Milton Eldean Jensen

19 May 1930 - 3 Jan 1996

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Milton Eldean Jensen

19 May 1930 - 3 Jan 1996
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Grave site information of Milton Eldean Jensen (19 May 1930 - 3 Jan 1996) at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Milton Eldean Jensen


Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park

17111 South Camp Williams Road
Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah
United States

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US Army Korea


September 11, 2011


September 10, 2011

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Contributor: RWhisnant Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

THE GREAT DEPRESSION BEGINS AND WINFRED AND ALDON MARRY—(1929) Of course this was also the beginning of the Great Depression. Dad was one of the few that never had to worry about having a job and it was a great reassurance to Mom and the kids who were still living at home. Unfortunately for my older siblings and me, it was a tough time to be starting a family or simply to be striking out on our own. We had the example that dad had set for us in his early life, We were all confident that we’d get by somehow; and we did. Mom and Dad were in for some major excitement during my twentieth year; my two older brothers both got married within two months of each other. Winfred was first. He married Portia Heloris Hanson, a local girl, on 24 Apr.1929. Aldon married Blanche Trimble, a classmate of mine, on 19 May 1929 1930 Brought a new Grandchild Shortly after their marriage, Aldon and Blanche moved to Salt Lake. In August of 1929, Blanche found out that she was pregnant. Living in a big city was an overwhelming experience for both Blanche and Aldon, which caused problems between them. The marriage failed, and they both shortly returned to Fillmore. They were divorced on 8 May. Blanche had Milton Eldean on 19 May 1930. Blanche moved back into her parent’s home, which was located about a block from where Portia and Winfred were living. Milton did get to know his father and family because Fillmore is a small place (2000 people) and they all attended the same church, schools, and social events, although he missed out on a lot of the Jensen gatherings and playing with his cousins.

