Gail Jensen, 84, a mayor of Manti for 10 years in the late 1940s and early 1950s, died at his home in Manti on Dec. 18.
Mr. Jensen was born March 28, 1905, to Samuel Erastus and Emily Keller Jensen. He was married to Grace Allen who died in June 1969. In 1970, he married VaLois Fisher.Mr. Jensen owned and operated Jensen's Department Store in Manti, starting business in 1925. The business is still in operation.
Mr. Jensen served as mayor from 1945-1950 and from 1955-1958. He also served as president of the Manti Improvement Business Association and helped develop the Manti Sewing Plant. He was an avid outdoorsman.
The funeral is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Manti State Center at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Manti City Cemetery.