Earl V. Jensen
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Fairview, Idaho - Earl Virgil Jensen, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Heritage Home in Preston, Idaho. He was born on November 29, 1928 in Weston, Idaho to John Vergil and Elly Jacobson Jensen. He lived most of his life in Fairview, Idaho. He met his sweetheart, Mary Lou Jensen at the Persiana Dance Hall and they were married November 29, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple on November 29, 1948.
Earl owned and operated Jensen TV & Appliance in Preston, Idaho. Earl was known all over the area as the "TV Man." He was an avid scouter and took many scouts and youth on trips to Mount Ash in Yellowstone National Park. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a pilot of his own plane. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife served a mission from 1988-1990 in the Phillipines, Baguio mission. Earl served in many callings including counselor in the Bishopric, as well as a worker in the Logan Temple. He worked hard and he played hard and he loved well. He taught by example and when asked how he was, he always responded "Doin' Great!" He said it with meaning which was the same way he lived his life.
Earl and Mary Lou loved to travel and have visited many states and foreign countries. One of their favorite destinations is Hawaii where they traveled to numerous times. His joy was his family and they took many family vacations - highlight was their family reunion, MEP, held every summer and named after them.
Earl is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Jensen, his children Carolyn (Charles) Moulton, of Newdale, Idaho; Phyllis (Adel) Ali, of Cairo, Egypt; Beverly (Lon) Ricks, of Newdale, Idaho; Patricia (Ted) Hawes, of Eagar, Ariz.; Erlene (Kevin) Torgrimson, of Newdale, Idaho; LuJean Jensen, of Preston, Idaho; Jared Earl (Karen) Jensen, of Cub River, Idaho; 36 grandchildren, and 64 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Bryce Jensen, of Fairview, and Floyd Jensen, also of Fairview, Idaho; and a sister Fay (Ron) Bell, of Smithfield, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Jeremy Ricks, and two great grandsons Brayden Kent, and Andrew Kent.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Fairview 2nd Ward Chapel, 165 W. 4800 South in Preston with Bishop John Griffeth conducting. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home 1005 S. 800 East in Preston and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com.
Webb Funeral Home
1005 South 8th East
Preston, ID 83263
Published in Logan Herald Journal on July 8, 2014