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Lee R Jensen

December 1, 1928 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 92)


Lee R Jensen
Elsinore, Utah

Our loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, Lee R Jensen, 92, passed away in the early morning hours of May 13, 2021, at Monroe Canyon Assisted Living.   Lee R was born on December 1, 1928, to Eldred Willard and Melba Utley Jensen in Elsinore, Utah.  

At the age of 17, Lee R enlisted in the United States Navy.  He served in the South Pacific theatre during World War II.  When he came home from the war, he met Olive Nielson and they were married October 31, 1948, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  They had six children.  

Lee R joined his brothers in the electrical and sheet metal business.  Later, he started Sevier Heating and Air Conditioning with his sons.  After his wife Olive passed away, he married LaVell Dickinson Barnson on July 7, 2002 in Elsinore, Utah.  Lee R was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lee R is survived by his loving wife, LaVell Jensen; his sons: Robert Lee (Colleen) Jensen, Raymond Lee (Pam) Jensen, Eldred C. (Susan) Jensen, and Scott N. (Carol) Jensen; step-daughters: Rainie (Ron) Mills, and Joyce Barnson; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Morris (June) Jensen; sister-in-law, Carol Jensen; and brother-in-law, Sterling Hansen.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Olive; children: James Jensen, Teresa (Robin) Cowley; daughter-in-law, Lorraine; granddaughter, Savannah; stepchildren, Jay Barnson; Carolyn (Manny) Hasoppe; siblings: June, Garth (Zola),  MacRay (Peggy), Wayne (Rolayne) Holt, and Blanche Hansen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Elsinore Ward Chapel where friends may visit with the family from 9:30 - 10:30 am.  Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at under Lee R’s obituary. Burial will be in the Elsinore City Cemetery with military honors by the Elsinore American Legion Post #75 and Navy Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Intermountain Healthcare Hospice Services and the Monroe Canyon Assisted Living.

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Recording of Service


Funeral Service
May 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Elsinore Ward Chapel
75 North Center
Elsinore, Utah 84724

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