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Jensen, John E.

d. October 9, 2015

Jensen, John E.

John E. Jensen - age: 63
(May 05, 1952 to October 09, 2015 )
Resident of Ukiah, California

Obituary:
John E. Jensen
John E. Jensen passed to a better place on October 9, 2015. John was born in 1952 in Reno, Nevada, the son of John and Dorothy Jensen. He grew up in Ferndale, California, where he was active in sports. John served two years in the United States Army, including time in Germany. After his service, John started Oak Valley Nursery with his brother, Henry, in November 1974. The Nursery was a family affair with dedicated help and hard work by John’s father, John, his mother, Dorothy, John’s wife Sally, and his brother Andy. John was a knowledgeable and dedicated nurseryman who loved helping people with vegetable and plant growing.
John enjoyed playing golf, hunting and fishing, and watching his teams, the Seahawks and Giants. John was a life-long animal lover.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy, and his brother Henry. John is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sally, brothers Andy and Bo (Jan), sister Maja (Bob Reid) and several nieces and nephews. His hearty laughter, generosity, and loving spirit will be missed by his family and many, many friends.
Please join John’s family to celebrate his life and share memories at the Ukiah Valley Golf Course on Saturday, October 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Donations to the Ukiah High School golf team or other charity in John’s memory would be appreciated.



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