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Obituary for Kathryn Fay Jensen Ensign

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Kathryn Fay Jensen Ensign

June 28, 1935 - July 9, 2013

Kathryn Fay Jensen Ensign
HUNTSVILLE: Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend Kathryn Fay Jensen Ensign returned to her heavenly home on July 9, 2013 after a short illness.
She was born on June 28, 1935 in Ogden, Utah, the sixth child of Wilmer C. and Isabel Grow Jensen. She was raised and educated in Huntsville, graduated from Weber High School, and attended Weber College and BYU.
Kathryn married Richard Ensign on March 14, 1957 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was a dedicated, loving mother to their four children. They lived in Riverdale for 11 years and then settled in Huntsville. She loved the view of the beautiful Ogden Valley from their home. Kathryn was a devoted wife to Richard and especially enjoyed their retirement years. She often commented about the fun they had together as a couple.
She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many callings including Relief Society President and Counselor, Young Women’s President and Counselor, Primary President and Counselor, Ward Choir Director, Ward Music Chairman, and Compassionate Service Leader.
Richard and Kathryn served a full-time mission for the L.D.S. church assigned to the Salt Lake Family History Library from 1997-1998. They continued to serve at the Ogden Family History Center from 1998 until earlier this year.
Kathryn cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and enjoyed hosting family gatherings. She often invited her grandchildren for sleepovers which included walks to the river bottoms and park playground. She was an avid quilter and made a beautiful quilt for each of her children and grandchildren. Her family enjoyed her homemade chocolates, rolls, raspberry jam, and apple pie and juice. She loved to sing and participated in various choirs and groups throughout the years. Most importantly, she was an example of faith and testimony to everyone around her.
She found joy in serving others. Kathryn cared for her mother, mother-in-law, sister, and neighbors in the later years of their lives. She took great pleasure in her pioneer heritage and compiled extensive family histories and pictures of ancestors to share with relatives. She also volunteered at the Huntsville History Library.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Douglas and Keith, and two sisters, Dorothy and Beth.
She is survived by her dedicated and loving husband of 56 years, four children: Carol (Randy) Coleman of Riverdale, Darla (Robert) Taylor of Layton, Richard (Stephanie) Ensign of Kaysville, and Douglas (Valerie) Ensign of West Haven, one sister Joan (Dwayne) Pace of Wanship, twelve grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at the Huntsville LDS 2nd ward, 277 S. 7400 E. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street in Ogden and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will take place at the Huntsville Cemetery.
The family expresses their appreciation to the staff at VistaCare Hospice in South Ogden, with a special thanks to Ryan and Theresa for their service and kindness. In lieu of flowers, donations to VistaCare Hospice are suggested.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 12, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Huntsville LDS 2nd Ward


277 S. 7400 E., , Huntsville, Utah,

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Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Huntsville LDS 2nd Ward


277 S. 7400 E., , Huntsville, Utah,

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Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013

Huntsville City Cemetery


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Born: June 28, 1935
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gay montgomery posted on 7/15/13

hello Kathyn family. I was sorry to learn about your loss.But glad to know of kathryn's gain.She is in alot better place than here,as you know.Kathryn was the nicest lady I have ever known.I have felt like she was always my friend,too.I think she had everyone thinking that.Yes, You will miss her,but it won.t be but a second in eternites time,you will be seeing her soon. It has been a pleasure to associate with her.I am very thankful for that. Gay Montgomery


Linda and John Babcock posted on 7/12/13

Dear Ensign Family, Your mother/wife/grandmother was certainly a person to be remembered. Her jovial personality and kind demeanor was always so warm and loving. I can remember many times walking down the alley and running into her. Our over the fence chats were wonderful. She was truly concerned about her neighbors and we were so glad she finally conquered her illness and got to live so many more years. Use her as an example to live well and spread true kindness, and you'll live a wonderful life. She will be missed. Love, Linda and John Babcock


Dave & Sherry Spainhower posted on 7/12/13

We are deeply saddened for the sudden loss of Kathryn. I always enjoyed running into her and her sweetheart in the hallways of the Huntsville chapel and visiting for a moment, as well as getting help with family history work. Kathryn's happiness, love of and dedication to the Gospel truly emanated from her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dave & Sherry


Nancy Gridley posted on 7/11/13

Carol, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this very difficult time. Please know that if there is anything you need, I will be there for you my friend. You are such a kind and sweet spirit I am blessed to know you and have you in my life. Love Nance


Gayle Hartelt posted on 7/11/13

I have worked with Sister Ensign at the Family History Library for the past 4-5 years. She has been such a inspiration and help to me. I am so very grateful for the knowledge of Eternal Life and know that friends can meet again. Brother Ensign, I am praying for the love and comfort of our Heavenly Father to be with you and your family at this time. Families are FOREVER and you and your Sweetheart will be together forever. All My Love to you both, Gayle Hartelt


Emil And Joanne Hanson posted on 7/11/13

Richard and family, Jo and I are so sorry for the temporary loss of your sweetheart and mother. Kathryn is a special lady whom we also loved and appreciated. May her family be comforted at this time. Emil and Joanne


Gary & Doreen Matthews posted on 7/11/13

Carol, Just wanted to send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I remember how nice and sweet your mother was when I was little and we were neighbors. Your family was an inspiration to all those who knew you. Sincerely, Gary & Doreen Matthews