Margaret Parker Jensen

1926 ~ 2007

Margaret Parker Jensen, age 80, died of heart failure August 18, 2007 at home in Erda, Utah.Margaret was born August 20, 1926 to James Elbert Parker and Lucina Snow. She grew up in Joseph, Utah and was close life-long friends with her siblings. She attended BYU and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in dietetics. She enjoyed her professional work at the Scripps Institute, Stanford University, and the Granite School District. She was sealed to Milo A. Jensen in the Salt Lake Temple on June 28, 1967. She became an instant mother to six fabulous children. Three more daughters soon joined the family.

A peacemaker by nature, she was a wonderful mother. Margaret loved people and serving them. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many capacities and auxiliaries. She also filled two missions: the Des Moines, Iowa mission with her husband Oct 1992-Oct. 1993 and a mission at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City in 1997. She enjoyed spending time in the kitchen and was especially known for her homemade chocolates at Christmastime. She loved to cook and expressed her love to others by sharing what she made. Music, reading, and spending time with her family were other joys. Margaret was loved by her large family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Gerald, Vernon, Glen, and Iris Corry; husband Milo, daughter Kathryn Gurney, and grandson Yale Findlay.

She is survived by siblings Lynn, Sylvia Hunt, Fay, Melba Larsen, Janny Jeffs, and Joyce Shipp; children Paul (Terri), Karen (Jay) Findlay, Ross, Jeri Cannon, Karl, Michelle (Jim) Jarman, Meri Ann (Shane) Farnsworth, Maren (Blake) Beazer, 38 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She enjoyed her close friendship with the Winegar family.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, August 24 at the Erda Chapel, 134 E. Erda Way. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services. Interment in Emmett, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Perpetual Education Fund. Online condolences may be sent to