William Ronald "Ron" Jenkins

November 6, 1951 - March 11, 2024
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William Ronald Jenkins (Ron), age 72, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2024 from prostate cancer.  Ron was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend and he will be missed.  Ron was born in Denver, Colorado on November 6, 1951 to his father, William Lewis Jenkins, and mother, Elizabeth Louise Jenkins. Ron’s remaining family includes his brother Stephen Jenkins, his brother Glenn Jenkins and his wife Lydia Jenkins, his niece Jennifer Jenkins, and his niece Cindy Legg, her husband Tyler Legg, and their two sons William and Ethan, his nephew Francisco Sandoval and partner Mari and their three children Arianna, Anthony, and Cisco, and Angel Sandoval and his son Alesander.  Ron will always be remembered for his love of his family and friends, his honesty, and his love of University of Arizona athletics.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on March 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Marana Mortuary Cemetery, 12146 W Barnett Road, Marana, AZ 85653. A reception will immediately follow at La Sonora at Dove Mountain, Second Floor Multi-Purpose Room, 5250 W. Dove Centre Road, Marana, AZ 85658

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice in Ron’s name.

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Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024

Time: 11:00 am

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653

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American Cancer Society

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Born: November 6, 1951
Died: March 11, 2024

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John Thompson posted on 3/25/24

“My wife Emily and I met Ron many years ago when he was driving over to Hi Corbett Field from Bisbee. We sat with Ron many times and he shared with us his love of Bisbee, of his family, and of Arizona Sports. We became true friends and Emily and I understood clearly how lucky we were to know Ron. He was gentle and honest, modest and kind. For us, Ron was an inspiring man. The world could really use more people like Ron Jenkins. We are truly sorry for your loss. John Thompson/Emily Ratley”


Toni Shuck posted on 3/16/24

Saddened to hear of his passing, may he rest in peace.


Melanie Bethea Sahli posted on 3/16/24

It has been more than 50 years since we last spoke, but the memories of church camp, the parties after every football game and making harmony together as we sand praises to our Lord continue to bring joy. My sincere condolences to your family but we know we will be reunited one day.


Cliff Segar posted on 3/16/24

Maybe now it can be told? I never cared for Mrs Winters – geometry teacher at BHS. She though I was the dumbest thing that ever walked those halls. At half time during one of the basketball games, Ron and I wandered up behind 3rd wing where her class room was. As all Pumas that went to the “new” high school recall, all rooms had flood to ceiling windows. Ron and I peed all across her windows. Ron had her for 2nd period something and the next Monday, one of the poor janitors was out there washing the yellow streaks from the windows. There are a few other adventures Ron and I had that are probably best buried with the two of us. Miss ya Ron.


JAY M HAUBERT posted on 3/15/24

To my friend Ron, As I spoke with you in rehab Ron you enlightened me on your adventures through life as we had many years of lapse between us as we made our adventure through life. I was so taken back of what a true individual you had become as we shared the trials and tribulations one goes through in life. Ron was and still is a very compassionate man and always looked out for the good in everyone. Love you brother Ron. Steve and Glen my very sincere condolences go out to you both. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother may God guide you and your families through these dark times. Love to the Jenkins family here and in Heaven.


Janine Petryk posted on 3/14/24

In memory of William Ronald "Ron" Jenkins, Janine Petryk lit a candle


Janine Petryk posted on 3/14/24

I will remember Ron for so many things…but his love for U of A football rises to the top of the list. You will never find a more loyal or excited fan. His love for God , family and friends was strong and constant. His passion for the outdoors led him on many hikes…blessed to have shared only a few and to have heard stories of many others. Ron was an inspiration! He weathered his last storm with such dignity. So grateful that Ron is at peace and in no more pain and enjoying all the secrets of the universe. My sympathies to all of you in the loss of a very special man. May the memories of Ron comfort you and hold you up.