Derone Jenkins-Todd

Derone Jenkins-Todd

Saturday, May 21st, 1955 - Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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Derone Ilene Jenkins-Todd was born May 21,1955 in Dallas, Tx and passed away on December 31, 2019 in Houston.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 4th at 4:00 p.m. at the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, your local fire department or charity of your choice.

Derone graduated from Stephenville High School in 1973, the University of Houston (B.A. Sociology) in 1978 and the University of North Texas (PhD in Adult Education) in 1993. Her professional career included Dallas County Community Colleges, Plano ISD, and 25 years with Barrios Technologies. At Barrios Technologies, she supported NASA as an Instructional Designer and Logistics Flight Controller; as well as provided Safety consulting to British Petroleum.

After Derone’s retirement in 2015, she volunteered with a variety of organizations including the Travis County Emergency Services District 1/7, Friends of the Nameless School House, and the Stephenville Historical Society. She was a passionate volunteer for women’s shelters and animal shelters. Her hobbies included travel, knitting, quilting, cooking, reading and cross fit.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Keith Todd, her mother, Myrna Jenkins, sisters Denae Lancaster (husband, Jack) and Delette Gazaway (husband, Jim), and nephews, Conley Ligon (wife, Desiree and daughter, Rebecca), Anthony Ligon and Davey Steele (wife, Cresenda and daughters, Auburn and Berkeley), a large extended family, many friends and three Shelties. She was preceded in death by her father, Conley.

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    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 4:00pm
    Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel
    120 W. South Loop
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Dianne Ferguson

Posted at 05:06pm
Derone's CrossFit for Quilters group had our memorial "Derone" work out today. We will miss her, our conversations, laughter, her amazing flexibility and her wild workout pants. 6 rounds for the 6 letters in her name, number of reps for the position of the letter in the alphabet., created by our coach, Justin Adams.

Denis Dahms

Posted at 11:40pm
I was sorry to hear about Derone. Did not know she had leukemia. Our condolences to you and your family.
Denis and Sharon Dahms

The Denisons (Suzie, Rebecca & Mary) and Clint Hol

Posted at 02:33pm
With loving thoughts for the Jenkins family and for precious Derone
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