Arthur Ray (Art) Jensen
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Passed on July 21, 2013 in his home at the age of 61. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on September 19, 1951, the family moved to California when he was 3 years old living in San Diego and Sacramento before moving to Redlands in 1967. Art graduated from Redlands High School in 1969 where he was a member of the Diving Team, competing in CIF his junior and senior years. Art attended Texas Tech University on a diving scholarship before enlisting in the US Navy in 1972. A hard-hat diver and a submarine electrician specialist, Art achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer while serving the Sea Cliff research sub in San Diego. An electrician by trade, Art enjoyed keeping busy with remodeling projects for family and friends. Art also studied geology at Crafton Hills and CSU San Bernardino after leaving the Navy. Survivors include daughters Dana and Kim; two grandsons; mother Marion Jensen and his sister Patty Jensen Frost. His father Arthur M Jensen (2011) and his sister Mary Ann Jensen (2005) precede him in death. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 25 at 4:00pm; First Baptist Church of Redlands, 51 West Olive Ave., Redlands. Burial at Sea will be private.
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on Aug. 20, 2013