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Josephine Rosemary Oalmann Jenkins passed away quietly on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at
the age of 98. She had been a resident of Summerfield Retirement Community in Slidell, LA for
the past 5 ½ years, but she was a long-time resident of Bush where she and her late husband,
James Hugh Jenkins, made their home and raised three children. She was born in Waldheim on
August 6, 1924 to the late George Bernard Oalmann and Elizabeth Barbara Dutsch Oalmann.
Josie is survived by her three children, Jane Ladner (Roy), Marjorie Jahncke (Robert), and James
Hugh Jenkins III (Susan), one grandson, Dane Morgan, two great grandchildren, Carter and
Harper Morgan, and one sister, Elizabeth Williams. She is preceded in death by her sisters
Katherine Bridges, Marjorie Bor and brothers George, John, Louis and Joseph (her twin)
After graduating from Lyon High School in 1943 she worked in New Orleans at the Office of
Price Administration to support the war effort. After the war ended, she worked for the Tobias
Bag Company on Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans then for Dr. Kubler, an oral surgeon.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to the wonderful and professional staff of
Summerfield Retirement Community of Slidell. They took loving care of our mother during her
At her long-standing request, all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a
donation to the Galloway Cemetery Association, 24480 Highway 40, Bush, LA 70431.
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