Lois M. Jensen

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 Lois Marie Jensen was born October 20, 1927 in Los Angeles California.  Her parents were William Robert and Lola Henderson.  She was the oldest and only daughter.  Her brothers were William and Edwin.  Ed is the only surviving family member.

Lois married Grant Jensen June 19, 1948.  They were married for 63 years.  They have 5 children:  Melissa Moore, Michael Jensen, Lori Kaplan, Debbi Burger and Diane Hall.  They have 10 grandchildren:  Jennifer(Swager)and Graci(Viger)Moore, Roxanne and Elizabeth Jensen, Tyler and Megan Burger, Jordan and Logan Kaplan and Kylie and Cayden Hall.  They have 3 great-grandchildren:  LeeAnn Swager, Zachary & Leon Viger.

Lois and Grant lived in California until 1977 when Grant was transferred with Mobil Oil to Colorado.  They lived in the Homestead neighborhood (Centennial) for 13 years.  They moved to Parker and lived there for 5 years.  They moved to Highlands Ranch almost 16 years ago.

Lois enjoyed being with family, sewing, gardening, travelling, scrapbooking, crocheting, needlepointing, knitting, entertaining, doing puzzles... she was always busy working on something.  She was a member of PEO for 14 years.  Lois has always been active in the Catholic Church.  Our family attended St. Thomas Moore for years.  Lois and Grant have been attending mass and volunteering at Pax Christi for almost 16 years. Lois was a devout Catholic, attending mass every Sunday.  She raised and baptized all of her children in the Catholic church.  She was able to attend mass up until it was no longer possible due to her health.

Lois had a subdural hematoma and craniotomy in September 2009 and we almost lost her.  She was in ICU for 16 days and then spent time at Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital and then to Cherry Hills Nursing facility.  Because Lois was such a strong woman and wanted to be with her family so badly, she was able to return home in December 2009.  Her memory and physical abilities were affected by her hematoma, but she was still able to get up and around a litle to go to church, to lunch, to doctor's appointments, etc.  Her heart condition limited her ability to do this for long.  She became more and more homebound over time.  She was so tired.  Her rapid decline began at the end of July and continued through August.  We brought in Agape Healthcare inhome hospice in August.  It became necessary to move her to a hospice facility in September.  We moved her to Porter Hospice at The Johnson Center on September 7th.  The hospice workers were angels to us.  The care and compassion they showed to Lois and her family were amazing.  They are truly a blessing.  Because of them, mom was able to pass away comfortably and in peace and we are forever grateful for that.

Lois was sweet and caring and a shining example of what a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend should be.  Her husband, Grant says she was the nicest person he ever knew.  We will all miss her more than words can say. Lois is survived by her husband, one brother, children and grandchildren.

Viewing and visitation will be held at the Bullock Colonial Chapel on Sunday, September 25th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Funeral Mass will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 5761 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch, CO on Tuesday, September 27th at 10:00 am with graveside services at Fort Logan National Cemetery following at 1:00 p.m. (Staging Area A).

We are thankful to the hospice workers at Agape Healthcare and Porter Hospice for the wonderful and compassionate care they showed to mom and to us.  They are truly a blessing. 


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  1. Mom,

    What I wouldn't give for another day with you! You are in my every waking moment and many of my dreams. I miss the sound of your voice, your comforting words and the gentle touch of your hand. I love and miss you so very much.

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