|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1917|
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 1998|
BOSSIER CITY, LA – Memorial services for Bruce Henry Jensen, 80, who died June 3 at Veterans' Administration Medical Center in Alexandria, will be held at 7 p.m. June 4 at First United Methodist Church in Mansfield. Reverend Leland Wade will officiate, assisted by Reverend James Flowers, Rector of Christ Memorial Episcopal.
Commander Jensen, son of Martin and Marjorie Miller Jensen, was born in Philadelphia, PA and reared in Saratoga Springs, NY. He received his officer training at the Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, and earned his bachelor's degree from LSU, and his master's from Western Reserve in Cleveland.
He served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam before retiring in 1964, then moved with his family to Mansfield, where he resided until his death. In Desoto Parish, he pursued further careers in teaching and social work. He dedicatedly served the American Legion and the 40&8, and was active in the Methodist Church.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 50 years, Virginia Heard Jensen; three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Barry Musgrove of Bossier City; Katherine and Joe Field of Lincoln, NE; Elizabeth and Jim Daws of Atlanta; six grandchildren, Matthew Musgrove, Anne Musgrove; Holley Field, Jake Field, Summer Daws, and Shelby Daws; one great-grandson, Andrew Musgrove; and one sister, Norma Genne of Minneapolis.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Cdr. Bruce H. Jensen to LSU Alumni Foundation, 3838 West Lakeshore Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808 or to Disabled American Veterans, Department of Louisiana, 1885 Wooddale Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.
Boone Funeral Home Bossier Chapel, 742-5361
Note: Life Member of American Legion Cedar Grove Post No. 6.
Specifically: Memorial Service
Created by: Shawn Bohannon
Record added: Jan 27, 2012
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