Kay Robert Jensen, 85, passed away September 11, at his home in St. George, Utah. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Virginia (Williamson) Jensen, his daughters, Leslie (Jensen) Jensen (Bruce, Deceased), Jenni Spjute (Bart) and son Adam Jensen (Hendy).
Kay was born July 27, 1931, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Franklin P. Jensen and Marvel Elise McCleery Jensen. He married Virginia Williamson February 11, 1954, in the Salt Lake Temple. He leaves behind seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
During the Korean War Kay served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force 191st Fighter-Bomber Squadron March 1951 to Sept. 1952. He was stationed in Clovis, New Mexico and was responsible for cooking for Pilots and support staff training to fly the new jet fighters.
Kay loved nature and received much pleasure from photographing its beauty. He especially loved visiting the Oregon Coastline and loved the beauty of the red hills of St. George. He was very creative and enjoyed working with his hands. He spent countless hours cutting metal cans and metal objects with a torch and creating works of art. He loved spending his evenings reading books and gaining knowledge found within them.
He enjoyed serving others throughout his life. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and home teacher. He had a strong testimony and love for Jesus Christ and magnified his many church callings..
He will be missed by his family and friends.
We love you dad, until we meet again.
- Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at noon at the Sunset Springs LDS Ward Chapel, 415 N. Westridge Drive, St. George, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
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