Information for Gerald L. Jensen

28 December, 1926 7 March, 1993

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

March, 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Gerald Jensen

    Gerald L. Jensen, 66, of Caldwell, died Sunday, March 7, 1993, in Singapore, of natural causes, while visiting his youngest daughter.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 1993, at the Caldwell, Idaho North Stake Center on Old Highway 30 north of the junction of Highway 30 and Highway 44.  Bishop James W. Radford will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Middleton Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Gerald was born December 28, 1926, at Woodville, Bingham County, Idaho, to James Leland and Blanche Jensen.  He was the first of seven children.
     He served as a machinist on the U.S.S. Davison, in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He married Mary Helen Fielding November 27, 1946, at Shelly, Idaho.  Gerald worked and farmed in eastern Idaho before homesteading on the Black Canyon Irrigation Project in, 1950.  He has farmed in the same location for the past 44 years.  In 1961 at the age of 35, he received the award for the Outstanding Young Fanner for Canyon County presented by the Jaycees, for his service to agriculture, community, church and family.
    He served as president for the Middleton PTA, chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission and was chairman of the Canyon County Board of Commissioners.  During his life he was an active member of the Caldwell Kiwanis Club and Caldwell Rotary Club.  He supported the Boy Scout movement and contributed to many charitable organizations.
    Gerald was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions of service.  He served as president of both the Caldwell and Caldwell North Stakes of the church.
    His wife, Helen died in 1973 and he married Teresa Yeaw Collins in 1974.  Together they served two Family History Missions for LDS Church, the first in South Africa and the second in England and Scotland.
    Gerald enjoyed work, and occasionally took time to hunt, fish, travel and visit with friends and relatives.
    Gerald is survived by his wife, Teresa of Caldwell; his mother Blanche Jensen of Blackfoot; three sisters, Maxine Evans of Salem, Oregon, Margene Hall of Blackfoot and Barbara Wahlen of Ririe; four sons and their wives, Norm and Bonnie Jensen of Boise, Nephi Lynn and Ruby Jensen of Green River, Wyoming, Ray and Charlotte Jensen of Boise and Greg and Donna Jensen of Midland, Texas; two daughters and their husbands, Pam and Ric Mullis of Southlake, Texas, and Rosemary and Tom Bell of Singapore; and 31 grandchildren.
    Gerald's family wishes to greet their friends at the Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell from 7 to 9 p.m. today and also Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. in the Relief Society Room at the Stake Center.
    Memorials may be made to the Family History Center, a favorite charity, or flowers may be sent.


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