End of the War to 1950

Contributor: RWhisnant Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

MARRIAGE OF LULA TO ED JARMUS 1945 With the end of the War, Ed returned home and was discharged from the Army. Lula and Ed were married 25 Dec 1945 and shortly thereafter they moved to Buffalo, New York. Lula always wanted to have Georgeanna join her in Buffalo, but now Georgeanna was ten and the bond between her and Mom (Sadie) and Dad (James) was too great to be severed. Lula bowed to the inevitable. Lula always made sure to provide all the financial support that Georgeanna required. Milton, Aldon and Blanche’s son, continued to develop into an outstanding young man. He became a delight to both of his Grandparents. Grandma and Grandpa were invited to his Eagle Court of Honor. He was the first in the family to receive that rank in scouting. LAVOY GRADUATES HIGH SCHOOL AND JOINS THE MILITARY Dad and Mom had the opportunity to see their first grandson, LaVoy, graduate from high school. He joined the army following the graduation and they were proud of his desire to serve his country. DEATH OF ALICE ALENE WARNER, BIRTH OF SEVENTEENTH GRANDCHILD, LARRY F JENSEN, LOY JEAN BARTHOLOMEW GRADUATES HIGH SCHOOL AND MARRIES LESTER DOBINSON (1946) The year started with chilling news. Alice Eilene Warner Cohen was found dead at her home in Pennsylvania on January 3 1946. Eliene had just moved to Pennsylvania to live with Bernard Cohen on his return from the war. Jean recalls sitting with Ireta when she received the telegram. It was a devastating blow. Ireta had already stood at the graveside of two other children and a husband and now she was called upon to bid farwell to another, loved one. Loy, Sadie and James were a great comfort to Ireta during this time having experienced the pain and grief that she was suffering. They went with her to Delta to meet the train. Bernard and his father brought her body home to Fillmore for burial. The pace of life carries us through these difficult times. ClaRee and Frank were elated to learn some months before this tragedy that they would be having another child. Larry F was born 28 March 1946 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake. We were gratified to see the joy in Mom and Dad’s eyes when they first got to see their latest grandchild in light of the recent tragedy. Jean was finishing her senior year with all the excitement that brings and she was dating Lester Dobson and was getting very serious. Ireta and Loy attended the graduation ceremonies for Jean in May and immediately plunged into getting ready for her upcoming wedding. Loy Jean Married Lester Dobson in Fillmore on 7 August 1946. It was exciting for the whole family. BIRTH OF THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH GRANDCHILDREN, LINDA JENSEN, AND THEN DANA CLIFFORD JENSEN (1947) home to Fillmore after completion of the construction project in Provo. They were elated when they found out that Portia was pregnant again. Linda was born on 31 May 1947. The family kept maturing and James and Sadie were in the midst of all that was happening. Milton, Nolan, and James Ray were maturing into vigorous young men of 15 and 16 years old. Mom and Dad were proud of the boy’s achievements and enjoyed watching them mature. The family now was spread out from California to Salt Lake but the kids returned often to visit. Anna was following Mac as he pursued a career in the military and had a difficult time getting home on a regular basis, but they were able to see a lot of the country as they moved around. Clifford and Florence were pleased with the news that their union was about to bear fruit. They had Dana Clifford on 19 June 1947 in Long Beach California. MARIE AND LLOYD PAYNE –REX JENSEN AND JANICE SUE JENSEN Dad and Mom were happy for Marie and her blended family. They were grateful that Rex and Janice Sue were being blessed with a stable and nurturing environment. Marie was extraordinary in her ability to sense what is truly important in life and work towards it. Where others would have been bitter and angry over what had happened she saw through Christ like eyes and raised all of her children with love free from rancor. LAVOY MARRIES MARTHA DON STEDSON Early in the year LaVoy returned from serving in the army. He had met a beautiful young woman from Denver and they chose to be married on 3 July 1947. They decided to return to Fillmore to live. Mom and Dad continue with their long time tradition of beautifying their surroundings and continued to work on making their Fillmore home a place of beauty. BIRTH OF TWENTIETH GRANDCHILD, JAMES RICHARD MCWHORTER AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN LESLIE JEAN DOBSON AND MARK JENSEN (1948) Frank McWhorter (Mac) was an army career man. After the war he continued in the army and was moved from base to base about every three years, and steadily increased in rank. While he was serving at the Presidio in San Francisco, Anna had a handsome baby boy on 28 January 1948 named James Richard (nick-named Ricky.) On 29 January 1948, Jean and Lester presented Loy and Ireta with a grandchild, Leslie Jean Dobson. She was born in Cedar City and was a beautiful baby girl, It was thrill to have a baby so close to home. In May Dad and Mom attended the high school graduation of Eldean Milton Jensen. They were proud of Milton and his achievements. He told them that of his plans of going on a mission when he turned nineteen. Milton worked hard all summer to save as much money as he could and started classes at the University of Utah in the fall. He took his general education requirements and worked part time to help with expenses. Late in the summer, LaVoy and Martha presented to the family the first great grandson, Mark Jensen. Jesse and Wiley were very proud of their new grandson. MILTON, FIRST IN FAMILY TO BE CALLED ON A MISSION, BIRTH OF DENNIS LESTER DOBSON AND THE DEATH OF DANA CLIFFORD JENSEN (1949) This year was to be filled with highs and lows for Mom and Dad. In early summer Milton came to visit and told Mom and Dad that he had just been called to serve a mission in Germany. They were so proud of him and offered to send what they could to help him on his mission. He was the first in the family to be called to serve on a mission James and Sadie were happy to hear that Jean and Lester were going to have another baby. It was wonderful for Loy and Ireta to have grandchildren where they could see and play with them often. Dennis Lester Dodson was born on 29 August 1949 in Fillmore. Mom and Dad were faced with sharing the agony of loosing a grandchild once again. Dana two years old when he followed his dad, Clifford, out of the yard. Clifford did not know that he had followed him. Dana stumbled while crossing a ditch, and drowned 14 Sep 1949, in Lebanon, Oregon. Mom and Dad had been blessed with twenty grandchildren at this point, but they had the bitter with the sweet. They had now had to stand at the graveside of four of them. They were not strangers to this pain. The balm to the loss of a loved one is to enjoy the rest of family who were still here on earth. Winfred and Portia were living close by and the grandkids were in and out of the house all of the time, and of course, having Georgeanna living with them further salved their pain.


