|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1930|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 2012|
It is with a great deal of sadness in our hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Virginia Jensen (nee Duncombe) passed away quietly in her sleep on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the age of 82 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, September 13, 2012 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday, September 14, 2012 between 12:00 P.M. and 12:40 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. with Bishop Chris Ward conducting. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Those left to fondly cherish her memory are her children Larry (Brenda) Jensen of Taber, Derek (Brenda) Jensen of Lethbridge, Karen Derksen of Taber, Kendal (Terri) Jensen of Lethbridge; nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Eddie Duncombe; sister Marion Duncombe; sisters-in-law Ellen Jensen, Connie Grigor, Darlene Layton, Shirley Stoltz and Elsie Duncombe; brothers-in-law Ross Jensen and Bill Stoltz. She will be sadly missed by her good friend and great granddaughter Cheyenne Gamache.
Virginia was predeceased by her husband of forty nine years, Fred Jensen; daughter Cheryl Anderson; son-in-law Dave Derksen; daughter-in-law Patricia Jensen; parents Walter and Katie Duncombe; sister Lillian Keeler; brother Wallie Duncombe. She was also predeceased by her mother and father-in-law Nephi and Ivy Jensen as well as Fred's brothers Walter, Roy and Marion Jensen; sisters-in-law Marion Jensen and Betty Jensen.
Virginia was born March 12, 1930, second child to Walter and Katie Duncombe. On September 19, 1947 she married her companion for life, Fred Jensen and moved to Fincastle where they farmed for their entire married life. Virginia loved everything about the farm including working fields and working with the cattle. Nine years after Fred's passing, Virginia left the family farm and moved to Taber where she lived until her passing.
She enjoyed family gatherings, especially Christmas, sneaking around the house with a flashlight with her grandchildren to check out the presents under the tree. Bowling was a large part of her life and won several trophys. She was a long time member of the TOP's club where she also received her KOP's and had made many friends in the club throughout the years. Virginia was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and really enjoyed the Friday night meat draws. She worked in the LDS Church Library for many years.
She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Virginia's name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 - 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3.
Walter Van Duncombe (1899 - 1963)
Katherine Bertha Volk Duncombe (1903 - 1990)
Frederick Nephi Jensen (1922 - 1996)
Cheryl Lynne Jensen Anderson (1949 - 2010)*
Virginia K. Duncombe Jensen (1930 - 2012)
Marion LaRue Duncombe (1933 - 2015)*
Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
Lethbridge Census Division
Created by: TODD STONE
Record added: Sep 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96940260
Added: Apr. 1, 2013