Ronald Soren Jensen, 72, of San Diego, Calif. left this world to meet his heavenly Father Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Sharpe-Grossmont Hospital in San Diego.

Ronald was born along with a twin brother on April 4, 1932 to Christen A. and Emma Larsen Jensen. Ronald was raised and educated in the Bickleton area until his parents moved to Grandview, where he graduated with the class of 1950. He participated in the Order of DeMolay. He attended college in California for a short-time, but his love for and interest in flying took him from his collegiate endeavors. He spent time learning to fly at the facilities in Prosser and Yakima. Charlie MacAllister’s signature on his pilot’s license was a source of great pride to Ron. He spent the next few years flying and doing farm work and during this time he met Maxine Elizabeth Walker, who became his wife in 1956.

Ronald served his country with an enlistment in the U.S. Navy. Sea time was spent on the aircraft carriers BonHomme Richard and Kearsarge. After his naval service, the couple moved to the San Diego area, where they settled with their family.

Ronald spent time as a deputy sheriff and as a shop foreman for United Parcel Service. In 1971-72 Ronald returned to his hometown and worked in agriculture for an uncle for a couple of years before returning to California.

He is survived by two sons, Soren Jensen of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Richard Jensen of Everett; five grandchildren, Richard, Marjorie and Robert Jensen, Christen Miller and Kyle Lownieski; a sister, Marian Toste of Livermore, Calif.; and a brother, Sherman Jensen of Bickleton.

Ronald was preceded in death by his twin brother; his parents; and his wife.

Memorial services will be held Monday, April 4, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Bickleton. Contributions in memory of Ron can be made to the Rebekah Lodge or the charity of your choice.


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