This is the story of Richard "Lee" Jensen aka Dad/G-pa. He was an amazing and generous man who was loved and cherished by those who knew him. He passed away September 28, 2019 in St. George. He will be missed deeply.
Lee’s story begins on April 23, 1952 in Salina, Utah. He was born to Richard and Loretta Jensen and graduated Richfield High School in 1970. He was the third of seven children. Lee had a life long love of horse racing and he began this endeavor as a jockey. This gave him the opportunity to travel across the country, live in new places and meet new people. That experience gave him a lifetime of stories to tell. In 1970 Lee married Darlene Heaps but later was divorced in 1987 and moved back to his roots in Monroe, Utah. He lived there for 32 years. Lee had two children. He was an outspoken advocate for ADA and spent several years doing volunteer work.
Lee was a fighter and teaser right up until the very end. He had struggles that most can’t even comprehend yet was an inspiration to so many. Lee always loved with his whole heart unconditionally.
"It Isn’t All Roses"
Survived by his son, Jason Lee Jensen, Monroe; daughter Ranie Irene (Kenneth) Rash, St George; grandchildren, Ashly, Shelbi, Mercedie, Myka, Haylee, Ember, Parker, Zoey, and Kenny; and 12 great-grandchildren; siblings George Danny (Norma) Jensen, Austin; Pat (Larry) Rappleye, Salem; Ann (Jim) Kennedy, Florence, AZ; Inez (Keith) Toone, Tooele; Torri (Rex) Bagley, Sigurd; and Mark (Diana) Jensen, Richfield.
Preceded in death by: parents, Charles Richard Jensen and Loretta Joyce Lamprecht Jensen.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel in Richfield. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary Friday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. On line guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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