James William Jenson III
Our deeply loved sweetheart, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend, Jim, passed away December 21, 2015 of heart failure.
He was born in Pocatello, Idaho on March 27, 1944 to James William Jenson Jr. and Dorothea Crowell. His family moved to So. California when he was a toddler and lived in Azusa and then Glendora. As a boy he loved exploring the mountains near his home. Jim served a 2 ½ year mission to the land of his ancestors- Sweden. His love for the country and the Swedish people remained in his heart the rest of his life. Jim married his beloved Sandy Tipton on March 29, 1969 in the Los Angeles LDS temple. Their love story is nothing short of amazing! They have 5 children, Jim (Kerrie), Rebecca (deceased), Steve (Mindi), Dave (Tina), and Jeff (Steph). He so loved being a grandpa to 14 grandchildren and considered it to be the best time of his life.
Jim was a faithful and committed member of the LDS church. He understood the doctrine, loved the scriptures and was a talented teacher and an inspired leader. His family and his faith were the most important things in his life. Jim meant so much to so many. We will miss his wisdom, his wonderful talent to fix and build virtually anything, his warm and comforting conversations and his unqualified love for us all. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons and their lovely wives, grandchildren, 2 sisters and a large extended family. He was joyfully greeted in heaven by his only daughter, Becca, his baby grandson, Jarrett, his parents and his sister, Susi. We are saddened to be separated from this wonderful man but our hearts are comforted because of our faith that he is watching over us and that one day we will all be together again.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to the many incredible doctors in whose care Jim has been for many months, and to the IHC Hospice caregivers- especially to his nurse, Susi, who cared for him with great skill and compassion.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 28 at 11 a.m. at the Riverton 3rd Ward, 12998 So. 1300 W. You may greet the family on Sunday, December 27 from 5-7 p.m. or on Monday one hour before the services at the ward address.