Saturday, June 11, 2016

Ray Arley Jensen

Ray Arley Jensen

1/14/1929 ~ 5/15/2016
JensenRayMilitaryCropRay Arley Jensen passed away surrounded by his family on May 15, 2016 from pneumonia. He was born in Flowell, Utah on January 14, 1929 to Arley Peter and June Ladora Robison Jensen. He was raised east of Mt. Pleasant, Utah on a large ranch up Cedar Creek.
Ray graduated from North Sanpete High School class of 1947. After working for one year at Deseret Chemical Depot he joined the U.S. Airforce as an airman and was trained as a mechanic on B29, B36, and B52 engines. Ray served military assignments in Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Guam, Okinawa, and Thailand and flew mission over North Vietnam. He retired in July 1972, after 24 years of service as a Chief Master Sergeant.
While he was stationed in Spokane, Washington he met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Florence Shumway Jensen on July 25, 1951. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple on December 11, 1971. Ray and Dorothy were married for 65 very happy years!
Ray and Dorothy settled in Mt. Pleasant, Utah where they had bought a small farm south of town. They enjoyed raising sheep and chickens, especially in the spring when the baby lambs came. He also raised a beautiful garden every year and would share his vegetables with many relatives and friends. Ray could not stay retired and worked 11 years as Mt. Pleasant City Sexton. He also served in the VFW, Lions Club, American Legion, Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society, and Senior Citizens.
In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and traveling with his wife. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many different callings.
Ray is survived by his wife, two children, Steven Ray (Lorraine) Jensen, Fountain Green, Utah; and Rebecca Lee (Jorge) Riveros, Redding California; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn (Ralph) Jensen, Moroni, Utah; and, many nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Arlene Sheaffer; and, brother Peter Yale Jensen.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday May 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Funeral services will be held Thursday May 19, in the Mt. Pleasant 3rd Ward Chapel (295 South State) at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolence

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