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1938 Byron 2022

Byron Edward Jensen

February 9, 1938 — December 2, 2022

“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” ―Julius Caesar
Our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, Byron Edward Jensen, was born February 9, 1938, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Eugene K. and Erma R. Jensen. He died on December 2, 2022 after a long and valiant struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
Dad attended East High School prior to serving his country in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ranger. He married his high school sweetheart, Rae Ann Pratt in 1958, and together they raised four children. We were sealed together as a family for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on November 18, 1971.
We will always remember the many family road trips to Disneyland and SeaWorld, Mexico, Colorado, Yellowstone, and the beautiful redrock country of southern Utah.
Dad worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation at the refinery for 40 years to provide for his family, whom he loved with all his heart. He was a master gunsmith, knife maker, woodworker, and artist, although he never sold his works of art for gain, but gave them as gifts of love to family and friends.
Dad was also a fixer of all things mechanical. From toasters and washing machines to cars, if dad couldn’t fix it, it couldn’t be fixed.
He was a self-taught man with an eclectic book collection, reading and absorbing information on a variety of topics, and he returned to school later in life to obtain a certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning from Salt Lake Community College.
Dad was a peacemaker who will be remembered for his wry sense of humor and his calming influence. Most of all, he will be remembered for his honesty, integrity, fidelity, loyalty, generosity, and humility.
He was a man of true conviction and high moral standards, but he didn’t judge, and he rarely said an unkind word about anyone, preferring instead to see only the good in people, and to wish for them only the best on their journey through life.
Byron is survived by his wife, Rae, his children, David, Julie (Ron Rowley), Gary (Shirley), and Lisa (Doug Larson); grandchildren: Heather (Joseph), Joshua Jensen, Nathan Jensen, Keaton Larson, Jacob Larson, Justina Larson; two great-grandchildren: Nyah and Hunter; brother, Gordon Jensen, and sister, Laurel Rhine. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Deanne Carroll.
The family wishes to thank Inspiration Hospice for their dedicated care in dad’s final months. We also wish to thank the caring staff at The Beehive House in Riverton, Utah for their extraordinary service during dad’s final days.
Funeral services will be held at Redwood Memorial Estates Funeral Home and Cemetery, 6500 S Redwood Road in West Jordan, Utah on Saturday, December 10, 2022. A viewing will take place at 10:00 am, and the funeral will begin at 11:30 am. Interment services will follow.
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Viewing December 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM
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December 10, 2022 at 11:30 AM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
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