Virgil Lee Jensen passed away on October 10, 2021 in Jordan Valley Medical Center. He was one month short of his 98th birthday. He was born on November 11th 1923 to William Wallace and Mary Delila Jensen in Roosevelt, Utah. He grew up on a ranch in Randelett, Utah. He had 5 brothers, George, Ed, Van, Lynn and Stan. He also had two sisters Marie and Afton.

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As a young boy, they worked hard as a family on the ranch and he helped to milk the cows before school and had more chores after school.

He graduated from Alterra High School. He served in the U.S. Army and received a medical discharge shortly after joining. While in the hospital he met his future wife, Marian Nelson. They were married in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 26, 1946. They settled in Salt Lake City where Virgil worked for Petty Ford as a counter parts salesman. Later, he worked for Colonial Ford where he became parts manager and then became an outside parts salesman for Rick Warner Ford and traveled the western states. When Kathy graduated from high school, Marian joined him and always traveled and worked with him. Virgil loved his job so much that he left retirement so that he could go back to work part-time for many years to come.

His hobbies were hunting and fishing which he loved. Virgil and Marian built a cabin in Tabiona, Utah which became his hunting headquarters. They also enjoyed entertaining family and friends.

Virgil is survived by his son, Larry Lee (Toni), and daughters, Connie Marie Miller (Jim) and Kathy Ann Wall (Mike), 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Van.

Virgil is preceded in death by his wife, Marian, who passed away from Leukemia on October 16, 2018. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, George, Ed, Lynn and Stan, and his sisters, Marie and Afton.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Redwood Mortuary located at 6500 South Redwood Road in West Jordan, Utah. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services. There will be an evening viewing on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the same location. Interment will follow next to his wife, Marian, at Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery.

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

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Oct 19, 2021

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