RPCVs 1995- 1999 - Obituaries

Jamie Fallon
Mrs. Fallon loved people and always put herself at the service of others, her family said. A fearless adventurer who sailed the world, she also served as a teacher in Saudi Arabia and was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She also was known for her compassion and humor. 
Jamie Vogel Fallon, 55, of Annapolis, died suddenly Sept. 11, 2005 in Seward, Alaska, while on a trip. 
Born Sept. 15, 1949, in Whidbey Island, Wash., Mrs. Fallon was reared in Annapolis and was the daughter of the late Navy Cmdr. Raymond William Vogel and Clair O'Neil Vogel Foley and the stepdaughter of the late Navy Rear Adm. Francis Foley. She attended St. Mary's High School. 
Mrs. Fallon loved people and always put herself at the service of others, her family said. A fearless adventurer who sailed the world, she also served as a teacher in Saudi Arabia and was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She also was known for her compassion and humor. 
Mrs. Fallon was formerly married to Alfonso E. Fallon of Plymouth, Calif. 
Surviving are four children, Francis Fallon of Los Angeles, Zachary Fallon of Oakland, Calif., and Maureen and Stephanie Fallon, both of San Diego; three brothers, retired Navy Capt. Raymond W. Vogel of Connecticut, retired Navy Cmdr. Timothy Vogel of Montana and retired Marine Col. Frederick J. Vogel of Virginia; and a stepsister, Josephine Foley of Virginia. 
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester. A Mass of Christian burial will be said at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St. Burial will be private. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Katrina Relief Fun (1-800-HELP NOW).  http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2036234.html

Gloria Jenkins
The Peace Corps “was always her dream,” said her daughter, Shauna Clark. She never stopped helping people. Her latest project was using her love for gardening to plant fruit trees for the homeless to eat from. 

TRIBUTE Peace Corps ‘dream’ marked life of service 
By LAURIE AU
The Kansas City Star 

Who: Gloria Jenkins, of Independence, a master gardener, an artist, an avid stamp collector and a former Peace Corps volunteer. 
How and when she died: Jenkins was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She died Aug. 5 in the first and only home she owned. 
Age: 57. 

Her early years: Jenkins loved anything to do with the outdoors. She was a Girl Scout. She taught her younger brother, David Mullnix, how to ride a bike and do tricks in their hometown of Atherton, Mo., just two blocks wide and four blocks long then. 

They went camping all over the country. Jenkins was in charge of cooking dinner and washing dishes. They loved water skiing on the Lake of the Ozarks in what they called the “Mullnix Ski Cat Club.” 

A Hawaiian break: Luckily, Jenkins tanned well. Twenty years ago, she and her family lived for six years in Hawaii, where her then-husband was stationed. She got her associate degree in child development from a community college there and became a preschool teacher. 

They liked to go to the beach at the “drop of the hat,” said her son, Kevin Jenkins. 

Her dream: After she received her degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City in the mid-1990s, she joined the Peace Corps. When she found out she was going to the Dominican Republic, she immersed herself in learning Spanish. 

The Peace Corps “was always her dream,” said her daughter, Shauna Clark. She never stopped helping people. Her latest project was using her love for gardening to plant fruit trees for the homeless to eat from. 

A big sister: Jenkins wasn’t the type of person who would have to pray to be more Christ-like, Mullnix said. She showed it. 

After a car ran over Mullnix while he was biking 19 years ago, his big sister spent hours with him in the hospital. 

“That is something I will always cherish,” Mullnix said. 

Survivors include: Her father, mother, brother, son, daughter, nephews and nieces, grandchildren and great-nephew. 

The last word: “She was selfless,” Clark said. “She walked around with angel wings.”  http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2056806.html

Joshua Lynn

Chad Nettesheim
Chad passed away during his Peace Corps service. http://fpcv.org/fallen-pcvs/
A former Waukesha man on duty with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic died there early this morning, possibly from asthma or allergy problems. 
Chad A. Nettesheim, 25, pounded on a friend's door at 1 a.m. at a hotel where they were staying and said he was having trouble breathing, said his father, Wayne Nettesheim. He died shortly after that. 
With the Peace Crops on the Caribbean island since July 1996, Chad Nettesheim was a health instructor for 26 small villages spread over 20 to 30 miles of mountainous land north-central Dominican Republic about three hours northeast of Santo Domingo. 
Nettesheim's family - his father, his mother, Joanne, and sister, Jaclyn, all of Waukesha - visited him for a week. 
He was the only Peace Corps volunteer in those villages which collectively are called a pueblo, and he lived with a family, his father said. 
He taught basic hygiene to children and adults in those villages and also held an English class one night a week.
"I love it here," he told his family. "I love working with people."