Lou Ella Washburn Jensen passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of January 18, 2021 at the age of 95. Lou Ella was born to Lillis Louisa Davis Washburn and Oliver Washburn on August 3, 1925 in Monroe, Utah.

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Lou Ella grew up in Monroe on a farm north east of town. On the farm, she learned how to work hard and help her family - from herding sheep and turkeys, to irrigating the family fields. She had many responsibilities and many adventures on her family farm. While in Richfield working at a café called “Chesties”, she met her husband of 72 years Clearn A Jensen, while he was on leave from World War 2 in the Navy. They moved to Redmond were they had three children and then moved to Salt Lake City.

Lou Ella “Ruggy” was the hardest worker in our family. From gardening, being a mother to all, helping her neighbors and lending a hand to anyone in need.

Lou Ella and Clearn leave a legacy with their family, their children: Connie (Byron) Nielsen, Jeff (Carol) Jensen, Judy Beckstrom (Lon Pritchard). Seven grandchildren: Michael (Debbie) Broussard, Jeffrey Matthew (Vicky) Jensen, Cammie (Ryan) Doyle, Robert (Deirdre) Meske, Krista Rich, Jacob (Kayla) Beckstrom, Tyler Hatch. Three step grandchildren: Lisa (Jason) Jackman, John (Jenny) Lindsley, Joe (Aimee) Lindsley, and sixteen great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Redmond City Cemetery 200 West 500 North, Redmond, Utah 84652 at 1:00 PM. Interment to follow. To participate in the services via live stream, please view instructions below:


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- Enter the meeting ID – 8015661249

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- Click “Join with Computer Audio”

- Click “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral service

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- Download the Zoom app

- Open the app and select “Join a Meeting”

- Enter the meeting ID – 8015661249

- Select “Join without Audio”

- Select “Call using Internet Audio”

- Select “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral service


Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Jan 21, 2021

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