Obituary of Jeffrey Lynn Jensen |

Obituary of Jeffrey Lynn Jensen

Jeffrey Lynn Jensen of Grass Valley passed away on June 30, 2017. He was 56.

He was born on Christmas day 1960, the son of Martha Clementine Jensen and Lafayette Farrel Jensen Jr.

He went to school in Hayward, California and in his early years excelled in swimming, earning many medals and ribbons, also playing baseball for Mt. Eden High School. He graduated from Mt. Eden and went on to build a career for himself driving trucks, which he truly loved, and operating a variety of heavy equipment. Jeff lived for a time in Santa Cruz, California, eventually moving to Grass Valley. Jeff never married, but with a quick wit and wry humor he made friends easily and was always eager to help others in need. He would walk his neighbor’s dogs when they couldn’t and gave gift cards to their owners so they could buy their pets “something nice” for Christmas. “We all loved Jeff,” exclaimed a neighbor when hearing of his passing. He never had a harsh word for anyone and was truly trying to live a life of humility and service to his fellows. He will be missed.

The youngest of five children, he is survived by a sister Jennifer Jane Marks of Oak Harbor, WA.; three brothers, Lawrence Duane Jensen of Hayward, California, Richard Alan Jensen of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and James Farrel Jensen of Athol, Idaho; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sammie’s Friends online at for Sammie’s Friends Animal Shelter, 14647 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949 or to Animal Save at P.O Box 817, Grass Valley, CA. 95945

A celebration of life and potluck will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the recreation center of the Berryhill Apartments, 126 W. Berryhill Drive, Grass Valley. Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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