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Obituary: Ellis Claud Jenson, Jr

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Ellis Claud Jenson, Jr died Sept. 23, 2001 in Salt Lake City, one day after celebrating his 92nd birthday.

He was born September 22, 1909 in Brigham City, Utah to Ellis Claud Jenson Sr and Martha Margaret Hughes Jenson. The third of five children.

He was a graduate of Box Elder High School, earned an Associates degree from Weber College, and a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Utah Agricultural College (USU) where he was also an award-winning tennis player.

Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Claud enlisted in the United States Navy and served four years in the South Pacific.

Upon his discharge from the Navy, Claud returned to Utah and was

employed at Hill Air Force Base as a civilian personnel specialist.

This is where he met his sweetheart, Camille Olson Justesen, a widow, and her son, Alan. They were married February 14, 1953. She preceded him in death on March 9, 1991.

Claud and Camille had the opportunity of working as civilians at Torejon AFB outside of Madrid, Spain for 5.5years. It was while in Spain that they adopted their infant daughter, Nancy Kay.

Claud was a very kind, considerate and loving man, who was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served for many years in the Salt Lake Temple. His family was his life.

He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his daughter Nancy (Jeff) Bingham, of Salt Lake City, and their five children; Alan (Pat) Justesen of Manti, and their five children, five great-grandchildren, one brother, one sister; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Camille, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 11 a.m., at the Garden Heights North Ward, 2220 East Fisher Lane (2935 South), Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral services. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery.