Christopher Jenkins, Avon resident, 1956-2011 |

Christopher Jenkins, Avon resident, 1956-2011

Special to the Daily
Vail, CO Colorado
Chris Jenkins

Christopher William Jenkins, 54, of Avon, died Jan. 20.

He was born Nov. 4, 1956, in Rutland, Vt., to G. William Jenkins Jr. and Nancy P. Jenkins. He graduated from Rutland High School in 1974 and attended Castleton State College.

Chris apprenticed with Schwaiger Brothers (Jake and Sepp) as a framing contractor. He worked for Pico Ski Resort as a ski instructor and snowmaker and as a framing contractor for Schwaiger Brothers from 1975 through 1991.

In 1992, he moved to Colorado, where he started JBCBD Inc., a building contracting firm. He operated his business in Eagle County until the time of his death.

He worked for Vail Resort during the winter of 2009-10.

Chris was an animal lover and shared his life with many special dogs. He enjoyed skiing, softball, football and hunting.

He is survived by his parents; his partner, Wendy Gallagher Mullaney; his sisters, Betsey Kiehl, of Vail, and Deb Fennell, of Jeffersonville, Vt.; brothers-in-laws Jeffrey “Woody” Kiehl and Larry Fennell; and nieces Lindsey Kiehl and Jessica Fennell.

Memorial services will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle. Ashes will be scattered at Pico Mountain in Vermont.

For more information about services, call Betsey Kiehl at 970-904-6287.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Rutland County Humane Society in Vermont, North Country Animal League in Vermont, or the Epilepsy Foundation in Vermont.

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