Ned Adams Jensen

22 Apr 1918 - 21 Jan 2004

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Ned Adams Jensen

22 Apr 1918 - 21 Jan 2004
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Grave site information of Ned Adams Jensen (22 Apr 1918 - 21 Jan 2004) at Monticello City Cemetery in Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Ned Adams Jensen


Monticello City Cemetery

Monticello Cemetery Rd
Monticello, San Juan, Utah
United States


July 11, 2014


July 10, 2014

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Ben Franklin & a Piece of Pie

Contributor: kevsha Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

When I was 11 years old, my Dad and sister Jody, and I, went on a two-week summer road trip to the Eastern United States (from Monticello, Utah) with my Grandpa Ned (paternal Grandfather). It was a wonderful adventure -- just the four of us. We visited many large cities (i.e. Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington D.D.) as well as a number of Church History sights (i.e. Nauvoo, Carthage Jail, Kirtland, Palmyra, and the Sacred Grove) along the way. My Dad got us all "sippers" (32 ounce plastic containers with a straw attached) and would let us fill it up with soda whenever we would stop at a convenient store. Jody and I sat in the back seat of Grandma and Grandpa Jensen's Chevrolet Celebrity car. We had a cooler in our trunk and would keep it stocked with lunch meats, etc. for lunch. Jody and I would sometimes tussle (for fun) in the back seat. I would charge over to her side after yelling "Ready Men!" as if I was summoning my soldiers to charge, upon which she would reply, "Ready Women!" before charging my army over to her side. That made me laugh pretty hard and we would laugh and laugh as we clashed our "armies" over and over again. Grandpa was retired and fairly old (73) when we joined us on this trip. As such, he lacked the energy to join us for dinner after checking into the motel; he preferred to just bed down and watch t.v. As such, Jody and Dad and I would usually go to dinner by ourselves. The first night of our trip, we stayed in Ogallala, Nebraska, not far from the largest Dairy Farm I have ever seen (before or since); man did it stink! That night, we brought Grandpa home a "surprise" from dinner. I don't remember what it was, but it was probably a dessert of some kind. Well, we found out the next night how much he enjoyed/appreciated our "surprise" because after checking into the motel in Iowa (a Super 8 in, I forget which town), Jody and I went back to the hotel to get something we had forgotten, upon which Grandpa pulled out his wallet, handed us a Ben Franklin ($100 bill, which was a LOT of money to a kid and a teenager in 1991) and said to us, "Will you get me a surprise? Maybe bring me back a piece of pie?" We thought that was one of the funniest things we had ever heard! Asking for a piece of pie and giving us a $100 bill to buy it with. I think we were both tempted to ask if we could "keep the change," but we didn't have the heart to do that to Grandpa, so we just got him his piece of pie and returned the balance of the money to him afterward. He was very grateful for his "surprise." As I recall this memory nearly 30 years later, I see now that the memory itself is worth far more than all that change would have been. This was one of many experiences us grandkids had that gave us insight into our Grandpa Ned's thoroughly authentic and one-of-a-kind sense of humor. We cherish that humor, and the memories even more so.

Life timeline of Ned Adams Jensen

Ned Adams Jensen was born on 22 Apr 1918
Ned Adams Jensen was 11 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.
Ned Adams Jensen was 21 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.
Ned Adams Jensen was 23 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.
Ned Adams Jensen was 35 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.
Ned Adams Jensen was 46 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.
Ned Adams Jensen was 54 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.
Ned Adams Jensen was 62 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.
Ned Adams Jensen was 72 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Ned Adams Jensen died on 21 Jan 2004 at the age of 85
Grave record for Ned Adams Jensen (22 Apr 1918 - 21 Jan 2004), BillionGraves Record 9295213 Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States