Barbara Jensen

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, February 3, 2024
Knox United Church
4930 49 Street
Killam, Alberta, Canada
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Obituary of Barbara Jensen

Barbara was born to Arthur and Laversa Robertson on December 27, 1938 in Bloomington, Indiana.  She passed away at the age of 85 on January 15, 2024 in Hardisty, Alberta.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Robert Jensen, sister-in-law Vera, brother-in-law Harry and her nephew Robert Black.

She is survived by three sisters (Christina, Nina, and Linda), three brothers (Art, Jerry, John), one daughter, Deanna (Roger) Maertz, and two grandsons, Chance and Adam.

Because her father was a college professor, she had the experience of living in many different cities in the USA during her youth. She attended college to become a dietician, and told Deanna many times how she was 1 course short of a masters degree.

While living in Salt Lake City, Utah, she became friends with Arie Wright, who had moved to Salt Lake City from a tiny place, called Dickson, Alberta, Canada.  Airi thought she might know someone Barb would get along with and introduced her to Robert, through letters.  They married in November of 1970, moving to Roberts farm by Dickson and living there until 1992.  They had one daughter (Deanna) in 1971.  Barb was active in the community, including several years as a Brownie leader, even before her daughter was old enough to join!

Barb’s favourite pastimes were crafting (I think she tried almost everything there was to try!), reading, and volunteering.  She was an active member of Innisfail United Church, until her and Robert moved to Daysland in 2007, serving on Presbytery and several other committees through the years.  She was passionate about social justice and improving lives for everyone.

Memorial donations can be made to the Hardisty or Galahad Auxiliaries, or the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Killam Knox United Church on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 2:00 pm.  Livestream link available upon request for those unable to attend in person.

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