Funeral services for Roxy C. Jensen, 93, of Boise and formerly
of Melba, who died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1988, at a Boise care
center, will be conducted al. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at
the Melba Friends Church. Interment
will follow in the Melba
Services are under the
direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel,
was born Aug. 27, 1894, in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, to
Andrew and Hannah Marie Olsen Nilson, who immigrated from Sweden to
She spent her early years in Mt. Pleasant
where she attended the
Her father died in
The family lived for a time in Oberlin, Ohio,
where she studied music at the Oberlin Conservatory while in
high school. They
later moved to Long Beach, Calif.
College in Oakland
and in 1914 graduated from the Montessori Program in Early
Los Angeles Teachers College.
married Rex S. Jensen on Nov. 25, 1915, in
Long Beach and they returned to Utah.
In 1919 Rex, Roxy and
two daughters moved to Melba, where she experienced the
challenges and hardships of pioneer life.
They owned and
operated the Eldorado Land
and Livestock Co. for many years and also were involved in
starting the Dry Lake Farms development south of
Roxy's love of music persisted until her death.
Her interests were
quality education for children, always encouraging music
development, travel and gardening, especially growing roses.
She loved the
mountains and the sea. Roxy
welcomed many cherished friends and relatives into her home.
Rex died on Feb. 10,
1987, and she had resided in
was a member of the Presbyterian Church and had been a member
of the Melba Rebekah Lodge.
is survived by three daughters, Marion L. James, Melba, Roxy
E. (Mrs. George) McDonough, Seattle, Wash.,
Crystal J. (Mrs. E.T.) Evans,
Boise; seven grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband
she was preceded in death by a son, Rex L. Jensen, a daughter,
Bonnie M. Jensen, two brothers, Ronald and Andrew, and two
sisters, Addie and Rhoda.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Melba
Quick Response Unit, the Melba Friends
Church, a favorite charity
or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel Thursday
from 1 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 to 11 a.m.