Merrill Ronald Jensen

1949 ~ 2021


June 11, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
89 East 11000 South
  • Directions to Viewing
  • Service:

    June 11, 2021
    12:00 PM
    89 East 11000 South
  • Directions to Service
  • Merrill Ronald Jensen returned to his Heavenly Father on May 28, 2021. He was born in Salina, UT on February 11, 1949 to Ronald F Jensen and Melba L Bagley. He was the second of five children. After graduating from Richfield High School, Merrill served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Irish Mission. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University and a Master's Degree from the University of Utah. While attending school, Merrill was married and sealed to Linda Carolyn Hughes on July 30, 1975 in the Manti Temple. Merrill worked as a CPA and an accounting system programmer. Merrill loved gospel doctrine, horseback riding, classic cars and genealogy.

    Merrill is preceded in death by his wife Linda, his parents Ronald and Melba, his sister Vonnie Burton and brother-in-law Carlyle Burton. He is survived by his children Brydie (Jeff) Platt, Jeffrey (Angela) Jensen, Robin Jensen, Rusty (Laura) Jensen and Danny (Allison) Jensen, as well as his twenty-two grandchildren and siblings Randy (Valerie) Jensen, Voneene (Michael) Jorgensen, and Janet Thorpe.

    A special thank you to his family, friends, neighbors and caregivers for their love and support.

    Services will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 89 East 11000 South, Sandy, UT. The viewing will be at 10:00 AM and the funeral will begin at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens at 1950 East Dimple Dell (10600 South), Sandy, UT. To virtually attend funeral services through zoom please visit

    If you would like to send a donation in lieu of flowers, please consider


    We are sad to learn of Merrill's passing. We have very fond memories of our time together in the Crescent 16th Ward. Merrill was secretary when I was the Elders Quorum President in the early 1980's. He was very dedicated and reliable in his calling. His faith and testimony were solid. We maintained a connection on Facebook where we both fiercely took jabs at the Democrats and the left wingers. As the Bishop it was fun to see all of the children grow up. One of our deepest heartaches was the passing of Linda. We have been gone from the 16th ward for 26 years now but send our deepest love to all the Jensen children and grandchildren. It would be very nice to connect with some of you. Our love and best wishes.

    - David and Shelly Swenson
    Merrill and Stephen were classmates their school lives through high school. However, it was not until recently that we had a chance to get to know him better and recognize what a truly special person he was. So glad that chance came along! His positive attitude and willingness to accept life's challenges were an example for us all. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to family and friends. Can't wait until we see you again!!!

    - Stephen and Patsy Daniels
    Dear Randall, Voneene and Janet, I’m so sorry for your loss of another sibling. I’m thankful for the memories we have of growing up in Richfield. Merrill was always the quiet reserved and handsome guy but he also had a once in a while quirky humor too! He was always kind to everyone no matter their circumstances. Prayers for peace and comfort go out to all of you. Love, Micala

    - Micala Colby Jensen
    I just learned of Merrill’s passing. We were companions in the Irish Mission. I have recently been reconnecting with some from that mission when I came across his obituary. My condolences to his family. Garth Flamm

    - Garth Flamm
    We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad and grandfather. He was very kind and thoughtful. Prayers for you all!

    - Sharon Conrad