Wilbert Roy Jensen, 85, of Ammon, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at his home. He was under the care of his family and Hospice of Eastern Idaho.
Wilbert was born Oct. 3, 1927, in Idaho Falls to Lorentz Jensen and Elvera Meppen Jensen. He grew up in Idaho Falls and attended local schools.
During World War II, he served as a private first class in the U.S. Army.
On Aug. 17, 1947, he married Donna Rae Bodily in Idaho Falls. Together they raised five children: Barry, Laurie, Kristina, Terri and JoLene. Wilbert was a farmer and carpenter.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, Soil Conservation League and Elks Lodge. He also served as a 4-H leader. He was an artist and liked painting. Wilbert enjoyed horticulture, HO gauge model trains, woodworking and design.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Donna Jensen of Ammon; son, Barry Wilbert Jensen of Boise; daughters, Laurie Lynn (Don) Johnson of Idaho Falls, Kristina Rae (Neil) Grover of Iona, Terri Ellen (David) Jensen of Idaho Falls and JoLene (Kirk) Haylett of Corvallis, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lyla, Dorothy and Darlene; and a brother, Darrell.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., with Reverend Dr. Dennis Falasco of First Presbyterian Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Idaho Falls, 325 Elm St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402; or Hospice of Eastern Idaho, 1810 Moran St., Idaho Falls, ID 83401.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.