Obituary-Tim Jennings

obit---jenningsIMG_0963Tim Jennings, 61, passed away on May 9, surrounded by family. He spent six months in Denver undergoing a bone marrow transplant to fight against leukemia.  He returned to his home in Pagosa Springs on May 5.

Tim was born on March 14, 1953, in Chicago, Ill., to Louis and Patricia Jennings. While in high school he moved with his family to California. His friendship with his Chicago middle school girlfriend continued over the miles and she became his wife of 35 years. They lived in Littleton, Colo., for 30 years before making Pagosa Springs their new home.

Tim was a self-employed general contractor. He liked the ability to stand back and look at his work. Early on, thinking he needed more stability for the family, he tried an office/desk job, but only lasted two days. Tim enjoyed being involved with the community: volunteering with homeowner activities, school functions, coaching youth soccer and various civic organizations. He liked to keep physically active, playing racquetball, volleyball, pickle ball and enjoyed the social interaction and competition they provided. He enjoyed outdoor activities biking, camping and hunting.  Tim easily made friends, as he had a warm, generous, open personality and a great sense of humor and a hearty laugh.

Tim was a wonderful husband to his wife, Debbie Jennings, an incredible father to his children; Ericka Vincent (husband James), of Pagosa Springs, and Chris Jennings, of Durango, and a loving Papa to his granddaughter Kailey Vincent. He is survived by his sister Debbie McBain, of San Diego, and brother Dennis Jennings, of Lone Tree, Colo.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at the PLPOA Clubhouse at 230 Port Ave. Casual, comfortable dress is encouraged.

If you are led in lieu of flowers, donations to Archuleta County Relay for Life would be welcome.