George L Jensen

10 Jun 1912 - 1 Jul 2009

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George L Jensen

10 Jun 1912 - 1 Jul 2009
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George L. Jensen of Salt Lake City, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, died July 1, 2009, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 97. He was born June 11, 1912, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Jorgen G. Jensen and Agnes J. Jensen. The second of three children, he grew up in Franklin Co
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George L Jensen

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Married: 15 Jun 1934
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Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States
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Lona Graham

April 29, 2015
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April 29, 2015

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Contributor: Lona Graham Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

George L. Jensen of Salt Lake City, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, died July 1, 2009, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 97. He was born June 11, 1912, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Jorgen G. Jensen and Agnes J. Jensen. The second of three children, he grew up in Franklin County, Idaho, and graduated from Preston High School during the early days of the Depression. George married Alice Gayle Fife on June 15, 1934, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. They had seven children. He worked for the Works Progress Administration in 1935, as office manager for Fife & Co. Contractors for four years, and as clerk for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for three years. He moved to Idaho Falls in 1946, where he worked for Bonneville County as deputy auditor for two years. He was elected Bonneville County assessor and held that office for 18 years. He then served as a justice court judge for two years. His radio program, "Comments of the Day," aired for 11 years on KID radio during his time in Idaho Falls. In 1969, George and Gayle and their two youngest children moved to Salt Lake City, where he worked for the Utah state highway department until retirement. He was a lifelong active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in numerous leadership positions, including seven years as bishop of the Idaho Falls 13th Ward. Following his retirement, he and his wife served a mission for the LDS church in South Africa. He enjoyed many hobbies, including fishing, hunting, outdoor photography, wood-working and oil painting. He loved to dance and had a lifetime love of playing the harmonica and singing. He spent many hours teaching his grandchildren to sing his favorite songs with him. He belonged to several groups that entertained senior centers in the Salt Lake area. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Margaret Jensen of Chattanooga, Tenn.; children, Elaine (Kenneth, deceased) Kissner of Salt Lake City, Utah, Rodger (Carol) Jensen of Idaho Falls, Steve Jensen of Provo, Utah, Cheryl (Norven, deceased) Storrs of El Cajon, Calif., Mike (Becky) Jensen of Page, Ariz., and Jeff (Rosan) Jensen of Salt Lake City; 23 grandchildren; and 57 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clarence; sister, Fern; wife, Alice Gayle Jensen; and son, Gene D. Jensen. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. July 7 at the Belvedere LDS Chapel, 607 E. Downington Ave. in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Online condolences may be left at www.larkincares.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postregister/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=129323606#sthash.lORbtJsV.dpuf

Life timeline of George L Jensen

1912
George L Jensen was born on 10 Jun 1912
George L Jensen was 17 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
George L Jensen was 27 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
George L Jensen was 30 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
George L Jensen was 43 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
George L Jensen was 53 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
George L Jensen was 66 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
George L Jensen was 77 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
George L Jensen was 82 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
George L Jensen died on 1 Jul 2009 at the age of 97
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