Pete Jensen peacefully passed from this temporal existence to join his eternal companion, Jane, on Sept. 2, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Feb. 21, 1936 in Ferron, Utah, where he lived and attended school. He married Helen Jane Cox on March 10, 1954. They were later sealed in the Manti Temple.
Pete and Jane lived for several years in Price, Utah where they had their three children, Kim, Kerrie, and Artie. They then moved to Moab, Utah where he worked as a dairyman for southeastern Utah. There they made many friends and memories. Pete was later involved for a time with mining and driving truck.
He and Jane later moved to Moroni, Utah where they spent several years together. As Jane’s health declined, they moved to Reno, Nevada to live with their youngest daughter, Artie. When Jane passed, Pete stayed there. He spent his last days surrounded by his loving family.
Pete loved to camp, fish, and gather wood with his family and friends. He celebrated 38 years of sobriety, of which he was immensely proud, after having suffered for years with alcoholism. He was an amazing papa to his eight grandchildren and Opa to his 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Pete was preceded in death by his wife Jane, parents Glen and Erma Jensen, and brother, Merrill Jensen.
He is survived by his three children and their spouses: Kim and Jeannie Jensen, Kerrie Jensen, and Artie and Don Canepa; and his three sisters: Betty Bateman, Beth Neal, and Gayla Guymon
The family will receive guests on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson funeral home in Nephi Utah. There will be a graveside service on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Moroni City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local hospice.
The family wishes to thank St. Mary’s hospice in Reno Nevada and Anderson Funeral Home in Nephi, Utah for their loving care of Pete and his family.
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.