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James Neale Jensen
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James Neale Jensen (89) passed away April 9, 2013, of causes incident to age. He was born July 27, 1923, son of Frederick Young Jensen, Jr. and Madora LaVerna Rogerson, in Monticello, Utah. He earned his Associates of Science degree from Utah Technical College. Following his WWII service in the US Army Air Core as a radio operator in the B-17 bomber, he married Barbara Besendorfer in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple on November 10, 1948. They served a mission together in the South Carolina Columbia Mission. They have been together for 64 plus years.

He loved to fish with his children and grandchildren, to ride motorcycles, and to hunt. He was an avid sports fan. He used his carpentry skills to build his own home as well as assisted his children with their homes. He worked at Hill Air Force Base in the photography division and owned his own TV repair business and Jensen Wedding Photography. He was a member of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Centerville Recycles. He was a member of the LDS church serving faithfully in many capacities including 15 years in the Bountiful Temple. Neale was a strong influence for good in the lives of his children and grandchildren. His righteous example and strong testimony will be a heritage to all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; his four children James N. Jensen Jr. (Ada), Diana (Marte) Green, Patty (Vaughn) Hutchinson, and Susan Jensen, 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren (soon to be 34), and 3 great-great-grandchildren, brothers Lisle and Clyde. He was preceded in death by his brother Quinn.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the LDS Canyon Ward Building, 160 S. 300 East. Friends and family may call Friday evening, 6 to 8 p.m., at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main St., Bountiful and Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment will be at the Centerville Cemetery. Online guest book at
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