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Theoda Violet Campbell Jensen
Birth: Sep. 3, 1909
Franklin County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1986
Alameda County
California, USA

Written by her daughter Julie S. Jensen Phillips

Written Oct. 28, 2012

Theoda Violet Campbell Jensen and James Stevens Jensen divorced in 1955. Theoda never remarried. She raised three daughters named Julie Sandra Jensen (Phillips), Janna Sue Jensen (Smith) and Jacquelyn Stacy Jensen (Walden).

Theoda's maiden name is Campbell. She and James came to Oakland, California in 1945 from Pocatello, Idaho. They were both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but were not active until their later years. My dad became active again around 1970 after marring his third wife and my mother became active again after the divorce and went to the Oakland Temple to receive her endowments on June 3, 1967. My mother was the second wife.

Theoda was the oldest of six children born to Fredrick Henry Campbell and Sarah Violet Morrison Campbell. All of the children were born and raised in Idaho.

Theoda was a beautician and was an instructor in beauty school. She had to quit because of allergies to the solutions that were used to process the hair. She then married and became a mother of three and stayed home to raise them until she had to go to work after the divorce in 1955. She then later started doing a childcare business which she did for many years and was very giving to the mothers and children and worked very hard. She lived in Oakland, CA from 1945 to 1982 and then lived in Pleasanton near her daughter.

She was always there for her children to help in anyway and never much thought of herself.

She had nine grandchildren: Ronda, Rami, Robin, Raquel, Gary, Leslie, Adam, Natalie and Nathan and one great granddaughter, Jennifer. Robin, she was very close too. She died of PSP - Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a rare brain disorder that causes serious and progressive problems with control of gait and balance, along with complex eye movement and thinking problems. It causes many problems as your body turns to stone. Approximately 6 people per 100,000 population have PSP. She eventually died of pneumonia.

She and my mother in law, Reathel V. Collins Phillips, were next door neighbors and good friends. Reathel joined the LDS Church and they went to church, shopped, ate together and watched out for each other. This was after they had raised their children and both lived alone. My mother was the only one that drove a car, Reathel never drove a car, so they would jump in my mom's 1964 Firebird with a 350 engine and come to Pleasanton to visit us.

They were both good women.

Here is her obituary below:

Theoda V. Jensen

Theoda V. Jensen of Pleasanton, died Thursday, July , 1986, at the Pleasanton Convalescent Hospital. She was 76.

A native of Idaho, she lived in Oakland, CA, for 40 years before moving to Pleasanton two and a half years ago. She worked in child care for 20 years while in Oakland.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by three daughters, Julie Phillips of Pleasanton, CA, Janna Gardner of Carson City, NV, and Jacqulyn Walden of San Leandro, CA; two sisters, Leone Wallace and Vonda Arnold, both of Boise, Idaho; one brother, Adam Campbell of Ogden, Utah; nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter, Jennifer.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6101 Valley Avenue, Pleasanton, with burial to follow at the Roselawn Cemetery in Livermore, CA. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 675 Saint John Street in Pleasanton.

Information added from the funeral program:

Family Prayer: Robert L. Phillips
Conducting: Bishop Thomas Burton
Pianist: Beth Merrill
Invocation: Henry Brown
Eulogy: Marilyn Brown
Vocal Solo: Ann Coltrin "O My Father"
Speaker: Frank C. Higham
Speaker: Bishop Thomas Burton
Vocal Solo: Ann Coltrin "Nearer My God to Thee"
Benediction: Timothy Tymm

Buried on Monday, July 7, 1986 at Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Robert L. Phillips, Ron Gardner, David Jackson, Lewis Walden, Gary Hallman, Matthew Carter. Dedication of the grave: Robert L. Phillips


Theoda Jensen: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

Name: Theoda Jensen
State of Issue: Idaho
Date of Birth: Friday, September 03, 1909
Date of Death: Wednesday, July 1986
Est. Age at Death: 76 years, 10 months
Last known residence:
City: San Leandro
County: Alameda
State: California
ZIP Code: 94577
Family links: 
  Fredrick Henry Campbell (1887 - 1970)
  Sarah Violet Morrison Campbell (1888 - 1969)
  James Stevens Jensen (1909 - 1990)
  Theoda Violet Campbell Jensen (1909 - 1986)
  Duard Fredrick Campbell (1911 - 1979)*
  Adam Joseph Campbell (1915 - 2008)*
  Vella Irene Campbell Witters (1919 - 1986)*
  Leone Campbell Wallace (1923 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Her children arise up, and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:28
Roselawn Cemetery
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Section K, Row 5, Grave 30
Maintained by: Julie
Originally Created by: countedx58
Record added: Jan 29, 2005
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