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Jenila C. Bywaters

December 13, 1935 - January 29, 2019

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Jenila C. Bywaters

1935 – 2019

Tarkio, Missouri



Jenila C. Bywaters, the daughter of Arthur B. and Marie (Knapp) Slemp was born December 13, 1935, in Tarkio, Missouri. She attended Tarkio High School, graduating in 1953.


On November 20, 1954, Jenila was united in marriage to Price V. Bywaters. They became the parents of two children, Clint and Susan.


Jenila was employed as a waitress in Tarkio until 1960 when they moved to Arvada, Colorado. While in Colorado, she was employed at Gates Rubber Plant, in Denver, Colorado, Coors Porcelain Plant, and was a Rose Cutter at a greenhouse, both in Golden, Colorado. Following Prices’ retirement in 1988, they returned to Tarkio where they lived to the present time. Price passed away in 2012.


While in Colorado, the family boarded horses, raised butcher cattle, chickens, and dairy cows, and always planted a huge garden. She never met a stranger and loved everyone, especially children. She had a fantastic sense of humor. Jenila passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care, Tarkio, at the age of 83.


In addition to her parents and husband, Price, she was preceded in death by brothers, Jerry and James Slemp. Survivors include son, Clint Bywaters, Arvada; daughter, Susan Hiser and husband, Hugh, Alcova, Wyoming; three grandchildren, Fred, Clayton, and John Hiser; and eight great-grandchildren.


Funeral Service:  1:00 P.M., Sunday, February 3, 2019, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, Missouri.

Interment:  Home Cemetery, Tarkio

Open visitation begins 12:00 P.M., Noon, Saturday, Davis Funeral Home.  There is no scheduled family visitation.

Memorials:  Jenila Bywaters Memorial Fund

Arrangements:  Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio