|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1921|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 2007|
Former Pierre resident Helen M. Hansen Jensen passed away on April 21, 2007 in Sacramento, Calif.
Helen was born in Pierre on Oct. 16, 1921. She attended Pierre schools and worked as a legal secretary for the South Dakota state legislature before her family relocated to Rancho Cordova, Calif. in 1958.
Helen was the beloved wife of Carl Christian Jensen, also formerly of Pierre. Carl preceded Helen in death in 1996.
Five children survive Helen - Robert Carl Jensen of Rancho Cordova; Joanne Jensen of Sacramento; Kris Hartley of Colorado Springs; Wayne Jensen of Pasco, Wash.; and Roger Jensen of Rancho Cordova. Eight grandchildren also survive Helen - Steven Hartley; Kate Park; Jesse Jensen; Arne, Rachael and Carley Jensen; and Helen and Kristi Wakefield.
Also surviving Helen are her sisters Marilyn Hagerty of Grand Forks, N.D., and Shirley Shinn of Tucson, Ariz., as well as her sisters-in-law Erna Hansen and Carley Jensen of Pierre. Brothers Harley and Walter Hansen preceded Helen in death. Other survivors are nieces and nephews Roseanne Leong, Paul and Mark Jensen; Jan Cook, Julie Nauman and Jenifer Holmes; JW Hansen; Madlyn and Harley Hansen and Karen Jackson; Gail and Bob Hagerty and Carol Werner; and Daniel Jensen.
Helen and her family were previous members of Lutheran Memorial Church of Pierre. A memorial service was held for Helen on April 28, 2007 at Grace American Lutheran Church of Rancho Cordova, California. A committal service will be held at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, when Helen will be inurned together with her husband Carl in the beautiful place where her two brothers, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and nephew are also remembered and honored.
Capital Journal May 25, 2007
Mads Hansen (1885 - 1942)
Thyra Matilda Linnett Hansen (1893 - 1935)
Carl Christian Jensen (1918 - 1996)
Harley Linnet Hansen (1919 - 2006)*
Helen Marie Hansen Jensen (1921 - 2007)
Walter L Hansen (1922 - 1999)*
Black Hills National Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Section G, Site 706
Maintained by: Kayla Shriver
Originally Created by: In memory of Scott
Record added: May 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19529742