11/10/1932 ~ 1/15/2021
Dean Allen Jensen, 88 of Moroni, UT passed away January 15, 2021 at Laurel Groves Assisted Living, Nephi, UT. Dean was born November 10, 1932 in Moroni, UT to James Vernile and Bertha Sorensen Jensen. He married Carma Mikkelson October 7, 1955 in the Manti LDS Temple. He was owner of Jensen’s Grocery Store in Moroni, which had been in the family for 82 years. He had many great customers and loved visiting with them. He was kind and giving to everyone. Dean proudly served on Moroni’s Fire Department for 40 years, 30 of which he was Fire Chief. He served his community with pride and was an asset to the community. He was a member of the American Legion for 37 years where he was commander. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a dedicated man and loved his family. He grew a beautiful garden which he shared with everyone. He loved his home and kept a beautiful yard. He was a wonderful husband to his sweet dear wife. He always held her hand and showed love for her especially the last few years when she needed special care. They were always together and mom thought he was good looking even the day he passed, she told us he’s handsome. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Karie Jensen; son, Allen Dean Jensen; great granddaughter, Averie Ellen Medico; siblings, Lillis Kellett, Neva Larsen, Lula Olsen, Maureen Blackburn, Boyce Jensen, Floyd Jensen, Vay Worthington and Ada Carlson. Dean was the youngest of nine children who have all been waiting to greet their baby brother. He is survived by his eternal companion Carma Jensen, Moroni, UT; children, Joan (David) Peel, Mt Pleasant, UT; Evan (Charri) Jensen, West Jordan, UT; Michael (Ronda) Jensen, Mapleton, UT; He was a proud grandfather of 12 and great grandfather 12. We are thankful for all the wonderful care he has received at Laurel Groves Assisted Living, they are truly “Angels.” Also to the hospice nurses who made him so comfortable in his last days. Family and friends may pay their respects at a viewing Thursday January 21, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N 100 W) in Mount Pleasant, UT. Funeral service for family will be Friday January 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Moroni LDS Chapel. Interment in the Moroni Cemetery with Military Honors.
We had some technical difficulties with the Zoom Meeting for Dean Jensen. We apologize for the difficulty this caused. We are posting the part of the Zoom funeral and the full graveside portion as well as the full audio recording below.