CASTLE DALE-John Jensen, age 81, passed away Monday, July 28, 2008, in Ferron. John was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Castle Dale to Stanley Earl and Venice Elizabeth Jensen.
He married Beverly Gean Jensen on July 12, 1947, in Cleveland, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized on April 25, 1970 in the Manti LDS Temple.
John served his country in the Navy during WWII where he was stationed at Okinawa. He was an avid horseman, and he loved to ride and camp in Joe's Valley. John was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held the office of High Priest.
Everyone who knew John will remember him for his sense of humor, his generosity, and his example. His wife, Beverly, and his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the most precious things to him, and he will be greatly missed by them all.
The family would like to thank the staff at Emery County Care and Rehab for their kindness in caring for our husband and father.
John is survived by his wife, Beverly; four children: Ernest John (Ellie) Jensen of Castle Dale, Jolene (Craig) Spicer of West Valley, Gayle E. (Connie) Jensen of Castle Dale, Stanley Kay (Sandra) Jensen of Castle Dale, 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Basil Jensen; sister, Beth Leininger; brothers, Ward and Earl; and granddaughter, Amanda Ann Jensen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008 at the Castle Dale Stake Center. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale, and on Thursday one hour prior to the services at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Castle Dale Cemetery.