Daniel Mark Jensen
Cedar City, Utah
Daniel Mark Jensen, 47, passed away peacefully at home October 14, 2012. Dan was born January 12, 1965 in Monticello, Utah to David Byron and Barbara Sue Scalf Jensen.
In 1967 the family moved to Cedar City where Dan grew up. As a young boy, Dan loved Little League baseball and football, bike riding with friends, nature and adventure. He attended North Elementary, Cedar Jr. High and Cedar City High School. Dan loved science classes and recreating experiments at home with his older brother, Steve.
Dan married Sindy Rasmussen. They had two daughters, Carlee Alexa Jensen and McKenna Janae Jensen. Dan and Sindy divorced. He later married Andrea Jolley. They had one daughter, Rachel Jensen. Dan and Andrea also divorced. Dan's three, beautiful, gifted daughters were his greatest joy and pride throughout his life.
Early in his working career, Dan had extensive café and kitchen training experiences and became a stand-out cook and an excellent restaurant manager. However, he worked for most of his adult years in the communications industry building cell phone towers for various companies and worked his way into job foreman positions. He always strived for perfection. In the course of his assignments, he worked in almost all of the lower 48 states and developed many strong and lasting friendships which he cherished.
Dan is survived by his three daughters: Carlee of Santa Monica, California (currently attending Yale University
); McKenna of Santa Monica, California, and Rachel of Cedar City, Utah; Mother and step-father Sue and Kerry Jones, Cedar City; Step-mother Donna (David B.) Jensen, Evanston, Wyoming; One sister Julie (Dave) Houchins, Cedar City; Sister-in-law Barbara (Steve) Jensen, Oregon City, Oregon, and special best friend and constant companion, Thor. He was preceded in death by his father David B. Jensen and his older brother, Steven L. Jensen.
Dan was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and felt a special respect and affection for his current Bishop, Tom Bryson.
Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, October 20, 2012, in the Cedar City 9th Ward Chapel, 256 South 900 West. A visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 that morning at the Chapel. Burial will be at the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com