1957 ~ 2012|
Michael H. Jensen, beloved son of Clayne and Elouise Jensen, passed away October 1, 2012 at the age of 55 after struggling with the consequences of prescribed medication.
Michael was born on August 17, 1957 in Logan, Utah, where he lived until the age of 6, at which time he moved with his parents and brothers to Provo, Utah where he lived for the remainder of his life.
He attended Wasatch Elementary School, and graduated from Provo High School in 1975, at which time he entered Brigham Young University and earned a bachelors degree in biology. Subsequently, Michael entered medical school at University of Utah and graduated with a doctorate degree. During his college years he took a break to serve a two year LDS Church mission in the Atlanta Georgia Mission. He practiced as medical doctor in the Provo and Salt Lake City areas for 28 years, until the time of his death.
Michael has three brothers, Craig (Jane), Blake (Kelly) and Chris (Georgiana). Their favorite activities were hiking, biking and fly fishing.
Mike was especially devoted to rock climbing and was also an excellent skier. At one point in Michael¹s life he owned an air plane and had a pilots license. He loved flying to many destinations. On one trip to Australia he joined the Doctors Without Boarders for a period of time.
He traveled extensively, including many countries in Western and Central Europe and extended trips to Burma, Laos, Thailand, India, Turkey and Argentina with his brother Chris.
For eleven years, Michael served voluntarily as the team doctor for the Special Olympics.
Michael was an outstanding athlete at Provo High School, particularly in football and track and field, where he was state champion. He was a defensive back on the BYU football team for four years.
He has many friends and professional associated along the Wasatch front and was a very dedicated and competent doctor.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 7th beginning at 5:00 p.m. All friends and associated of Michael or the Jensen Family are invited to attend. It will be held at the Jensen family home, 3131 Cottonwood Lane in the Riverwoods area, Provo, Utah.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2012