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Edward George Jensen

Died: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, Sat., Sep. 01, 2018
Location: LDS Hawthorne and Quinn Building


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 01, 2018
Location: LDS Hawthorne and Quinn Building


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Edward George Jensen, 88, of Pocatello, Idaho passed away following an illness at his home surrounded by his family, on Saturday August 25, 2018.

George was born December 19, 1929 in Rexburg, Idaho to John David and IdaBelle Jensen. He was the youngest of 4 children. At the age of 11, he lost both of his parents in a train/car accident and moved to Victor, Idaho where he was raised by his uncle Jim Kay.

He graduated from Teton High School in 1947 and married his high school sweetheart, Delila Myrle Higbee in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1948. They moved to Pocatello and later to American Falls where they raised their four sons.

George worked in the food and grocery industry for 47 years. He started with Pacific Fruit and Produce in Pocatello, and then managed grocery stores in American Falls and Aberdeen. He then returned to Pocatello to work in management for Smith’s Food King Stores for the next 23 years. He retired in 1997. Retirement didn't suit his style so for fun he drove delivery truck for Cenex Land 0 Lakes Agronomy Company and later for Bingham Cooperative. He loved spending time behind the steering wheel of a big rig and working with his friends in the agricultural world.

George and Delila recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on August 11, 2018. They enjoyed their time as youth dance instructors and spent many years attending square dance events making life-long friends along the way. George loved fishing, hunting, bowling and motorcycle riding but most of all spending time with friends and family.

George is survived by his wife of 70 years, Delila Myrle Jensen; four sons, David Jensen of Boise, Idaho, Kenneth (Vicki) Jensen of Twin Falls, James (Geneta) Jensen of Pocatello, Michael (Dena) Jensen of Blackfoot; 27 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, John David and Ida Belle Jensen; brothers, Kay and Clark Jensen; sister, Wanda Bessit; grand-daughter, Rene Jensen; and grandson, Barney Bunot.

George enjoyed having fun with everyone he met and will forever be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and contagious laugh. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of spending time with him. The Jensen family would like to thank employees of West Family Medical Practice, Portneuf Hospital and Encompass Hospice for their caring service.

A viewing will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 South 4th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho. Funeral services will be on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4010 Hawthorne Rd. Chubbuck, Idaho, with a viewing from 10-10:45 am prior.

Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 2864 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello.

 

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Norita Owens
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Delila & family,
I'm so sorry to hear of George's passing. Please know my thoughts & prayers are with all of you. I share many memories of George from our working days at Smith's!
Love from Norita Owens

Jennifer Bowen
   Posted Fri August 31, 2018
Dear Delila and family,

I am so sorry for your loss of such an awesome guy! So many great memories with all of you. Sending sincere sympathy and positive thoughts and prayers your way during this difficult time.

Love,
Jennifer

Shirley Nielsen-Kunert and Katrin Kopp
   Posted Sat September 01, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of George's passing. May you be comforted by knowing you will be with him again and by the thoughts and prayers of all your friends. We love you. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

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