Our beloved father Delbert G. Jensen, was reunited with his sweetheart on July 26, 2014. He passed away peacefully from incidences due to old age and an active, honorable life. He was born on September 14, 1917 in Lyman, Wyoming. At the time of his passing, he was 96.
Delbert is the son of James Peter Jensen and Ida Mabel Miller Jensen.
He is survived by one sister Erna Ravenberg.
He was married to Dorothy Hazel Vander Does on September 11, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. He and the love of his life raised and taught seven children. Marvin Elbert (Cheryl), Melvin Delbert (Donava), Robert James (Sherol), Carl Leland (Geri), Lynn Earl (Sharlene), Joyce Burnett (Brent) and Bruce Niel (Marianne). All are surviving. There are 59 grandchildren (two are deceased), 108 great grandchildren and 27 great, great grandchildren.
He was an active member of the Roy Fifth LDS Ward for 50 years, where he held many callings. He and his sweetheart successfully served an LDS Mission. After his return from Florida he served as a Temple worker in the Ogden Temple for eight years.
Dad was an entrepreneur, a mechanic, a craftsman, an artist, a missionary, a railroader a rock hound and so much more. He taught us a strong work ethic and he lead by example. His zest for life, his faith, his strength and his determination never wavered as he endured to the end of his mortal life. He never asked anything of any of us that he would have been unwilling to do himself.
He taught us about service, about love, honor, and respect. Dad, we love you and we give thanks to you for the way that you raised us and for the life that you lived. You worked for us, you sacrificed for us, you taught us and you loved us. We have each grown into adulthood and you have always been there for us. We will miss having you close by, but the example of a life well lived will give each of us strength and encouragement in those times when we need it the most.
We have each became the people that we are today because you have always been an example to us. We will never forget you and we look forward to that special day when we can be reunited with both you and mom. We know that you will continue to watch over us. You will always be in our hearts and in our thoughts. We love you and we miss you already. We will each cherish your memory and by the lives that we live, we will bring honor to the family name that so proudly you gave us as we strive to follow your example.
The viewing will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm at the Roy Fifth Ward Chapel. 5301 S. 2100 W. Roy, UT. The funeral will be held Friday, August 1 at the Roy Fifth Ward Chapel at 11:00 am with a viewing that morning at 10:00 am.
Interment, Roy City Cemetery.
Our family would like to give special thanks to Community Nursing Service for their kind and compassionate care for our dad during his final weeks.