Brandon's uncle Gary passed away on Tuesday evening. He was Alan's closest sibling and he lived next door to Alan, Andy, and Brandon for many years. Please keep his family in your prayers that they might have comfort at this time of grief. Gary suffered from Crones disease for twenty years and was recently diagnosed with leukemia and I think his body was just too worn to handle chemo. He was the cutest Grandpa, always taking those boys fishing. We will miss you, Gary.
Our patient, humble dad, Gary Lee Jensen, 59, passed away April 28th, 2009 after a brave battle following a bone marrow transplant. He was born September 22, 1949 to Charles Auer and Doris Irene Jensen. He grew up in Delta and Provo and attended BYU and the University of Utah. He served an LDS mission in the Cumorah, New York Mission and loved to share his missionary experiences. He married his sweetheart, Jacquelyn Morris in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, August 11, 1971. They were best friends and shared 37 wonderful years together. They have three daughters that he taught to bait their own hooks, change a tire and pitch a tent with the best of them! He also made sure they knew the make and model of every car on the road. There is nothing he wouldn’t do for his girls.
Gary understood the value of hard work from starting his own egg business and raising chickens as a young boy to being a respected dental lab technician/owner for over 38 years. Some of his best friends were the doctors and associates at Highland Dental Center. He worked tirelessly to give his family the best of everything. His favorite memories were spent on the beaches of Kauai, (sitting in the shade), camping in his trailer at Washington Lake and fishing with his grandkids on the pontoon boat at Fish Lake. Gary found true joy with his family. He served in many church callings, but none he valued more than being a faithful home teacher.
He is survived by his wife, Jacque; daughters Marne’, Aimee (Jerry) Shuldberg, and Whitney (Russ) Boyer. He adored his grandchildren Canyon, Coleman, Easton, Noah and his little sunshine, Hope. They were his greatest accomplishment. Also survived by siblings: Verl (Margene) Jensen, R’Lene Hoggan, and Alan (Linda) Jensen. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 2, 2009, 12:00 noon at the Brighton 2nd Ward, 2525 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.) where friends may call prior to service from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. Interment Mountain View Memorial Estates. Online condolences may be left at www.cannonmortuary.com.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to the amazing doctors and nurses at LDS Hospital East 8 and ICU. You are our heroes. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the LDS Missionary Fund, 50 E. North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.