Contributor: RWhisnant Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Mom and Dad were always thrilled when they received a letter from Elder Jensen. There is indication that more letters were written than we have found but we are blessed to have these. Dear Folks How is everyone back that way these days? I presume that you are again above the weather after having eaten too much Christmas. Yes I suppose that glorious and a wanting desire was greatly felt by everyone for the loved ones at Christmas time. Yes these are times that I don't look to see stop before a good many innocent lives have been lost and much grief and sorrow is felt by everyone. Beyond a question of a doubt the people or I should say that history is repeating itself and I think it will continue to continue until the people over the whole earth humble themselves and thank the Lord for all the many wonderful things which he has bestowed on them and their loved ones. For a history book of what is and shall continue to take place you can read the Book of Mormon. Yes it is just repeating itself and has done so down through the ages. You probably have already heard or guessed just what kind of weather we had for Christmas because the weather is almost the same. Fog and storm of one type or another. Yesterday we went to Frankfort and had supper there and saw the show of the Red Shoes. Boy was the chicken ever good. The first I've had since I left home. A person doesn't realize just realize just what is good for until he gets away in a new land where all his likes and dislikes are thrown together and he has to make the best of what he finds. At least it will either make you or break you and I think that you ;have to be the judge of which it shall be. Boy it really felt quite funny to sit in the show last night and ;hear it is English. I could understand it without having to strain at times. I kept waiting for Berman to start coming out of it but it wouldn't do that. WEll is is bedtime so we'll close and sending best to you all. Be good and may the Lord bless you in ;your endeavors. Love Milton Kaiserstarda 101 Friedberg/Hessen Germany(bei anders)

Milton Jensen visits Family in Demark

Contributor: RWhisnant Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

EXCERPTS FROM A LETTER WRITTEN FORM MARTINE TO JENS RESPONDING TO THE REQUEST FROM JENS TO HAVE MILTON VISIT THEM WHILE HE IS SERVING IN THE ARMY IN GERMANY 7 JULY 1950. .... I am sending you the English-Danish book which you wanted so much, it is on its way it is from Edit and me. I do not know how I can get you and Robert, Karen's brother, to write to each other. Robert would like to write to you, but he does not think that he should write first, he is very sad over Karen's death so I would really like you to write to each other. . .... I am looking forward to have your grandson visit me. Here it looks like we will have war again. Does you daughter's husband have to go to Korea, how long will your grandson be in Germany . .... . EXCERPTS FROM A LETTER WRITTEN BY MARTINE TO JENS TELLING ABOUT SHORTAGES THAT STILL PERSIST IN DEMARK FOUR YEARS AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR 24 AUG 1950. Picture 10-10 Back-Robert Mathiasen son of Laurine, Edit Husband; Front Row- Martina, Edit, Kamma, Otto son of Robert holding Edit's other grandson Thomas Flemming, son of Robert circa . . . . I don't think I have told you what I bought for the$ 5.00 you sent me. There are here in Copenhagen 3 American stores where American tourists can use their dollars; they want to know where you got the dollars so I had to show them your letter. I bought coffee, tea, rice, prunes and raisins and ground pepper. Those are things we have not had in Denmark in 10 years so I was very happy for the $5 from you for Christmas that I could use in the American stores and get the things we can only buy for dollars. I hope you are fine. I am fine except that my legs are not good; I have to use a cane . .... .

