PRICE - James Lee "Jim" Jensen, age 77, passed away at his home in Price on Oct. 21, 2011. He was born Nov. 29, 1934 in Orangeville, Utah, to Leo Joseph and Alice Cyrena Davis Jensen. He married his high school sweetheart, Beulah Peacock, in the Manti LDS Temple on July 22, 1954.
Jim grew up in Orangeville. He attended South Emery High, Carbon College and BYU. He was employed for 37 years at Carbon School District as a teacher, principal and district administrator. He served in various callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including bishop, stake president, Manti Temple Presidency, temple sealer, patriarch, and director of the Price Family History Center. Jim and Beulah served a mission in Atlanta, Ga. He also served on the Price City Council for 24 years. His whole life was spent serving family, friends, church, and community.
Jim is survived by his wife, Beulah; children: Kerry (Kelley) Jensen, Larry (LaRae) Jensen, Scott (Susan) Jensen, all of Price, Rita (Curtis) Snow of West Jordan, Keith (Kelli) Jensen of Spring Glen, and Vera Cardy of Gallop, N.M.; 27 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; a brother, Blain (Virginia) Jensen of Brentwood, Calif.; a sister, RaeOna (Tom) Huntsman of Salt Lake City, Utah; a brother-in-law, Delbert Peterson of Price; a brother-in-law, Delroy (Janet) Peacock of Castle Dale; a brother-in-law, Don Jewkes of Logan, and a sister-in-law, Karen Peacock of Orangeville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lucile, Thelma and Phyllis; brothers, Clive and Ted; a great-grandchild, Hunter Jensen, father and mother-in-law, Hilma and Kenneth Peacock, brother-in-law, Paul Peacock and a sister-in-law, Nan Jewkes.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Price North Stake Center (449 North 100 East). There will be a viewing at the same location on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6 - 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., prior to the services. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at the Orangeville City Cemetery, Orangeville, Utah.
Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Jim at www.fausettmortuary.com.