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Erik Kevin Jensen

April 7, 1977 — June 15, 2024

Cottonwood Heights

Our beloved brother, husband, son, father, and friend to all, Erik Kevin Jensen, made his final pedal stroke on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at the age of 47. His passing was confirmed by the Park City Police Department early in the morning on June 16, 2024. Erik’s life was unexpectedly cut short due to an unrelated medical episode that occurred while he was riding his mountain bike in Park City, Utah.

Measured in years, Erik’s life may have been short, but when measured in the ways that count – love, passion, kindness, and humor, to name a few – his life was abundant and full. All who crossed paths with Erik will remember feeling understood and loved.

Erik was the first child born to Kevin D Jensen and Launa Lee Stowell. They welcomed him into their home on April 7, 1977, and he weighed 7lbs 7oz. They later added two sons to their family, Alan Michael and David Paul. Kevin and Launie raised their boys in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their faith has sustained them during difficult times. Erik’s brothers meant the world to him. The bond shared between them was unmeasurable. They shared many of the same interests and hobbies, and the loss of Erik has left a huge hole that will forever be felt.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Erik obtained his Realtor license. He was very successful and obtained many awards throughout his career, including the Chairman’s Circle Award. He enjoyed serving his many clients and friends and especially enjoyed the camaraderie he felt with the other agents in the Berkshire Hathaway office, where he spent much of his time.

Erik delighted in his two children, Charlotte (17) and Nick (15), born to him and his first wife, Kari Scott. As much as Erik enjoyed mentoring friends and riding his mountain bike, nothing brought him more happiness than his children. Being their father was his greatest joy and accomplishment, and he was endlessly proud of them. 

Erik was fortunate to find the love of his life, Kate (Thornton) Jensen, and they were married on November 22, 2020. Kate and Erik truly completed each other and lived each day together to the fullest. Their time together was too brief, but their love story will endure. They were utterly devoted to each other. In marrying Kate, Erik was also blessed to mentor her two children, Jude (12) and Scarlett (10), with whom he felt a special connection. 

In May 2024, Erik received his 28-year sobriety chip from Alcoholics Anonymous. Through AA and other means, he mentored many others through their struggles with addiction. There are many people who credit Erik as playing a part in their recovery. Notwithstanding his own impressive accolades, Erik was humble and never placed his own value above others. He always credited his continuous recovery to God, family, and his friends. 

Erik is preceded in death by his mother, Launie; his paternal grandparents, Alan and Darlene Jensen; his maternal grandparents, Paul and Lorelie Stowell; his aunt Tammy Jensen; his aunt Leslie Jensen; and his step-sister, Wendi Quinn. Erik is survived by his beloved wife, Kate, along with her children, Jude and Scarlett Lasson; his adored children, Charlotte and Nick Jensen; his father, Kevin (Karla) Jensen; his brothers, Mike (Meisha) Jensen and David (Sarah) Jensen; and 5 step siblings, Candice Quinn (Mike), James Quinn, Devin (Kyona) Quinn, Alexa (Parry) Arbon and Remington Taylor. He is also survived by his parents-in-law, Rick and Sue Thornton; as well as his siblings-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and other extended family members who miss him tremendously. 

Viewings will be held Sunday, June 23, from 6-8 pm and Monday, June 24 from 9:30-10:30 am at the Cottonwood Heights Utah Wasatch Stake center located at 8170 South Shorthills Drive (3425 East), Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Services will be held Monday June 24, 2024 at 11:00 am at the same address. Interment will be at the Memorial Holladay Cemetery. 

In addition to the funeral services, an honorary bike ride and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 29. The bike ride will begin at 4 pm at the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, 2749 East Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, UT. The celebration of life will follow at 6 pm at Rotary Glen Park, 2903 East Kennedy Drive, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Family and friends of Erik offer their deep gratitude to the brave men and women of the Park City Police Department and the Park City Fire District for their outstanding professionalism and compassion towards Erik and his loved ones. The family thanks the funeral directors, Memorial Holladay - Cottonwood Mortuary for their services. Erik’s memory and influence will live on in the hearts of the countless people he impacted.

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Viewing

Sunday, June 23, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Cottonwood Heights Utah Wasatch Stake center

8170 Short Hills Dr, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Monday, June 24, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Cottonwood Heights Utah Wasatch Stake center

8170 Short Hills Dr, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Monday, June 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Cottonwood Heights Utah Wasatch Stake center

8170 Short Hills Dr, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Monday, June 24, 2024

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Memorial Holladay Cemetery

4900 S Memory Ln, Holladay, UT 84117

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