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Loretta Ruth Jensen Curtis
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1909
Fountain Green
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1975
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Ruth is my great-grandmother.
Loretta Ruth Jensen was born at home in Fountain Green, Utah, the daughter of Francis Loren Jensen and Laretta Carter.

She met and married Truman Curtis from Moroni, Utah on January 7, 1928 in Moroni, Utah. They were sealed for time and all eternity on June 18, 1969 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple by President Selvoy J. Boyer. Truman preceded her in death on November 8, 1970.

Ruth was a resident of Fountain Green until she moved to Salt Lake County following her marriage. Throughout their marriage, Truman and Loretta resided at 412 East 200 South, 124 South 600 East, 291 East South Temple Street, 262 Kenmar Place, 138 East 800 South, and 336 Owen Place, all of which were located in the Downtown district of Salt Lake City; 373 East 2100 South in South Salt Lake; 248 West 400 North in the Marmalade District of the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Salt Lake City; and 557 North Tiffany Court (235 West) in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Salt Lake City; as well as 461 South Blair Street (357 East) and 463 South Blair Street (357 East), both of which were located in the Downtown district of Salt Lake City. In 1967, they moved to 3581 South 700 East in Millcreek, where they resided for the rest of their lives.

Ruth enjoyed cooking, and was well-known for her chili and peanut butter fudge, recipes that are still used by her family today. She was a lifelong member of the Democratic Party. From 1970 until her death, she worked at Deseret Industries in Murray.

Ruth was a breast cancer survivor and had been in remission for over twenty years before it returned. Unfortunately, the cancer metastasized and ravaged her entire body for over a year before she died. Loretta passed away suddenly at LDS Hospital in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City on Wednesday, October 15, 1975 at 6:50 a.m. of cardiac arrest and several other complications following surgery for head and neck cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer, multiple strokes, heart complications, and kidney failure. She was sixty-five years old.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 17, 1975 at 10:00 a.m. in the Winder Eleventh Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 951 East 3825 South in Millcreek. A viewing was held on Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Estates Mortuary located at 5850 South 900 East in Murray, and at the Church one hour prior to the services.
Following the conclusion of the funeral services, the funeral procession escorted Ruth's remains to the Redwood Memorial Estates Cemetery in Bennion (now Taylorsville), where she was interred beside her husband.

Summary of funeral services:
Funeral services were held under the direction of Michael J. Mazuran.
The family prayer was offered by Paul Curtis.
The prelude and postlude music was offered by Lillian Dittman.
The invocation was offered by Spencer Curtis.
Musical numbers performed included: "In The Garden," which was performed by Patricia Reeding and accompanied by Lila Fieldien; "I Need Thee Every Hour," which was performed by Fritz A. Barthel, Earl Jackman, Gwen Jackman, and Eve Webb, and was accompanied by Mary Jensen; and "Sometime We'll Understand," which was performed by Patricia Reeding and accompanied by Lila Fieldien.
Speakers included: Glen Olsen and Seymour J. Godfrey.
The benediction was offered by Bishop Michael J. Mazuran.
The grave was dedicated by Newell Jensen.
Pallbearers included: Gary Price, Kirk Allen, Rod McCaroll, Bob Olsen, Kenneth Curtis, and Don Curtis.
REST IN PEACE. 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Loren Jensen (1884 - 1968)
  Laretta Carter Jensen (1888 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Truman Curtis (1910 - 1970)*
 
 Children:
  Georgia Royce Curtis Nielsen (1928 - 1997)*
  Beverly Jeanne "Jean" Curtis Mills (1931 - 1993)*
  Brent T. Curtis (1933 - 1999)*
  Don Kenneth Curtis (1938 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Loretta Ruth Jensen Curtis (1909 - 1975)
  George Newell Jensen (1911 - 1986)*
  Erma Ann J. Jensen (1913 - 1950)*
  Loren Carter Jensen (1916 - 1917)*
  Georgia Loreina Jensen (1919 - 1920)*
  Lucille Jensen Wilson Jensen (1930 - 2007)**
  Frances Fern Jensen Morley (1931 - 2011)**
  Grant Loren Jensen (1933 - 1961)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Redwood Memorial Cemetery
West Jordan
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: Garden of Revelation
GPS (lat/lon): 40.63195, -111.94022
 
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Aug 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15404243
Loretta Ruth <i>Jensen</i> Curtis
Added by: Ryan Curtis
 
Loretta Ruth <i>Jensen</i> Curtis
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Loretta Ruth <i>Jensen</i> Curtis
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It's time to celebrate all that is beautiful about an eternity built by love. Sending loving thoughts to both of you, Loretta ~ Happy Anniversary.
- Edie xღxღxღ
 Added: Jun. 18, 2014

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
Celebrating the birth of someone very special ~ YOU, Loretta. Heavenly Blessings and Love, are wished for you today and always.
- With Love Always, Edith ƸӜƷ
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013
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