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Obituary for DeVon Charles Jensen

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DeVon Charles Jensen

September 14, 1931 - March 23, 2018

DeVon (De) Charles Jensen died on March 23, 2018. He was born in Ogden, Utah, on September 14, 1931, a son of William C. and E. Vivian Wahlstrom Jensen. He married Shirley M. Hawn in 1955.  They were divorced in 1979.  He then married Mary Louise Mitchell Carney in 1985.

DeVon graduated from Ogden High School, Weber State College, Utah State University, and attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  He worked his way through college at the O.U.R.&D. Company.  He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Navy with the SeaBees in the Philippines.

He was employed in Personnel or Human Resource Management with Continental Baking Company, Christensen Diamond Products, E Systems, Alta Industries, Natter Manufacturing and Texscan Corporation.  Both before and after retirement, he was a consultant to many fine companies.

DeVon was past president of the Utah Personnel Association (SHRM) and past president of the Mount Ogden Toastmasters Club (1614) and Deputy Governor.  He served in many positions with the Salt Lake Exchange Club and other civic organizations.  He was a life member of the Elks, BPOE 719.  He was a member of the Catholic Church.

He was known to occasionally swing a golf club, cast a fly upon the water, especially in Island Park, ID., and enjoyed hunting, camping, boating and other fun activities.

“Don’t mourn, just let me go.  I lived a life better than most.  Remember our love for each other.  The love didn’t leave with my body.”

He is survived by his wife Mary; daughter Rochelle S. Jensen, Layton, UT; sons, Curtis C. (Mary) Jensen, Provo, UT; Darrin D. (Mary) Jensen, Clinton, UT,; step-daughter Patti (Chris) Zimmerman, Ogden, UT; stepsons, Richard (Lota) Carney, Ocean Park, WA and Mike Carney, LakeTahoe, NV; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Maythel Hawley, Pacific Beach, CA; and his wife, Mary Louise Mitchell Carney.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Leon (Noel) Jensen; brother, Lowell (Carol) Jensen.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on April 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 East 5550 South, South Ogden, UT.

Inurnment at Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Services provided by Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.  Condolences can be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.


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Funeral Mass will be celebrated on April 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 East 5550 South, South Ogden, UT.


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Born: September 14, 1931
Died: March 23, 2018

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Charles Lindquist posted on 4/8/18

Dear Mary; I extend my sincere condolence to you in the loss of DeVon. He was a long time friend and class mate. Best wishes to you. Sincerely , Charles Lindquit


Bill and Joan Sullivan posted on 4/2/18

Mary, We are so sorry about the loss of Dee. He was truly your "other half". We will be there to say 'so long' to DeVon.It is so comforting to know we will be together again someday soon. Be strong and take good care of yourself. Please don't hesitate to call us anytime. Love and prayers, Bill and Joan Sullivan OblSB


Tom & Marcia Hartman posted on 3/28/18

Tom and I send our deepest sympathy to all your family. Never had the pleasure of meeting De Von but this wonderful obituary speaks volumes as to the amazing man he was who loved life and lived it to the fullest. Heck Darrin we have never met you. However we love the pictures we have seen of you and cousin Mary and how happy you both look. Especially with the adorable grandsons. Love the camping trips, parties like Halloween and just enjoying friends and family as a happy couple. Again our heartfelt sympathy to you and family. God Bless You! Sincerely, From Ohio cousins,