Milton's second year in Germany

Contributor: RWhisnant Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

LETTER FROM ELDER MILTON ELDEAN JENSEN AFTER HIS SECOND CHRISTMAS IN GERMANY JAN 1951 Dear Folks Yes once again this time of the year has rolled around and I must say that I really do not know where the time has slipped by; However I really have no kick at what I have been doing during the last year, not all has been perfect (as no person living to day here on earth is perfect) but then it is something which I shall be able to use as a brace. Yes a brace to raise my ideas up to as high a standard as is humanly possible to do. You know I am a full believer of the saying "life is what you make it." Yes, I can make myself I can work for years and build up my character and my group of friends but I start to go down the ladder backwards and a lifetime of work is torn up in the twinkling of an eye. It is really to bad that the people over the world cannot come together and end this non-sense, which is going on in the world today, as it is really awful. If people back home could really see and hear some of the things of what went on over here and are at present going on; it would put many of the people into a tear parade. You mentioned the fact of the people over here being (living) in democracy but I must say to that is a very big bold-faced lie This government is.not ran by the people but by the Catholic Church. Boy what a kick in the teeth this is. If they think Russia is bad they should commpare this goverment with it.. When the Catholics are in office the Catholics obtain all jobs and if you do not become one you lose your job. Is that democracy? It might be many but I have other hopes and ideal of democracy. Very sorry to hear that Grandmother Jensen is sick and I hope that she will be well and able to enjoy a very merry Christmas and New Year. Delaine I suppose is quite a grown young lady by now but I think that she is a little young to be getting married I think that she should wait and shop around as the saying goes around and see that there is more to life than just having to sit home and have a family. Oh well I think she is old enough to know what she wants in life. By the way if you will get me her address quick I shall send her my best. Yes I can see where everyone today is growing up and getting married. People who were just yesterday were in grade school. Many others are in the Army and still others are on missions, yes, each have their place and part in life and I guess that they are just fulfilling this whichever their calling happens to be. From the sounds of the news it appears as though many of these people shall be fulfilling two jobs not because they actually want to but because they have to preserve the peace of a nation for the future of those who shall come later. Perhaps they shall see action, perhaps some shall be killed and for what perhaps just on account of one person who has such a lust for power and money. It is really to bad that more of these people will not take the advantage availed to them instead of having so much greediness settle in and stay in their minds until he has brought so much despair for so many people through out the world. The more I study my religion the more grateful I am that I was reared a member of such a wonderful organization. It is something, which contains a clause for everything of which a person needs to fill a wonderful life. It in it's self if lived is one of the greatest things which was ever instituted in the world in any day. I think what shall the Lord say to all these people who are living and breaking all of His commandments. Yes some day we are all going to have to stand before the judgment seat and answer for what we have accomplished on earth. I started off this letter with full intentions of sending you my most grateful thanks for the money and the card of which you sent me. Please do not forget the old saying of "it is not the gift which counts but the spirit with which it is given". To me the pure knowledge that I know I have your prayers and love with me always is more of a gift than all the riches which the world is in possession of. Oh what a wonderful thing the word "love" brings out. What would the world be like today if they would adhere to this word? Yes, it is as I say and continue to say all great things had to have a start somewhere and then they do not just become dead over night. Nothing is ever done without a great deal of work on some ones part. Men are not born great, good or bad they are born and from there on it is their job to make their life something memorable of their opportunities. Well if appears as if I got another good start of on a thing which perhaps does not interest you so I shall just say, Yes it will be different to be here in Germany for Christmas but I know (Through experience) that these people shall do their best to give me a memorable time while I am here. This Christmas is very much different from that I have before seen at home and also more than I have read and heard about. I suppose that you shall spend a regular Christmas this year with a few members of your family there to make the occasion one to remember. Yes a small get together between the members of a family are invaluable and treasured long if only by memory. I shall once again wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and many more to come. May the Lord always be with you I shall be there in Spirit and if you believe so you shall find it time. Love Milton

Life timeline of Milton Eldean Jensen

Milton Eldean Jensen was born on 19 May 1930
Milton Eldean Jensen was 10 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.
Milton Eldean Jensen was 25 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.
Milton Eldean Jensen was 34 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Milton Eldean Jensen was 42 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Milton Eldean Jensen was 53 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.
Milton Eldean Jensen died on 3 Jan 1996 at the age of 65
Grave record for Milton Eldean Jensen (19 May 1930 - 3 Jan 1996), BillionGraves Record 217894 Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States