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Date of Birth April 16, 1933

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Date of Passing December 01, 2016

Eldon Lloyd Jensen

from Elk grove, California, United States

April 16, 1933 - Dec. 4, 2016 Eldon Lloyd Jensen, 83, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, in Elk Grove. Eldon was born on April 16, 1933 in Cowley WY to Theron and Veva (Johnson) Jensen. He grew up on a cattle and sugar beet farm in Cowley and graduated from Cowley High School in 1951. During his high school years he played basketball, football, wrestling, and participated in the F.F.A. and school plays. While attending Brigham Young University, he met and married Patricia L. Chandler, of Chico, on June 6, 1953. Eldon served in the Army as a draftsman during the Korean War and was stationed in San Francisco, and Japan. He returned to Cowley, WY for a short period and then moved to Chico where he graduated from Chico State University. In 1961, Eldon and his family moved to the Vacaville / Fairfield area where he began his teaching career. Eldon taught at Vacaville and Armijo High Schools for over 40 years and at Solano Community College as a part-time instructor for 20 years. He enjoyed teaching graphic arts, photography, woodshop, drafting, math, science, and coached wrestling. During the summer months, he loved to travel. Eldon also enjoyed telling stories about his childhood adventures growing up on the farm in Cowley and was an avid reader. His hobbies included woodworking, photography, stained glass, and family history. He is survived by his four children, Lora Jensen of Suisun, Bruce (Susan) Jensen of Vacaville, James Lawrence "Larry" (Sharon) Jensen of Elk Grove, and Janet (Jose) Perez of Vacaville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brothers, Norman Jensen of Gridley, Ken (Vicki) Jensen of Turlock, Edward Jensen of Gridley, Grant (Valerie) Jensen of Greenfield, and his sister, Linda (Vern) Moulton of Eagle Mountain UT; along with nephews, nieces, cousins, and several lifelong friends. Eldon was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Jensen; parents, and brother, Arnold Jensen. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 12, beginning with a viewing at 9 a.m., followed with a service at 10 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 311 Alamo Drive, Vacaville.
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