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Gladys Ruth Jensen

Died: Fri., Dec. 19, 2014


11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 27, 2014
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 27, 2014
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

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Gladys Ruth Jensen, 90, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at a local Care Center in Pocatello, ID. She was born in Boise, Idaho on July 7, 1924 to Lillie Ruth Clegg but grew up and resided her entire life in Pocatello, Idaho.

Ruth graduated from the Practical Nursing Program offered by St. Anthony Mercy Hospital in 1961. She worked as a nurse at St. Anthony Mercy Hospital, Bannock Memorial Hospital and Pocatello Regional Medical Center for over 30 years, retiring in the mid 90’s.

She married Cyrus Kenneth Jensen on July 5, 1940 in Pocatello, ID. They are the parents of two children; Marga Lee Barnes (Jim) and Kenneth Wesley (Linda).

Ruth enjoyed bowling, gardening, collecting stamps and coins, and spending time with her family.

She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She is survived by her daughter, Marga Lee (Jim) of Rocklin, CA, her son, Kenneth Wesley (Linda) of Newcastle, WA; grandchildren, Lisa Armstrong (Hal) of Morgan, UT, Kenny Jensen (Gwen) of Black Diamond, WA, Holly Burrill (Jeff) of Danville, CA; great-grandchildren, Briana and Shannon Lowry, Brittaney and Brandon Jensen, Andrew, Kaylee and Jared Burrill; two brothers, O.R. Pharris and T.A. Pharris of Pocatello, ID.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Cyrus Kenneth; brothers, Donald A. Pharris and Tiney Oscar Pharris.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1 PM at Colonial Funeral Home 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID 208-233-1500. Family will receive friends from 11:30 AM to 1 PM before the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 2864 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID. 83204

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stan spicer
   Posted Fri December 26, 2014
Dear Marga Lee, my deepest sympathy for you as you pass through this season. Your mother was a very special lady. I can only remember her with a smile on her face. Se was so patient with us noisy, mischief kids in the neighborhood. I remember her standing outside the door watching me roller skate down the sidewalk, waiting for me to "break my neck". Pocatelllo is a great place to raise children, even better in the 40's & 50's. Parents like yours were more the norm. The "greatest generaltion"! This time of year is filled with tender hours and thoughts of Jesus. Your mother is with Him for sure. It helps when we know our tears will be only for awhile. With love, Stan.

Bobbi Larson
   Posted Sat December 27, 2014
I worked with Ruth for many years at. St Anthony and Pocatello Regional Hospitals. She really enjoyed being a nurse. Her patients loved her. I don't know where she got all her energy but she made each patient feel special. We all remember the Red headed Nurse who wore her cap and a great big smile. We all enjoyed working with her. Bobbi Larson RN

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