Warren Clyde Jensen, 95 passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born to Fredrick Young Jensen Jr. and Madora LaVerna Rogerson on April 16, 1921 in Monticello, Utah. He married Gloria McAllister on September 5, 1941. They had been dating since they were 14 years old.
In 1944 he was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and was shipped to the Philippines where he served as an infantryman. Upon returning he took advantage of the G.I. bill to get a degree in Physical Education from BYU and then later got a Masters degree in Education from ASU. They moved to Mesa after graduating from Brigham Young University in 1949 to take a teaching position as a seventh and eight grade math teacher at Mesa Junior High. They had two children, Sandra born June 6, 1942, and Warren Clyde Jr. born August 9, 1943.
He taught at Franklin Elementary for several years and then transferred to Mesa Junior High the first year it opened. At Mesa Junior High he taught math, science, and the boys sports teams. He taught there until he retired. He enjoyed many hobbies including leather tooling, silver jewelry making, printing of photographs, and later knitting of baby booties and caps which he donated to hospitals. He was a friend to all.
He participated in many church callings at his ward in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved to serve. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria and his son, Warren.
Funeral services are Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11 am, preceded by visitation at 10 am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lazona Ward (Barkley Building), 1500 E. 6th Avenue in Mesa.
Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.
Warren and Sandra, my condolences to you and all your family. I remember your dad very fondly and I am sure the love and family and friendship will continue throughout the eternities. God bless you all. Jim Kinsey
Thanks Jim. My father (Warren) passed away 7 months ago, so I’m sure it was a great reunion.
Dear Jensen family, we were shocked to read just now that Clyde had passed away. We are very sad that we didn’t know about it. Clyde was a favorite friend. We played card games with him and Gloria at Jed’s mother’s home. We send our condolences to all the family.
One of my favorite people in the whole world! Mr. Jensen was my 7th grade algebra teacher and is responsible for making mental math fun for all of the students at Mesa Jr. He and Gloria became family friends and I stayed in touch with him through the passing years. He and Gloria made a baby quilt for each one of my children and they were considered grandpa and grandma Jensen by my children. When
Gloria passed away, Clyde still drove to Utah by himself to deliver the quilt he had made for our new son. He was a great gardener and shared his sweet pea bouquets with me and another favorite student of his, LeAnn Parry Call. He and Gloria used to come visit our home when we had a bunch of little ones running around. They loved the little ones and brought them crackers they had “saved” from Wendy’s hamburgers:)
We enjoyed playing chicken foot with them and are so grateful they were part of our lives. My boys were recipients of the water bottle rockets and spent many hours enjoying that contraption he made for them. Clyde was very handy. I will miss his sweet demeanor but I know that his reunion with Gloria was a sweet one❤️
To Mr. Jensen’s family, I’m deeply sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from Jehovah God’s promises in the Bible at Revelation 21: 3, 4 and John 5: 28, 29 that there will soon be a time when there will be no more death, and we will see our dead loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.