Jerry Lee Bentsen

  • Birth 14 Jun 1962 Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
  • Death 23 Sep 2005 Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
  • Plot Section 13, Lot 21, Sp 6
  • Memorial ID 53030981

Montpelier- Jerry Lee Bentsen, 43 left his struggle with life on Friday, Sept. 23, 2005. He was born June 14, 1962,to Larry G. Bentsen and Josephine Gilson Taylor Bentsen. he atteneded school in Montpelier, Idaho. He and Lynn Marshall had a daughter, Ashley Jo, who was his pride and joy. He was married to Kimberly May in October 2004.

Jerry was self employed and a very talented builder and carpenter. He was happy when he was building creating things of beauty. He began at a very young age at the side of his father, putting roofs on homes, and many homes in the valley have his talented workmanship in and on them. His talents grew as he began remodeling homes and then building homes. He was very proud of the home built for his mother and stepfather in Garden City, Utah, and the homes he built and the work he did with his friend and cousin, Gary Sims.

He loved antiques and enjoyed restoring them to their former beauty, and also making unque aquariums for others. He also enjoyed cooper work on homes, and did the copper work on the Utah Jazz Player, Jeff Hornecek's home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He loved nature and animals. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle; the wind made on his face and in his hair and the sense of freedom it gave him. He loved people (especially children), and enjoyed visiting with them, helping them and making them laugh. But his ultimate joy and happiness came from being with his wonderful daughter, Ashley Jo. She was the apple of his eye and ray of hope. Jerry was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Jerry is survived by his beloved daughter, Ashley Jo; his wife, Kimberly; his father, Larry G. Bentsen of Montpelier, Idaho; his mother, Josephine Wamsley of Garden City, Utah; two sisters, Connie (Larry) Taylor Hymas of Montpelier, Idaho, and Velvet (David) Taylor Rattelade of Wake Forest, North Carolina; two nieces, Kimberly Parsons and Krista Taylor; and a nephew, Eric Hymas. He was proceced in death by his brother, Douglas Taylor, and his grandparents..

Funeral Serviced will be Thursday, Sept. 29, at noon at Matthews Mortuary Chapel. Friends may call at Matthews Mortuary, 702 clay st., in Montpeilier, on Thursday morning from 11 to 11:45a.m. Burial will be held in the Montpelier Cemetery.

Gravesite Details father of Ashley Jo, Son of Larry Bentsen, & Josephine Gilson Taylor Bentsen Wamsley, Brother of Douglas Ross Taylor





  • Maintained by: Connie Hymas
  • Originally Created by: In Memory of Margo & Jens
  • Added: 30 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53030981
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jerry Lee Bentsen (14 Jun 1962–23 Sep 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53030981, citing Montpelier City Cemetery, Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Connie Hymas (contributor 47108360) .