Margaret Ethel Young Jenson returned home on Sunday morning, November 13, 2022. Margaret was born on October 6, 1925 in Portland, Oregon to W.L. Dick Young and Lillie Leota (Le) Smith Young. The family moved to the Garden Park area when she was young. She graduated from East High School and received her Registered Nurse degree from the University of Utah. She loved her career. Mom worked at Bryner Clinic and LDS Hospital for many years.
She married Gordon W. Jenson on August 31, 1948 in the Salt Lake City Temple. They raised their family of 8 children in the Sugarhouse area. Mom served valiantly in numerous positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in both the Crystal Heights and Forest View Wards. She and Dad served a mission to the Dallas Temple.
Mom was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, her parents, her sisters and their spouses Lillie Anne and Blair Bradshaw and Mary Lou and Angus Cannon (Ace) Ensign. Gordon’s brother and sisters also preceded mom in death, Margret and Albert Bowen, Spencer and Joyce Jenson and Ramona and Boyd Russell.
She is survived by her children – David Jenson, Bruce and Glenna Jenson, Margaret (Peggy) and Paul Baker, Paul and Peggy (deceased) Jenson, James and Becca Jenson, MaryKay and Robert Johnson, Sara and Douglas Danielson, Peter and Angela Jenson. Her posterity includes 50 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
A viewing will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Forest View Ward, 1111 East Charlton Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah. Their will be a short viewing beginning at 9:45am. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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We send our love and prayers to the family. Wish we could have been there with you today.
Your Mother set a great example of enduring faithfully to the end. We were touched by the service your family gave her to the end. May you be comforted .
We love you grandma and will miss you so much. See you in heaven someday.
Love Christopher and Kaedan Jenson
So sorry for you loss. She was a wonderful woman. My sympathies to the family.
The best MIL ever! I have so many fond memories of her, so glad to be apart of her life and family. Best decision ever, love this family. I know she's looking at us and smiling so I want to say to her as she said to me when my mom passed, ATTA girl! Sure gonna miss you mama , love you so much til we meet again on the other side.
Love Rebecca your daughter in law
So sorry to hear that you have lost your dear mother, and grandmother. Margaret was a doer, and a good friend to my husband Douglas and I. I remember that for some years while she was a Relief Society co-ordinator for Visiting Teaching, she would bake sweet bread for every Visiting Teacher in our Ward, and deliver it to our door. She was in our Garden Park Ward study group, and went out of her way to have meaningful meetings at her home. I actually dreamed of she and her sister, Lillian two nights ago. So with all but three of that group of about thirty still living, they re probably still holding meetings, but in a more heavenly space. God bless you all.
Margo was my person. From the time she and Gordon spent in Texas to our visits with mom and lots of phone conversations. She was positive, pragmatic —-and we shared a love of her “dogs”. …. Ceramic tho they are. Happy for her that is with her peer group…no longer the last one left.