Robert Corey Jenkins
Robert Corey Jenkins, our beloved husband, father, son, brother, friend, teacher, and principal, transitioned peacefully on November 15, 2021, after a long battle with health issues and their accompanying trials.
He was born September 22, 1951, to Fern and Charles Jenkins, the third of five children. Corey always had a Great sense of care and responsibility for his family and friends. As his parents and other family members needed assistance, he, along with his siblings, made the arrangements and ensured they were cared for with dignity and love.
Corey joined the Army Reserves a couple of months before his 18th birthday. He served for 32 years, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. He had a deep love of his country both in service and study.
Corey valued education and engaged in a lifelong pursuit of learning. He attended Weber State College for his undergraduate degree and received his master’s degree from Utah State University. As a teacher, and later as an administrator, Corey was a pillar of leadership and education for his staff and students. He led and taught at several schools including, Clearfield High School, Weber High School, Bonneville High School, Roy High School, T.H. Bell Junior High School, Roy Junior High School and the Northridge Learning Center. Corey was also very business minded and motivated- he bought and sold several homes for a profit as a recent college graduate and owned a successful business with two friends in California.
Corey met his sweetie, Jean, at a dance in Salt Lake City where she quite literally was dropped in his lap. A year later, they eloped, marrying in their bishop’s living room on February 13, 1986, with a neighbor interrupted mid lawn mowing to witness their union. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on March 25, 1987, with Robert Riley just weeks away from his debut.
A very involved and adventurous father, Corey didn’t hesitate to bring his five boys along for hunting and fishing excursions. His sons credit him for their love of the outdoors and passion for conservation and sportsmanship. Corey was also a gifted artist and music enthusiast, traits he also passed onto to his sons.
Corey’s greatest joys were found in his sweetheart Jean and his sons, and later his grandchildren. He enjoyed planning trips to spend time with them, with travels to the eastern seaboard, church history sites, and many adventures to the desert terrain of southern Utah.
Corey is survived by his wife Jean, their sons Robert Riley (Jenny), Mitchell (Marcie), Daniel, Carson (Maciah), Taggart, his brothers Charles (Cheryl) and Ryan(Julie) and sister Kathleen (Boyd), and his grandchildren Ruby, Robert Lincoln, Evangeline, and Maverick.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the South Weber Stake Center, 7989 S. 2250 E. South Weber, Utah. Friends may visit with family Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Robert’s obituary page.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd., Ogden, Utah.