Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife)

25 Aug 1916 - 31 Dec 1998


Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife)

25 Aug 1916 - 31 Dec 1998
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Alice Gayle Fife Jensen, of Salt Lake City, Utah (formerly of Idaho Falls) died at her home Thursday, December 31, 1998, of natural causes. Gayle, (as she was known) was born August 25, 1916, in Weston, Idaho, to Luther L. and Lenore John Fife. Gayle's mother died in 1918. Louise Gannon was her seco
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Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife)


Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States


September 21, 2013


September 20, 2013

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Contributor: BarbaraLeishman Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Alice Gayle Fife Jensen, of Salt Lake City, Utah (formerly of Idaho Falls) died at her home Thursday, December 31, 1998, of natural causes. Gayle, (as she was known) was born August 25, 1916, in Weston, Idaho, to Luther L. and Lenore John Fife. Gayle's mother died in 1918. Louise Gannon was her second mother. There were 13 children in the family from the two marriages. Gayle was raised in Weston, Idaho, where she attended school and graduated from Weston High School. She was active in debate, drama, sports (basketball and track), and student government.Gayle married George L. Jensen (former Bonneville County Assessor) from Dayton, Idaho, June 15, 1934, in the Logan LDS Temple. Gayle and George have enjoyed a happy marriage of 64 years. They lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho, from 1945 to 1969 when they moved to Salt Lake City. Gayle worked as an accountant for 30 years and retired from the Utah State Division of Aging and Health Care Services. She was active in the LDS church, where she served in numerous leadership positions. She had a great love for family history, genealogical research, and temple work. She and her husband served an 18 month mission in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was active in community affairs including President of the Advisory Council at the 10th East Senior Center, and as a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and six brothers. She is survived by her husband; five sons and two daughters: Gene (Marge), Chattanooga, Tennessee; Elaine (Kenneth) Kissner, Salt Lake City; Rodger (Carol), Idaho Falls, Idaho; Stephen, Provo; Cheryl (Norven) Storrs, San Diego, California; Michael (Becky), Page, Arizona; Jeffrey (Holly), Salt Lake City; one brother; two sisters; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 4, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Belvedere LDS Ward, 607 East Downington Avenue (1830 South), Salt Lake City. Family and friends may call Sunday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, and Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral at the ward. Interment will follow in Dayton, Idaho.

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Contributor: BarbaraLeishman Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Andrew Jackson Gannon and Louise Jensen Louise Jensen is the eighth child of John Henry Jensen and Ane Christine Jensen. Louise married Andrew Jackson Gannon 26 October 1915. My first memory of (Jack) Andrew Jackson Gannon was going to Preston Idaho with him and Aunt Louise in a buggy pulled by one horse. They loaded their furniture on a truck and hauled the furniture back to grandmother's home to live. I drove the horse and buggy back to the farm as they came back with the furniture and the truck. Uncle Jack was a clean looking man. He always looked well-dressed. When he went to church he would not talk or whisper, but paid very close attention to the speaker. Uncle Jack went to Wyoming to work for the sugar factory as a sugar boiler. While there he became ill and died. He was shipped back to Weston for burial. I remember that his casket was covered with a large blanket wreath that covered the entire casket. The wreath was donated by the men that worked with Jack in the sugar factory. Aunt Louise was very grieved because of the sadness and loss of her husband. It was a very trying time for Aunt Louise. Uncle Jack died leaving her with one son and before the birth of their second son. Louise lived with her grandmother after her husband died. Andrew Jackson Gannon and Louise Jensen Gannon had the following children: Henry Jensen Gannon born 26 December 1916 married Eunice Farr 19 March 1938 John Andrew Gannon born 14 February 1919 married Nancy May Lank Ford 4 May 1938, died 4 May 1938 married Elizabeth Turner 17 March 1961 Later Aunt Louise went to work for Luther Fife whose wife, Lenora had previously died leaving Luther with five children; Venna Veir Fife born 23 May 1908 died 17 June 1908 Lenora Maurine Fife born 30 may 1909 married Joseph Murland Dahle Luther Lavere Fife born 9 April 1911 married Esther Eliza Bowman Dean Everett Fife born 6 April 1913 married Carrie Elvena Campbell Leo John Fife born 31 January 1915 married Eliza Gertrude Lloyd Alice Gayle Fife born 25 August 1916 married George Leonard Jensen Luther and Louise were married in the Logan Temple on 16 March 1921. They had five children. Duane J Fife born 27 January 1922 died 30 may 1930 Lila Laray Fife born 22 January 1923 married Floyd Wayne hot Haroldsen Dennis O Dell Fife born 8 September 1925 married Merlyne Morgan Vivian Fife born 14 March 1928 married LeRoy Dean Bair Betty Louise Fife born 20 January 1934 married Ersel West Beus Luther was a hard-working man that was skilled in building and cement finishing. Luther contracted and built the Fairview Idaho church house and also many buildings in Cache Valley. When he later moved to Nyssa Oregon he engaged in canal and highway construction. He was a leader where ever he lived and was one of the first builders in the Nyssa Oregon area. Aunt Louise spent much of her time and a great amount of money in genealogy research for John Henry Jensen family. She accomplished a great deal of temple work. In 1965 when her health would not permit further work she turned over all of her work to the family representative of the Jensen family that was appointed at the Jensen reunion held a Lava Hot Springs Idaho. Luther and Louise were called on a mission to the southern states. While there they practically build alone a small church house as the members of the church were not very cooperative. Louise would mix the mortar and Luther laid the stone Louise Frederica Jensen Fife

Life timeline of Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife)

Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife) was born on 25 Aug 1916
Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife) was 4 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife) was 23 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife) was 24 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife) was 37 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife) was 48 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife) was 57 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife) was 66 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife) died on 31 Dec 1998 at the age of 82
Grave record for Alice Gayle Jensen (Fife) (25 Aug 1916 - 31 Dec 1998), BillionGraves Record 5221231 Dayton, Franklin, Idaho, United States