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Mary Ellen Jensen

November 20, 1937 November 14, 2018
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Obituary for Mary Ellen Jensen

Mary Ellen (Boyd) Jensen, 80, a life-long resident of Iowa City, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Wednesday, November 14th at home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 AM, Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. Father Steven Witt will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Iowa City. Visitation will be Friday evening from 4pm to 7pm at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30pm. A luncheon will follow the burial at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall (St. Patrick’s Church). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or The Regina Foundation.

Mary Ellen was born November 20th, 1937 in Iowa City, IA, the daughter of Paul and Mary Boyd. Mary Ellen graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1955. In 1957, she married her high-school sweetheart, James (Jim) where they started their journey of sixty-one wonderful years together. Mary Ellen loved to spend time with her family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. One of her favorite sayings to the grandchildren was, “Love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.”

Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, James (Jim) and their six children: James (Jimbo) Jensen, Theresa (Tim) Kleinmeyer, Mike (Fran) Jensen, Kelly Jensen, Kevin Jensen, David (Tami) Jensen and three daughter in-laws Patti, Julie, Deb and son-in-law, Lance (Joan) Crum; her lifelong special friends, Harry and Marilyn Rogers; twenty grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren with one more on the way; her sister-in-law, Marilyn Boyd, sister, Margie (Dick) McNamara, brothers, Mike (Sally) Boyd, Jerry (Linda) Boyd, Tom (Carole) Boyd, Bill (Sheila) Boyd, brothers-in-law, Dick Jensen, Jerry Jensen, and Chuck Jensen, and sister-in-law, Trish Jensen.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Paul H. and Mary L. Boyd, brother, Pat Boyd, sister, Debbie Jensen, brother-in-law’s, Bill and Tom Jensen, and sister-in-law Julie Jensen, and her beloved daughter, Jeanne Crum.

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4:00 PM 11/16/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/16/2018 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

A rosary will be recited at 3:30 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States





9:00 AM 11/17/2018 9:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City

228 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City
228 E. Jefferson Street Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery- Iowa City Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

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