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Obituary: Marion Duane Jensen

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Marion Duane Jensen, age 90, passed away June 11, 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was born February 2, 1913 in Mantua, Utah to Marion Martin and May Laver Jensen. He attended Brigham High School, Utah State University and graduated from Stevens Henegar Business College.

He married Bernice Burton on June 15, 1938 in Ogden, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

In 1937, Dick began working as a salesman for Laundry Supply Co. in Salt Lake City. Later he became the owner and president when he and his wife, Bernice purchased the company. Together they built a business that provided service for customers throughout the western states. Dick was a big hearted and strong businessman, and went to work everyday until a stroke slowed him down in 1997.

The love of his life was his wife. They were never apart. They enjoyed cruises, fishing and traveling in their motor home to San Diego during the winter seasons. They treasured the friendships they made wherever their travels took them

He had an incredible sense of humor. Dick always had a good joke and made everyone laugh around him.

Dick was a wonderful father and grandfather. He provided many wonderful memories for his family from traditional Christmas morning to summer swim parties and BBQ hamburgers. He touched many people's lives and will be greatly missed.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 65 years: Bernice Burton Jensen, daughter, Kathleen Jensen Paull (Salt Lake, Utah); son Robert Duane Jensen (Las Vegas, Nevada); sisters Opal O'Rourke (Bountiful, Utah); Afton Boyle (Twin Falls, Idaho); Wilma Wilde (Richard) of Park City, Utah; brothers Cliff (Alice) Jensen (New Jersey); Alan L. Jensen Tooele, Utah; Grandchildren Kenneth Dean Reaveley (Rochelle) Craig M. Reaveley (Deniece) Julee Reaveley, Lisa Reaveley Kenney (Bryan), Christopher D. Paull (Brooke) Stefani K. Paull, Erik Jensen Reaveley (Cindy); and eleven great grandchildren.

Dick is preceded in death by his daughter Gayle Jensen Reaveley.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 16th 2003, at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary 3401 Highland Drive. Friends and family may call Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn and also from 12:45 1:45 prior to the service. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.