Johneth McGinty

April 17, 1943 ~ July 22, 2021 (age 78)


Johneth Ann McGinty
4/17/1943 - 7/22/2021
Born Johneth Ann Wrinkle in Tucson, AZ to John Wrinkle and Marie Marjorie Morrow, her early years established a lifelong love of community activity, public service, and lifelong learning. 
After graduating from Pima High School (Tucson, AZ) she enrolled at the University of Arizona with the intent of completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology.  Before completing her degree she accepted a position as a program assistant in a homeless shelter operated by The Salvation Army in San Francisco, CA.
Eventually returning to Tucson, Johneth would meet and marry her husband, Dennis, in 1968. They were later sealed for all time and eternity in the Manti, UT temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Johneth moved to Grand Junction with her young family in 1977 and made it her home. She was involved in the community in innumerable ways - including as an early supporter of the Grand Junction Symphony, and a member of the Grand Junction Lioness Club - but she would dedicate much of her free time for more than twenty years to the Boy Scouts of America.  As a result of her service and contributions, Johneth was recognized by the Western Colorado Council of the BSA with the Silver Beaver Award - the highest award bestowed by an individual council.
An employee of Sears across four decades, Johneth found professional success and satisfaction in management.  Working her way up the ranks across multiple divisions, she would eventually retire from the corporation as a regional manager of their service division.
Johneth had an unquenchable passion for learning and conquering challenges. After the death of her husband and around the time of her first cancer diagnosis she resolved one of her great regrets and returned to school to finish her Bachelor's Degree. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a degree in Sociology in 2012.During this period she also took on the new challenge of performing with the Grand Junction Senior Theatre. These challenges and the friends she made from them gave her life.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Kenneth Wrinkle and Donald Wrinkle, and a son, Dennis Dale McGinty. She is survived by two sons, Dr. Patrick Jay McGinty and spouse Patricia of Vermont, IL; Bradley A. McGinty and partner Claire Kempa of Grand Junction, CO; daughter, Johneth M. Olson of Grand Junction, CO; her brother Robert Bosbury of Kingman, AZ; six grandchildren Iain, Ethan, Hannah, Payton, and Aidan McGinty and Johneth R. Price; and four great grandchildren.  The family is planning a private memorial service at a future date.

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