Shirley Rae Allen Jensen Hatch April 10, 1932, daughter of John Leonard Allen and Amy Leone Judd was born in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada.

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The gospel was the center of her life" Her motto was “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart” and she lived her life emulating this scripture. She had strong faith and trusted in the Lord in all she did. She never wavered in her love for the Lord nor for her family. She was loved by all who met her.

Music was an important part of Shirley’s life. From a young age, she was actively involved with the music federation in Canada and ultimately won 1st place in the Alberta Piano Competition. She was church organist in every ward she attended, which spanned over 70 years. As an accomplished accompanist, she played for soloists and choirs throughout the country. She also loved to teach piano which she did for decades. She was very involved with many professional musical organizations and traveled throughout the United States and China adjudicating piano competitions.

Whether writing inspiration letters to missionaries and friends, calling people for their birthdays, making quilts for loved ones or lending a helping hand to strangers and friends; serving was an important part of Shirley’s life.

She made friends where ever she went and with whomever she met. She would genuinely ask questions about a newly made friend preferring not to speak of herself.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Mark Jensen (1928-1970) to whom 7 children were born:

Mark Allen Jensen (Nancy), David Allen Jensen (Jodi), Shirlene Dymock (Paul), Kathleen van de Graaff (Peter), Deanne Ohman (Kyle), Douglas Brian Jensen (Amber) and Steven Allen Jensen (Trish).

She married Dereal Kent Hatch (1925-2017) and treated his 8 children as her own. She also leaves many beloved grandchildren and great "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding" Proverbs 3:5 grandchildren as well as her two brothers Richard John Allen (Carol) and Robert Grant Allen (Daryl).

Shirley was proud of her heritage and skillfully assembled and wrote seven “Glorious Heritage” booklets highlighting stories and thoughts from our family, past and present.

She leaves behind a legacy of love and service and though at the tender age of 16 lost her mother when she needed her the most, and at the age of 38 , lost her husband when she him needed the most, she persevered, trusting in the Lord that he would be with her. She never complained.

Her faith was an example to all. She was a perfect example of Christ like love.

Shirley loved the temple and attended weekly until just a few weeks before her death.

Her love of life, love of music, love of God and love of family will be greatly missed.

Her funeral will be held on January 3, 2020 at the Windsor 7th ward, 1405 North Main Street, Orem, Utah at 11:00 am.



Friday, Jan. 03, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
LDS Church Windsor 7th Ward
1405 North Main Street
Orem, UT 84057

Funeral Service

Friday, Jan. 03, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
LDS Church Windsor 7th Ward
1405 North Main Street
Orem, UT 84057


Friday, Jan. 03, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Larkin Sunset Lawn
2350 E 1300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1941

Life Story Info


Douglas Jensen

Post Date

Dec 29, 2019

Personal Info


Lethbridge, Canada


Orem, Utah, United States





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Miss you Grandma. I can't touch a piano key without being reminded of you.

Spencer Jensen Oct 12, 2020


  • 1940
  • May 20, 1948

    Passing of Shirley's mother, Amy Leone Judd

  • 1950
  • 1950

    Attended BYU

  • 1952

    Moved to Washington DC

  • Aug 26, 1952

    Married to Homer Mark Jensen. by President David O McKay

  • Jul 25, 1953

    Birth of Mark

  • Jun 6, 1955

    Birth of David

  • 1956

    Moved back to Utah and Homer began his law practice with his father Perris

  • Apr 11, 1957

    Birth of Shirlene

  • May 8, 1958

    Traveled to Europe with Homer

  • 1959

    Traveled to Guatemala, Cuba & Panama on Business

  • Feb 23, 1959

    Birth of Kathleen

  • 1960
  • 1961

    Traveled to Europe with Wendell & Maurine Jensen

  • Feb 1, 1961

    Birth of Deanne

  • 1962

    Moved to the home located on 23rd East in Salt Lake next to Wendell & Maurine Jensen

  • Feb 20, 1963

    Birth of Doug

  • Jan 24, 1964

    Took a week's trip to Hawaii with Wendell & Maurine Jensen

  • Jul 13, 1967

    Trip to Europe with Wendell & Maurine Jensen

  • Jul 17, 1968

    Birth of Steve

  • 1969

    Took a trip to Europe with Homer, Mark, David, Shirlene & Kath

  • 1970
  • Jun 15, 1970

    Homer's died of a brain tumor

  • Oct 11, 1971

    Trip to Portugal, Spain & Moracco with Perris and Gwen Jensen

  • 1973

    Took a trip to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta with Perris, Gwen and Aunt Grace

  • 1974

    Attended University of Utah

  • Mar 29, 1975

    Married Dereal Kent Hatch

  • 1977

    Moved to the home located at 1709 North Bluebird Road in Orem Utah

  • 1979

    Moved to home located at 448 East 1730 North in Orem Utah

  • 1980
  • 1982

    Moved to 833 Verde in Fallbrook California

  • Oct 7, 1986

    Passing of Shirley's father, John Leonard Allen

  • 1990
  • 1993

    Moved back to Utah

  • 1997

    Moved to Wildomar California

  • 1998

    Moved to 3392 Maple Lane in Wildomar California

  • 2000
  • 2005

    Moved to 1674 Cactus Wren Drive in Lake Havasu Arizona. Also lived at 3697 Yucca Drive in Lake Havasu

  • 2010
  • 2010

    Moved to Provo Utah

  • Oct 27, 2017

    Passing of Dereal Kent Hatch