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Obituary: Evelyn Sylvia Carmen Jensen

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02/20/15 ~ 01/14/03

Evelyn Jensen passed away peacefully on January 15, 2003 while spending the winter with her son, John, in Glendale, Arizona.

She was born February 16, 1915, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the oldest daughter and second child of John Willie and Amelia Cherrington Carmen. Early childhood photographs show Evelyn a willing participant in a pickup baseball game or strolling through the neighborhood admiring flowers and landscapes. Evelyn lived in the Sugar House area and was determined to attend and finish high school at West High School, despite the distance from her home. She worked for American Telephone and Telegraph on State Street prior to serving a mission to Europe in the late 1930s. During her service to the Lord, Evelyn's father, John, passed away. Evelyn fell in love with the European mission and would often recite stories to her children of France, Belgium and especially Switzerland.

It was during her mission experience that she met and later married Ernest Richard Jensen of Byron, Wyoming, where they resided for more than 60 years. They had eight children.

Evelyn was known for her ongoing efforts to quilt a bed covering for each of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and could make jelly from anything, provided a peaceful home and was diligent in understanding the scriptures and the words of the prophets.

Evelyn was actively involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of her life, holding callings in the Relief Society, Primary, Young Womens' program, Scouting and was an early morning Seminary instructor.

Evelyn is survived by all eight children, Carma (John) Anderson, Bountiful, Utah; James (Janet) Jensen, West Valley City, Utah; John J. (Louise) Jensen, Glendale, Ariz.; Jan (Gary) Webster, Grand Terrace, Calif..; Jolene (Dennis) Muller, West Jordan, Utah; Ralph Carmen Jensen, Dallas, Texas; Jed (Joyce) Jensen, Gillette, Wyo.; Nathan (Kaye) Jensen of Atascadero, Calif.; and her sister Beverly Spencer of Torrance, Calif. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ernest, and two brothers Dr. John Carmen, Cheyenne, Wyo. and Bertrum G. Carmen, Salt Lake City.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the Byron Ward, Byron, Wyo. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell, Wyo. and from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Byron Ward. Interment at the Byron Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Elder Michael Jensen mission fund, C/o Bishop Mark K. Gorbahn, Atascadero Second Ward, 8005 Azucena Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422.