Betty Jane Jensen Tucker


1922-2018

Betty Jane Jensen Tucker died June 23, 2018 at the age of 95, with her husband of 77 years by her side. She was born in a tent in Rebel Creek, NV on Dec. 6, 1922 to Mary Leona Wilcox and Anton Glenburn Jensen. She married Cleon David Tucker on March 14, 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and needlepoint. Her family and friends cherished the handmade gifts she made for them over the years. She was an excellent cook and loved to share her cooking with family and friends. She also made the best hand dipped chocolates in the world! Her greatest treasures were her family and her testimony of Jesus Christ. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she held many church callings in all organizations and served for seven years as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful Temple and also served a mission with her husband to the Philippines Manilla Mission in 1985-86. She enjoyed traveling throughout the world with her husband and especially enjoyed their adventures in Asia, Hawaii and the Holy Land.

She is survived by her husband, her children, David (Karyn) Tucker, Terry (Karen) Tucker, Randy (Barbara) Tucker, Bonnie (Dennis) Gaerte, Mark (R’Lene) Tucker and her sister LuJean Mulvey as well as 30 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Glen Jensen, Melvin Jensen, Leona Smart and Laraine Smith, her son Linn (Kailene) Tucker, her daughter Suzanne (Brent) Griffiths, and a grandson, Joel Gaerte.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 28 at 11 a.m., with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Mueller Park 10th Ward, 1800 Mueller Park Road, Bountiful. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.

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