Henry (Hank) Neil JiningsJanuary 15, 1922 ~ February 13, 2017 (age 95)
Henry (Hank) Jinings passed away peacefully at his home on February 13th. Marcie, his wife of 69 years, was at his side.
Hank was born on January 15th, 1922 on farm three miles north of Funk, Nebraska. When he was 15 he, his mom and dad and younger twin brothers moved out west to Oregon. Everything they owned packed into a Model A Ford they were on their way to meet up with Hank’s sister Bernice, who had moved to Oregon a few years prior. They settled on a farm in the hills between Newberg and Hillsboro. After Hank finished up at Newberg High School he joined the military serving as a pilot during WWII. Shortly after his discharge he met the love of his life, Marcie. They were married in Portland on October 25th, 1947 and remained faithfully together until his passing. Hank was able in incorporate his love of flying into his work as an insurance executive with a Portland based company. Along the way his company purchased and developed a fishing lodge in central British Columbia. Flying folks into their remote lodge was his true passion and no one has ever had career they enjoyed more than Hank’s. Hank and Marcie’s residences were in Portland, Welches and Woodburn. Always, it seemed, near a golf course.
Hank and Marcie had three boys. Gene, Michael and David. Unfortunately Michael passed away several years ago after a long illness. Michael’s passing was a tremendous loss to the family. Hank was the last remaining senior member of his family. But Hank and Marcie were always surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Being around family was a true joy for Hank and the most important part of his long life.
Hank was a member of the QB and the CAA, both fraternal flying organizations that he enjoyed immensely. Hank and Marcie are also members of the Augustana Lutheran Church.
Memorial Service will be held at the Augustana Lutheran Church in NE Portland on Saturday,
March 11th at 11:00 am.
Remembrances of Hank can be made in his name to the Augustana Lutheran Church Memorial