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Carol Joy Humphries Jensen

May 30, 1945 - July 18, 2012

Carol Joy Humphries JensenBeloved mother, wife, sister, neighbor and world’s greatest grandma ever, Carol Joy Humphries Jensen passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at her home in South Ogden. Born May 30, 1945, she is the daughter of Claude W. (Bud) Humphries and Norma Harrop Humphries. On February 20, 1964, she married DeLoy Hughes Jensen; they celebrated 48 years together raising their two children and seven grandchildren. Carol graduated from Ogden High School and Weber State University. She worked for the IRS as a manager and supervisor in Ogden and Salt Lake City. In her teenage years, she cooked at Ogden’s famous Bob’s Barbeque, which her family operated.”Grammy” had a zest for life. She had a recognizable laugh that followed her wherever she went. She was well known at Grandview Elementary, Shadow Valley Elementary, Mount Ogden Junior High and Children’s Classic as the ultimate volunteer grand-parent because she was always available and never said no. Her passions were her grandchildren, golf, travel and coin collecting. Forever in our memories will be the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and her famous chocolate pies, Christmas mornings with her unforgettable rolls and a breakfast nobody finished before tearing into the piles of gifts that she insisted on delivering one at a time, and Easter Sunday with the hunt for candy that wasn’t all found until mid-summer. Gathering at Grammy’s house was greatest of traditions. Swimming parties, NFL football, Jazz games, March Madness, Superbowl Sunday, and all other excuses to gather would start with snack and sodas and finish with a big mess that she insisted on cleaning up herself. Grammy was the most unselfish and giving person, always taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren that she cherished dearly. Even the family dogs knew they would get spoiled during the Sunday visits. Gorgeous, Beautiful, Trouble, Squishy, Stinker, Tinky Boy, Mia, Rhyle Guy-lie, Jaimee-Jo, C, and my boy, are loving words from a familiar voice that will be forever missed. Carol not only cared for her immediate family but was always concerned with the welfare of extended family, neighbors and friends. She especially enjoyed the talks with her neighbor Sally.Carol is survived by her husband Dee, son Scott, daughter Cherie (Jon) Hanson, grandchildren Cassie, Joshua, Jeremy, Ciara, Jaimee, Rhyle, Hayden and brother Brent. She was preceded in death by her father and mother.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday July 27, 2012 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. A viewing will be held on Thursday July 26, 2012 from 6-8 pm and one hour prior to the services, also at the mortuary.Interment in Aultorest Memorial Park.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Date: Friday, July 27, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 27, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Carol Joy Humphries Jensen

Born: May 30, 1945
Died: July 18, 2012

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Laurie Goodell posted on 9/11/12

I was brought to tears when I heard that my 2nd Mom had passed. Being best friends with her daughter Cherie I was always at their home. One great memory I have is when she took Cherie and I to Rax roast beef and she had such a great sense of humor combined with that one of a kind laugh, we were joking around about the mobile (car) we were riding in, right after I took a drink of sprite I broke out laughing, choking and having sprite comming out of my nose everywhere, I couldn't quit laughing all the way home. Thank goodness we grabbed several napkins we needed or should I say I needed them. I will miss hearing her signature laugh and just feeling right at home when I was at her home. Carol you are with my Mom and both of you are beautiful angles with daughters that love and miss you everyday. Cherie we have so many years and memories and many of those with our Mom's. My thoughts, prayers and love is always with you and your family.. Love,Laurie G


Marsha Bates posted on 7/29/12

I was deeply saddened when I read about the passing of Carol. She was such a sweet soul and totally devoted to her family. I taught four of her grandchildren and Carol was always there to help with field trips, art projects, or just to check up and see how her grandchildren were doing. She was always so friendly and kind. I considered Carol a friend that I could easily talk to about anything. I'm sorry I didn't even know she was ill or I would have come to visit her. My thoughts and prayers will be with her family in the days and weeks ahead. My sympathy for your great loss of a dear woman.Marsha BatesShadow Valley Teacher


Claudia Johnson posted on 7/26/12

Dear Deloy,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet wife. I know you were very much 'in love' with her. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I am so glad you have your family and friends there to help and support you.Claudia Johnson (E&S)


Koray & Saadet Seyithanoglu posted on 7/26/12

Dearest Deloy and rest of the Jensen Family, we recently heard about the great loss you have had and we wish for Carol a restful life in Heaven and pray that God give you all the strength to cope with her departure. May God bless her Soul.Koray & Saadet.


Marren Eberle Grant posted on 7/25/12

DeLoy, Scott & Cherie, Brent, and other family members,My heart goes out to all of you and your family with this terrible, unexpected loss. Carol's unique laughter, zest, enthuasism, and vivaciousness will live on in my memories of Carol. When I was a little girl, Carol was very much like a surrogate mother to me. She always made herself available, and I cannot ever recall a harshness in her tone of voice. She was thoughtful beyond measure to others. The last memory that I had of Carol, was her request for me to make her two grandsons Super Hero Capes. It was very important for her to give these to the boys, so they could romp and play with gusto. (Very much like their grandmother....) In fact, I deeply suspect Carol and DeLoy put them on when the boys went home.... Play was and is their family motto....Much love and condolences. Marren Eberle Grant and Brian Garrett Alford


The Brewer's posted on 7/25/12

We are so sorry for you loss.Carol was always so loving and kind throughout the years.Always made us feel welcome and always going out of her way to help.Her laugh was contagious.Sorry we will not be able to attend.Please know we are thinking of you all praying that God would comfort you during this difficult time. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.Much Love ,The Brewer's in Cali. Tom, Dina, Jake, Jonah, James & Alice


Cheryl Ekstom Smith posted on 7/24/12

Carol was one of my favorite reatives. She always made me laugh. I enjoyed working with her ar IRS too. She will be missed.


Wendy Millard Phillips posted on 7/24/12

Carol was a great mom. I have so many memories of her but mostly I remember her always with a smile. Take care, Cherie. I'm thinking about you and your family and wishing you well.