Alan R. Jensen
Alan R Jensen 1952 ~ 2008 Alan R Jensen, 55, returned to his Heavenly home on Sat. January 12, 2008 from Smoot, Wyoming. He was taken in an avalanche while snowmobiling.He was born July 14, 1952, the fourth child and only son of Marven Don and Leone Richardson Jensen of Midvale, Utah. Alan was blessed with a playful, energetic, adventurous spirit, which carried him through his entire life. He developed his love of the outdoors through countless hours spent hunting and camping with his father. He was taught by example the value of hard work and integrity by his loving parents. He graduated from Hillcrest High School and four years of Seminary in 1970. The next two years of his life were spent in Phoenix, Arizona where he continued his education. Alan served a two-year mission in the New York, New York Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Alan married Kristine Neeley in the Salt Lake City Temple September 12, 1975. They were later divorced. To this union three children were born: Jeremiah Alan, Bryan Don and Jennilyn. In 1982 Alan was introduced to Star Valley, Wyoming and he never looked back. It was home for the next 25 years. He loved life and everything to do with the beauties of God's earth. His knowledge of the mountains and surrounding area was shared with many. Alan was a contractor by trade. His vision and craftsmanship is on display throughout the Star Valley, Wyoming area. On July 20, 1998 Alan and Shelly Wilkes were united in marriage. This union of friends gave to each so much joy. Alan and Shelly found pleasure in time spent with family, snowmobiling, camping, riding horses or their Harley and traveling to new places. Alan was an avid sports fan, a passion which he shared with his family. He possessed a dry whit and a great sense of humor which many found endearing. Alan was an active member of the Smoot Ward and served in many different capacities. He enjoyed the youth of Star Valley and had many friendships. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Alan is survived by his wife, Shelly Jensen of Smoot, WY; son Jeremiah (Jennie and Brodey) of West Jordan, UT; son Bryan (Melissa, Bryce and Brock) of Afton, WY; daughter Jennilyn Proulx (CJ) of West Jordan, UT; Elder Jaxon Wilkes currently serving in the Tampa Bay Florida Mission, Logan and Jessie Wilkes of Smoot, WY; Madison and Hailey also of Smoot, WY; Alan's mother, Leone Jensen and five sisters: Dianne Beutler, Marilyn (Lynn) Monson, Kristine (Paul) Monson, Marianne (Robert) Breitenbeker and Janice Jensen. Alan was preceded in death by his Father, Marven Don Jensen. Funeral services will be held on Wed. January 16, 2008 at 12 Noon in the Smoot LDS Ward Chapel, 3166 State Highway 241. Friends may call at the Schwab Mortuary, 44 E. 4th Ave, in Afton, WY on Tues. evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the ward chapel on Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Burial in the Smoot City Cemetery.
Published by Deseret News on Jan. 15, 2008.
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Sorry I am a little late in doing this. My dad is Paul Wetzel. He grew up with Alan and Alan was one if his childhood best friends. I remember many summers growing up that on our way home or to Yellowstone we would stop by Alan's home and stay the night with his family. I also remember spending time with Alan's parents and younger sister while we were there. These are some of my fondest memories of growing up and wish that we had continued this tradition longer. He built a beautiful home and had wonderful children. Alan will be deeply missed by our family. - Debra Wetzel Domenici
Debra Wetzel Domenici
February 13, 2008
I did'nt know Alan personally but know his three children Jeremiah, Jenny and Bryan, they are all absolutely wonderful people. Alan has left a true legacy in these children.His spirit will prevail throughout Star Valley forever. My prayers are with you. I will never be able to visit Star Valley again without imagining this wonderful father building one of those "classic" and oh so beautiful Star Valley homes he was so proud of.
Michelle Quintana
January 18, 2008
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and tender time. Alan's sister, Dianne, is a dear friend of mine and it is through Dianne that I know other members of the Jensen Family. May you feel comfort and peace knowing God's plan for us.
S. Trell Snow
January 16, 2008
We were so sorry to hear about the accident. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Charlie and Kellie Clinger
January 15, 2008
The last time I remember seein Alan was up by Wickiup by the water trogh. He and his family had gone up there to get a christmas tree on their sleds. I hadn't eatin in quite a while and they had a fire goin and had some hot dogs cookin, and invited me to sit and have some with them. He was always very generous and loved the outdoors. I remember meeting Alan many times in the mountains, you could always tell that he was right at home, outdoors. I know that he is on a great adventure now in Heaven and is with loved ones. "I think God must be a cowboy at heart, cause He made wide open spaces from the start, He made grass, trees and mountains, and a horse to be a friend, and trails to lead old cowboys home again."
You'll be missed Alan.
Levi Scott
Levi Scott
January 15, 2008
My sincere sympathy go's out to his family. I knew Alan from High School yrs,(I attended Cottonwood HS), I met him when he was working at the Scott Super Store on 9th E 5600 S, Murray, I also worked there for a short time. I always remember him riding his 250 green yamaha motor cycle to work. I remember meeting his family and his little sister who had down syndrome. The way he treated her & kidded around with her, you knew he loved her very much. I knew him for about a year and we lost contact. He went to Phoenix to some electronics school and I went to California for a while. Sometime later, I remember him sending me a wedding invitation that was in Midvale, but because Midvale had it's own street disegnation, I couldn't remember where the house was and then discovered I was two weeks late. I was hoping to tell him some day that I really enjoyed the pyrex dishes I was going to give to him and his new wife. Oh well. Alan was a nice person and a gentle soul. Take care Alan, where ever you are.
Laurie P. Gallegos
January 15, 2008
Sorry to hear about Alan's passing. My prayer's are with you at this time. May the lord be with you and comfort you.
Ruth Anderson (Jenkins)
January 15, 2008
We were shocked and saddened to learn of your loss. May you know that our love, prayers, and sympathy are with you and your family.
Mayo & Elsie Call
January 15, 2008
To all of the Jensen family - we send our love and support. Alan was a kind and caring person and will be missed.
My favorite memory of him was watching him play football with his boys when they were small.
Lorene (Walton) Hale
January 15, 2008
Jennilyn & CJ,
Our hearts go out to you and your family. Hang in there and be strong!
Love, Jamie and Steve Rentmeister
Steve & Jamie Rentmeister
January 15, 2008
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