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Rosemary Galanda Jenkins

Profile Updated: December 23, 2014
Residing In:
Granada Hills, CA USA
Spouse/Partner:
Willie James Jenkins
Occupation:
teacher, ret; columnist/author; community activist
Children:
(Mr.) Udeka , born 1977;
stepchildren: Garron, born 1963; Martique, born 1967
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College; went into the Peace Corps; taught in LAUSD for 37 years; married with one son (two grandsons) and two stepchildren (2 granddaughters); became an author of 3 books and currently writing for citywatchla.com and laprogressive.com and hollywoodprogressive.com

What did you do right after high school?

Attended UCSB, double-majored: English and history; humanities minor.
Bachelor's degrees in English and history; secondary teaching credential

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school?

I planned on attending college. Had thought since age 7 that I would become a doctor but believed a woman who wants to become a doctor would not be able to spend adequate time at home with husband and children. Consequently, I became a teacher, a position which allowed me to work with children and be an active participant with my own family. I was always very active with my son's activities, including being a team mom and even a soccer coach.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

As a teacher I was able to take students to many countries around the world--a situation which also gave me the opportunity to bring my insights into the classroom. I worked with Habitat for Humanity in Nicaragua and studied in Mexico and Costa Rica and was in the Peace Corps in Brazil for a time.

I have become a successful writer.

What’s your favorite memory of THS?

Being part of the Leadership class was very rewarding for me. I never missed a football or basketball game in four years and was probably the loudest screamer at those events--very proud of our basketball team when we went to the playoffs in Long Beach.

My favorite memory is the advice a young man gave me about looking around and being more chatty and warm as I walked between classes (I was always thinking about the next class). I have ever since made a point of speaking to and showing interest in just about everyone, such as the cook, janitor, gardener, person in line at the market, or just the average man/woman on the street.

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at THS?

I had a wonderful group of friends but should have reached out to be part of a broader range of friendships.

Any words of wisdom?

The purpose of life is to make yourself a better person and to make the world a better place!

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Oct 28, 2018 at 12:58 PM

Posted on: Oct 25, 2018 at 7:47 PM

Happy Birthday, Alvin. I hope all is going well. I wish you many more great years ahead! Rosemary Galanda Jenkins

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Posted on: Jul 22, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday, Cleoan, and many more exciting ones!

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Jul 19, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Happy Birthday. Enjoy the year and all the ones in the future! Rosemary

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Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 at 12:13 PM

Happy Birthday and many more. We should look forward to many good years ahead.

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Jun 16, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Another year has rolled around. Turning 70 made me happy. I hope you feel the same! Happy Birthday and many joyful ones ahead.

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Feb 23, 2017 at 8:34 AM

Happy Birthday and many more delightful ones! Rosemary Galanda Jenkins

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Jul 28, 2016 at 12:41 PM

Posted on: Jul 28, 2016 at 12:01 PM

Happy Birthday and many more.

Jul 12, 2016 at 5:10 PM

Happy Birthday and many more!

Jul 10, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Happy Birthday and many more sweet, happy ones!

Jun 20, 2016 at 1:13 PM

Happy Birthday, Laura. Have a great year!

Jun 12, 2016 at 5:23 PM

Happy Birthday and many more!

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Nov 10, 2015 at 1:33 PM

Such a sweet person.  Life took her too soon.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.  Rosemary and Willie Jenkins

Nov 04, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Shirley, I would like to get together. I don't seem to have your phone number. Please call me when you can at 818-667-3280. Take care. Be well. Rosemary G-J

Nov 02, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Alvin, I wish you the best on your birthday and throughout the year. It was so good seeing you at the Reunion, Mr. Prez.

Oct 23, 2015 at 5:33 PM

I am so sorry to hear that!  My sympathies to all his friends and family members.  May he be well-remembered.

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