By 'Editor, LDSCaNews'
Community Leader Dies At 75
TABER, ALBERTA, CANADA -- Irene Jensen of Taber passed away last
Monday at the age of 75. Many local members and southern Albertans
remember her dedicated service to various community organisations.
Jensen was born in Russia in 1925 and immigrated with her family in
1930. By the time she was 16, her parents moved to Taber, but soon
they left for British Columbia. She opted to stay back and got work
at a local restaurant. Two years later she married Elmer Jensen on
what was then Dominion Day.
After returning home from Moose Jaw following the couple of years her
husband served in the Air Force, she got a job at the local hospital
and then later worked for 15 years in the canner until she retired in
Not only was her retirement years spent in various volunteer
capacities throughout Taber, she also served as President of Royal
Canadian Legion ladies Auxiliary and President of the Ladies Lions.
These positions gave Jensen, a member of the Taber Alberta Stake, the
opportunity to walk with the other Legion ladies in each annual
Jensen, a mother of two, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of
four, enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, gardening, and cooking.
Lethbridge Herald, 14 June 2001
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