Pauline Wilcox Jenkins, age 86, lifelong resident of Waterford, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 after a short illness. Born May 3, 1927 in LeBoeuf Township, Pauline was a daughter of the late Gary Elroy Wilcox and Pearl Leona Hewitt Wilcox.

Jenkins, Pauline WilcoxBorn and raised in Waterford, Pauline was a loving sister to three brothers and two sisters and a graduate of Waterford Academy. She was first employed as an accountant at the W and W Oil Company in Union City and met her future husband there. She married Richard Myers Jenkins on November 10, 1948. While raising her family, Pauline worked as a teller at the Ensworth National Bank of Waterford, and later she was the accountant for almost 20 years at Russell’s House of Furniture in Waterford.

Pauline loved her family and loved being a doting and proud grandmother. She was a member of the Waterford Garden Club, a charter member of the Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society, and she served God in every way she could and was active in the churches she attended. She was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Waterford, and later, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Union City, and was currently attending the Waterford First Presbyterian Church.

Pauline enjoyed many things in life including writing, gardening, environmental studies, and baking–she will especially be remembered for her excellent pies.

Family members that preceded her in death include her husband, Richard Myers Jenkins, who died March 22, 2009; her son, Jeffrey Edmund Jenkins; two brothers, Glenard and Blaine Wilcox; and her sister, Vivian Wilcox Rose.

Surviving family members include her daughter, Darc???e Elise Anthony and her husband Fred of Mill Village; her son, Lon Wilcox Jenkins of Erie; her granddaughter, Rachel Anthony; a sister, Helen Wilcox Taylor of Fairview; brother, Edward Wilcox and wife Norma of Fredonia, PA; brother-in-law, Elwin Rose, and sister-in-law, Betty Jenkins, both of Waterford; many nieces and nephews; and a family friend, Harri Siren of Finland.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until time of the funeral at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Emily Zeig-Lindsey of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Final interment will be in Waterford Cemetery.