Ruth Constance <I>Huntington</I> Jensen

Ruth Constance Huntington Jensen

Birth
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 11 May 1969 (aged 35)
Chino Hills, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Burial Covina, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Cherished Memory, Map 1B0, Lot 9743, Space 1
Memorial ID 94393345 View Source

Covina Family of Five Dies in Plane Crash

A Covina Family of five--on a Mother's Day outing to Lake Havasu--was killed Sunday (May 11, 1969) when their rented airplane crashed and exploded in an empty field after taking off from Chino Airport.

The dead were identified as Richard A. Jensen, 32, an engineer-technician at Los Angeles radio station KPOL; his wife Ruth, 35; and their sons Joseph, 11; John, 7; and James, 5, all of 660 Jalapa Drive, Covina, California.

The five, according to airport officials, apparently died instantly when their single-engine Cessna 172 (N78435) crashed into a field and exploded. The plane left the Chino Airport runway at 6:08 a.m. The accident occurred a mile from the airport, less than four minutes after takeoff. Two witnesses said they heard the airplane sputtering and saw the craft plunging straight down.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
May 12, 1969

Ruth Constance Jensen was the daughter of Stanley George Huntington and Florence Alma Fowler. She left two brothers, Stanley Charles Huntington and Daniel Fowler Huntington.

She married Richard Albeck Jenson in Dade, Florida in May 1958.

Prior to living in Covina, California, the family resided at 745 N. Hyacinth Avenue in West Covina, California.


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