|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1911|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 2000|
Faye came from a very good Mormon family. Her parents were Lettie Marinda Stevens and James Peter Jensen. She along with all but the oldest child, was born in the Jensen home in Sanford, Colorado. She had seven siblings. She was the fifth born into the Jensen family.
Her siblings are:
Leila 1903-1966 Memorial# 13156587
Marba 1904-1999 Memorial# 7194672
Melva 1907-1978 Memorial# 7730915
James Stevens 1909-1990 Memorial# 64655610
Walter (Scotty)LaGrande 1914-2006 Memorial# 13473064
Ardell 1916-2005 Memorial# 12878126
Josephine 1918-2007 Memorial# 22754535
Faye had a great sense of humor and was always fun to be around. She was educated to be a school teacher and taught before she was married.
Faye Jensen married Ephraim Larson July 17, 1934 in the LDS Logan Temple in Logan, Utah. She was 23 years old and he was 52. It was her first and only marriage and his second. His first wife, Lilly Barney, died and left him with three daughters, Berniece, Maxine and Gwendolyn. Ephraim "Doc" and Faye had five children together. Two daughters and three sons. The youngest child, Pamela Sue Larson Smith 1954-2000, died at the age of 45 of breast cancer leaving a husband and several children, I think five.
Below are the words written by her husband, Ephraim, in his life's history.
Faye Jensen lived in Sanford, Colorado. She came to Mesa with her cousin Cleona Olsen who was coming to marry my nephew, M. Foss C. Smith. When Faye arrived in Mesa she was very ill. My brother Reo, who had lived in Colorado, was well acquainted with the Jensen family. He brought her to me for treatment. I was sure she was the one for me.
I sent her an invitation to listen to the Orpheus Club Broadcast. There were several cards sent back and forth, and then on my next vacation I went to see her and meet her family. The next Christmas I invited her to come and see us and let me convince her that Phoenix was a nice place to live.
We were married in July 1934 in the Logan Temple. The night we returned to Phoenix it was 114 in the shade. Faye thought she had "jumped out of the frying pan into the fire".
Faye was like my wife Lilly in many ways, especially regarding her church obligations. She had come from a staunch LDS family and had been taught to attend to her duties as well as her tithes and offerings. She was soon put to work in the Stake Primary and it wasn't long until she felt at home and made many friends. She helped all she could to make our house into a home and to rear our children.
I was blessed with five more children, namely Carolyn, Wade, Jeffrey, Steven and Pamela Sue. I was 72 years old when Pamela was born, which is rather a record in itself.
James Peter Jensen (1873 - 1931)
Lettie Marinda Stevens Jensen (1877 - 1960)
Ephraim Larson (1882 - 1981)*
Lelia Jensen Messervy (1903 - 1966)*
Marba Jensen White (1904 - 1999)*
Melva Jensen Layton (1907 - 1978)*
James Stevens Jensen (1909 - 1990)*
Faye Jensen Larson (1911 - 2000)
Walter LeGrande Jensen (1914 - 2006)*
Ardell Jensen Miner (1916 - 2005)*
Josephine Jensen Johnson (1918 - 2007)*
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Julie
Record added: May 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110362032