Tula Mae Brown Janson Jensen
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Tula Mae Brown Janson Jensen passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 23,2014. She was born on June 14, 1930 in Belews Creek, North Carolina, the third of ten children, to William Bryan and Clara Marshall Brown. Growing up in rural North Carolina, she dreamed of traveling and seeing the world. At age 18 she moved to Salt Lake City and then to San Francisco where she met Russell William Janson. They were married April 23, 1955. They had three children: Steven Russell (Shannon) Janson, Pamela Janson, and Rodney Lawrence Janson; seven grandsons: Jaron, Bryan, Keean, Ethan, Gano, Josh, and Zachery; and three great grandsons. During Russ and Tula's marriage they lived in Puerto Rico, Arizona, North Carolina, Florida and Montevideo, Uruguay. They traveled extensively in South America. Russell died on June 22, 1973. After his death Tula moved to St. George where she worked at Zion's Bank for many years. Tula was a happy friendly person and in her eyes there were no strangers, just potential friends. She loved music and played the piano and sang. She and her dear friend Marie Garrick toured the South Pacific and much of the United States. Tula and her daughter Pamela were very close and were truly best friends. Tula was an excellent dancer and through this favorite hobby she met James L. Jensen. Soon Tula, Pamela, and Jim were going to Las Vegas shopping, and picnicking in Pine Valley. She and Jim were married March 18, 1991. With their friends Don and Marie Garrick, they traveled to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. Two years later Jim and Tula toured most of Europe. When Tula started showing signs of Alzheimer's, it was startling to the whole family, but especially to Jim and Pamela who were always so close to Tula. They used their love and doctors' direction to treat this affliction. Jim did his very best for six years, which included "eating out" and short trips that Tula liked. Pamela stepped in when the burden became too heavy for Jim, and lovingly cared for Tula and was with her to the end. Interment will be in Colfax, N.C.
288 West St. George Boulevard St. George, UT 84770
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on June 29, 2014