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Jerry Ronald Jensen

07/15/1935 - 05/02/2019

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Much beloved Son, Brother, Husband, Father, and Friend Jerry Ronald “Ron” Jensen passed peacefully on May 2, 2019 surrounded by family. Born July 15, 1935 to Jarred Kenneth and Elsie M. Nelson Jensen in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ron was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and so enjoyed his church community. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and took pride in his veteran status. Later, he worked at United Airlines; a loyal member of their staff for 36 years, ensuring safety to all passengers.

If you met Ron, he wasn’t a stranger to you for long; he had an uncanny ability to befriend all people, in all situations. He was an avid Utah Jazz fan. But, most of all, Ron will be remembered for his love of life, family, and home; one of his greatest joys was inviting all the family over for a BBQ on a sunny day. We will cherish those moments always.

Survived by wife, Shirley Hess Jensen; son, Ronald J (Regina M.) Jensen; stepsons, Steven Craig (Annette) Larsen, David Lynn (Rosalind) Larsen, Jeffrey Mark Larsen; sisters, Kay Elda (George) Palmer and Vicki Lynn (Thomas R.) Johnson; mother to his children, Barbara Bailey Wood; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and many more.

Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Shelly Kay Jensen (Jack) Lambert; and stepson, Kevin Bruce (Dehlia) Trump.

Funeral services held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Olympus Hills Ward Chapel, 4176 S. Adonis Dr. (3950 E.), SLC, UT. Visitations held Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 E. 1300 S., SLC, UT, and Saturday at the ward prior to services beginning at 10:00 a.m.


In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society

in honor of his daughter, Shelly Kay Jensen.

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  • What a loss, another great person gone too soon. Ron was always so very helpful no matter the situation was weather or not it could be work related or something personal he was right there willing and able to lend a hand. You are going to be sorely missed.

    — Mike Brown

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