Ivan O Jensen 1915 ~ 2007 The winter of 1915 in Brigham City brought unusual amounts of snow, an influenza outbreak and in the wee morning hours of January 29, Ivan O Jensen. Ivan was born to Orville and Cleopha Jensen. He is the brother of Matilda CamilleLarsen and Carolyn M. Champion. Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle, Brother and Friend. The greatest of "The Great" generation. He had a never ending love for his family and a strong testimony of his Savior. Ivan graduated from Box Elder High School and attended Utah State and Weber College. He faithfully served in the LDS Eastern Canadian Mission, where he met a sister missionary who later became his eternal companion. Ivan and Marguerite Christensen were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in 1941, a wise decision for the past 66 years and in the eternities to come. They have six children: Karen (Rex) Alldredge, Roberta (Paul) Barstad, Kathleen (LaVere) Terry, Ivan Orville Jensen, Mary Ann (Dennis) Golightly, and James (Mardi) Jensen. They have 22 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Ivan held many church positions. He enjoyed collecting books and clocks as well as hunting, fishing, and writing poetry. He was frugal, and could fix just about anything. He always had a nickname for everyone, and drew mice (his trademark). His love for building and investing is evident in the many custom homes he built in the Bountiful area with his own stamp of quality. He was a determined and hard worker. Ivan's family wishes to thank our friends, neighbors, Rocky Mountain Hospice and all who have offered their love, support and prayers. Ivan will be remembered and missed by all those who love him. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thurs. Sept. 13, 2007 at the Bountiful 14th Ward Chapel, 102 East 1400 South. Friends and family may call Wed. evening from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Thursday morning 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com
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Published by Deseret News from Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2007.