantly, her family and Dear Daughter, Kelly Rangel, and grandchildren. She lived with Kelly and enjoyed many fun family times with them.
However, she never forgot her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and traveled often to Idaho and Texas to be with them. She had this remarkable ability to make each and every one of them feel very special and loved.
Twila is preceded in death by her mother, S. Anna Gardner, father, Cecil, and many aunts, uncles and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly (Salvador); grandchildren Erick (Kathy) and Salvador Jr. (Perla); great-grandchildren Valerie, Daniel, Ava, James, Matthew, Brianna and Freddie; sisters Alice and Cynthia; brothers Ernest and John; nieces and nephews Dawn, Monte and Cabrina; great nieces and nephews Cheyenne, Anthony, Ricky, Dalice, Grace, Catherine and Mitchell; and one living uncle, Charles E. Gardner.
Twila has asked to be remembered in prayer.