Jennifer C. Johnson (nee Jensen) passed away peacefully, 4 October 2019 after a 5 year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family at home in Mesa, AZ.
Jennifer was born in Phoenix, AZ to Frank D. and June (Taylor) Jensen. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Jeffrey and daughter Tyree Miller. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ivan and her children: Joel (Deanna), Jason (Susan), Erika Barry (Armondo), Shiloh Murillo (Eduardo), Travis (Sarah), Chris Miller (Teryn), and 22 grandchildren, all of Arizona.
Jennifer lived a life full of laughter and love. She loved all things Christmas, designer napkins and tassels! She will long be remembered for her love of holiday decorating and enjoying the finer things in life.
Jennifer loved movies and keeping track of all her favorite stars. She was our go-to for any and all things related to Hollywood.
Although Jennifer never earned a college degree, she was self-educated via great magazines like the TV Guide, Modern Living and Reader’s Digest. She was an avid reader and often had 3-4 books going at once. No topic was too boring for her. She always had something interesting to say because she was so well-read.
Jennifer loved to travel the world-be it via her extensive reading or in real life. She visited many places and truly marveled at God’s creations with each adventure.
Jennifer’s greatest joy came from her family. Her sweetheart, Ivan, was always her biggest teaser and love of her life. She loved to spend time with each of her children and grandchildren. They loved to go to the summer movies (of course!) and enjoy the popcorn and a Pepsi (extra ice). Don’t forget the seat belt!
Jennifer enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play just about any sport. She was their biggest cheerleader. Everyone knew when she was there as she was often the loudest and most encouraging.
Jennifer’s contagious laugh and faith will be her legacy. She was a long-time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings. However, her favorite was serving the children and youth of the Los Altos ward. She loved teaching and felt her testimony grow each time she taught these children. It was such a special time for her.
Jennifer died just as she lived-with dignity and grace. She was at peace with her life and knew where she was going after her mortal journey was finished. She knew she was a daughter of God and that death was an important part of His plan. Her faith in Jesus Christ and the knowledge that families are eternal helped her through her most difficult times.
Funeral service will be Saturday October 19 at the LDS chapel located at 2300 W Javelina Ave. Mesa, AZ 85202
10-11 am visitation and receiving of friends.
11 am funeral service
Arrangements entrusted to Bunker Family Funeral Home.
For flowers please contact The Cottage Flowers and Gifts.