Valleen Stevens Jensen, 87, returned to her Heavenly Home to be reunited with her 3 children and other loved ones, on January 25, 2021. She passed away at her home in Brigham City, encircled with loving tears. She was born June 24, 1933 in Redmond, Utah, the youngest of 7 children born to Wilford Stevens and Ruby Eliza Christensen. She grew up in Redmond, Utah, making special memories with family and friends. She loved school, and graduated from North Sevier High School.
Valleen married Orval Farrell Jensen in the Manti Temple on June 1, 1951. They settled in Redmond, then moved to Salt Lake City. They later moved to Magna, where they raised their children. In 1998 they moved to Farr West where they truly loved the people. In 2018 they moved to Brigham City to live by their daughter. They were blessed with 4 children.
Valleen was well known for her ability to cope with and rise above adversity. Her unwavering faith kept her going, even when things were very difficult. She was a perfect example of Charity never faileth. She loved her religion and served with her whole heart in Church callings, and her attitude was that every calling is equally important. She loved to befriend and mentor new mothers. She loved to organize events and would add a touch of perfection to all her projects. She was an early advocate for the rights of children with special needs. She prepared for everything, right up to the end of her life. She always expressed appreciation to others. She was a beautiful and faithful daughter of God.
She loved to fish and travel, but her greatest joys were her family and Christmas. She spent years attending every sporting event her grandchildren participated in. She loved to watch her great-grandchildren when they were all together having fun. She loved giving presents for every occasion and even for no reason at all. She loved watching children open presents to see the excitement in their little faces. Family Christmas parties were her favorite. She was a great supporter of all family and extended family events and helped to support a countless number of missionaries.
She seemed to make a lasting impression on everyone she met. Her kind and generous ways helped her keep a cheerful attitude of service. She was blessed with a family who adored and loved her and was grateful for her many friends, especially her best friend of 50 years.
Valleen is survived by her husband of 69 years, Farrell, and her daughter Stephanie (Mark) Storey, Brigham City, her Grandsons Cody (McKelle) Storey, West Weber, Karson (Arlene) Storey, Brigham City, Logan (Devyn) Storey, West Weber, Austin (Kathy) Storey, Farr West, 13 great-grandchildren, and sister, Dorothy Kate (Freeland) Barney, Magna.
She is preceded in death by her parents, children: Suzann, Julee, Blake; brothers: Dan, Ted, David, and sisters: Lorraine, Rhea, and many brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.
There is deep gratitude for the loving care givers of Symbii Home Health and Hospice for their compassionate service in behalf of my dear, sweet mother.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private service will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021. Burial will be at the Redmond City Cemetery. The family will hold a tribute celebration for Valleen in June when family and friends can share memories.
Services entrusted to Peel Mortuary of Magna Utah. If you would like to leave your condolences please visit www.peelfuneralhome.com.
I had the pleasure to serve as Valleen's counselor in the Relief Society in Magna. I was a young mother and she was a guiding light to me and all she served. May the Lord send her family comfort during this time with the assurance that you will meet again.
We love you and pray the Lords comfort be with you at this hard time. Storey’s are wonderful people.
We loved our Grandma so much! She was always there for us and made each one of us feel special in our own way. She was always very kind and loving, always putting everyone else before herself. If she taught us anything it was to always have faith in our Heavenly Father! She was the perfect example of faith! No matter how hard things got, her faith never wavered. She loved watching our kids play and grow, it was one of the sweetest experiences I had to be able to watch them interact with her! We will miss you Grandma and love you so very much.
Karson and family
My condolences to Stephanie I am very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a great example of service to others.