Michael David Jenkins

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 13:50

Michael David Jenkins, of Sutton, was killed in a motor vehicle accident on August 1, 2012 in Sutton. He was 34.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Johnson family home in Chugiak. His cremated remains will be scattered at his favorite hunting spot.

Michael was born on July 11, 1978 in Anchorage. He grew up in Chugiak. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, rock hunting, and spending time with his children. “When you made friends with Mike, you had a friend for life,” his family said. “He would do anything for you. He had the biggest heart, the bluest eyes, and the biggest laugh in all of Alaska. He had an exceptional ability to make others laugh.” His sister Callie said, “My brother was really funny. He always made me laugh, and I know through spirit, he still always will.” An avid fisherman and hunter, he shot his first caribou at age 14. He was so proud of getting a moose the first day of season to feed his family. He was at his happiest when he was with his two children, Willow and Orion, the family said. He is survived by his parents, Jo Ellen and Michael Johnson, of Chugiak, and Dave and Jeanette Jenkins, of Palmer; children, Willow Rose Jenkins and Orion Michael Jenkins, Willow; brother, Donald Jenkins, Wasilla; sisters, Callie Johnson, of Anchorage, Destiny Jenkins, of Palmer, Holly Mothershead and Gretchen Paulson; his grandparents; and many aunts, uncles and cousins in New York, Oregon, California and Arizona; and a wide circle of friends all over Alaska and the Lower 48. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Alaska. An online guestbook can be viewed at www.alaskacremation.com

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