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  • "I truly admired Allen and his work in the field of work..."
    - Sara Salley
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    - Julie Cook
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    - Leo and Patricia Deege
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    - John Watson
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    - Michael Jensen
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Money and King Funeral Home
171 Maple Avenue W
Vienna, VA

JENSEN ALLEN CARL JENSEN On Sunday, April 21, 2013 of Vienna, VA from complications of acute myeloid leukemia. Allen was born on the family farm near Humboldt, IA on June 10, 1937. He was the youngest of three sons, born of Frederick and Ella (Johnsen) Jensen, both of whose parents emigrated from Denmark. After he earned his B.S. in Agriculture from Iowa State University, Allen began his career with the Iowa Cooperative Extension Service. He was selected as one of six national 4-H Fellows in 1964. During this period of time, Allen earned a Master's degree in Political Science from American University. Following other public service positions, Allen joined the personal staff of Iowa Governor Harold E. Hughes in 1968. Allen returned to the Washington area in 1969 to become staff director of the Human Resources Committee of the National Governor's Association. In 1975, he joined the professional staff of the sub-committee on human resources of the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means. Allen had lead responsibility for social services programs and Supplemental Security Income programs, with particular emphasis on policies affecting individuals with disabilities. After leaving the Committee staff in 1989, Allen began work with the Center for Health Services Research and Policy at George Washington University, where he continued to work until shortly before his death. Survivors include his beloved and devoted wife, Yvon (Reeder) Jensen; sons, Michael Allen and Kevin Christopher, from his marriage to Marlys (Fee), which ended in divorce. Also surviving are three step-children, Courtenay De Ginder Gannon (Brian), Walter Tinsley and Waverly Tinsley; brother, Lawrence (Millie) and their three sons, Chris, Eric and Jon and their respective families. Allen was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Emmaus United Church of Christ, 900 Maple Ave., East, Vienna, VA from 7 to 10 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Service and Mission Projects of the Emmaus United Church of Christ. Online condolences and fond memories, may be offered to the family at:

Published in The Washington Post from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2013
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