Richard Lewis Jenkins “Rick”, 61, died peacefully in his sleep on December 27th, 2015 in Peoria, AZ.  Richard was born on July 17th, 1954 in Moses Lake, WA. He was the youngest of three children.  The family moved to Tucson, AZ in 1961.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Development from Northern Arizona University.

Richard enjoyed reading and was a lover of nature.  He had a gypsy soul and spent most of his adult life traveling and worked in many of the National Parks. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his sister Nancy L. (Jenkins) Payne and her husband Donald G Payne.  Brother Walter L. Jenkins and his wife V. Lee Jenkins.  His nieces and nephew, Christopher G. Payne and Christine L. Payne.

 Melissa L. Jenkins, Martha L. (Jenkins) Zimmerman and their mother Sylvia Maier.  Richard was proceeded in death by both parents, Lewis F. Jenkins and Georgia Lee Jenkins.

A private service has been held for the immediate family. In honor of Richards memory donations can made to your local Gospel Rescue Mission.