George L. Jensen

11 Jun 1912 - 1 Jul 2009


George L. Jensen

11 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


Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States


September 21, 2013


September 20, 2013

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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 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 - See more at:

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George L. Jensen was born on 11 Jun 1912
George L. Jensen was 17 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
George L. Jensen was 27 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.
George L. Jensen was 29 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
George L. Jensen was 45 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
George L. Jensen was 57 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
George L. Jensen was 65 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
George L. Jensen was 68 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
George L. Jensen was 79 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
George L. Jensen died on 1 Jul 2009 at the age of 97
Grave record for George L. Jensen (11 Jun 1912 - 1 Jul 2009), BillionGraves Record 5221230 Dayton, Franklin, Idaho, United States