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Douglas W. Jensen
Douglas W Jensen, 70, passed away April 7, 2021, of a brain tumor. He was born August 20, 1950 in Preston, Idaho, the son of Marion James Jensen and Catharine Winward Jensen. He married Patricia Thomas on January 31, 1975 in the Logan, Utah Temple.
Douglas graduated from Mesa High School in 1968 and was awarded the “Best Defensive Football Player”. He danced with the Mia Dancers and performed in Preston, Idaho the summer of 1968. He served a mission in Hawaii from 1969 – 1971. He attended Utah State University, serving as ASUSU student body officer as the Financial Vice President his senior year. He graduated in 1974 with a Finance degree. He earned an MBA from Utah State in 1993 and his CPA designation in 2005.
Douglas worked as an insurance agent for about 15 years and in 1995 he began employment with Nucor Steel on their finance “team”. He started in the Utah plant in Plymouth, and in 1999 transferred to the Jewett, TX plant for 11 years. In 2010, he joined the Nucor finance team in Memphis, TN and was there until he retired in 2019.
Douglas loved scouting and enjoyed serving in various positions for many years. Although he never earned the Eagle Scout award, he loved helping young men, especially his son Jonathan, achieve the Eagle rank. Douglas was honored to receive the Silver Beaver award in 1986.
Douglas had a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and served in many positions throughout the years. He was called as Bishop of the Logan 12th Ward in 1976, and again as Bishop of the Bartlett 1st Ward in 2016. Douglas was always happiest when he was serving the youth.
Douglas is survived by his wife, Patricia, of College Station, TX; one daughter and one son, Jennifer (Jared) Downs, College Station, TX, Jonathan Douglas (Jamie) Jensen, Saratoga Springs, UT, 6 grandchildren, Doug’s “babies”, Ashley, Landon, Cole, Declan, Claire, and Ethan, 2 sisters and 5 brothers, Catharine (Scott) Seamons, Mink Creek, ID, Silvia (Doran) Moore, Yuma, AZ, Michael Jensen, Gunnison, UT, Robin (Eleanor) Jensen, Fielding, UT, Bill (Robinette) Jensen, Hyde Park, UT, and Marc Jensen, Preston, ID and a sister-in-law, Anita Jensen, Preston, ID. Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, brother, David Jensen, infant sister Marlene Jensen, and sister-in-law, Jody Jensen. The sweetest tribute came from Douglas’ three-year-old grandson, “Grandpa is my best friend!”
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, Preston, Idaho. The services will be streamed live and may be watched Friday at 11 am (MST) by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/K__Thn1VY2c
A viewing will be held Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Whitney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley. hospicebrazosvalley.org
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com
When he first met me and my husband, Doug is very sweet and kind to our children and love to help my husband to do sacrament together. They came and check on us and thinking of our children. Pat, I'm glad we got to meet you and your kind husband. I'm thankful for God send you and your husband into our life. Pat, you and your sweet family are in my prayers! We love you guys.
Vanessa & Sam Gonzalez Apr 18 2021 11:52 PM
I have such wonderful memories of Doug. He is truly a dear, cherished friend. We spent many years together in Scouting, especially Woodbadge. I loved serving with Doug. I valued his wisdom. He often made very difficult, challenging tasks or assignments seem fun. Truly a great soul has joined the angels in heaven. My thoughts and prayers go out to Pat and the rest of the family. May God bless and comfort all of you, with the sure witness that your family will all be together again. With deepest love and sympathy.
Bruce and Leanne Traveller Apr 16 2021 12:49 PM
Such a sweet spirit. He could light up the room by just walking in. Pat , I love you and am thinking of you.
Sandy Mirgan Apr 13 2021 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear about Doug. First meet him when I was in the 12th ward.He also married us.
David and Linda Hansen Apr 11 2021 12:00 AM
He was a great friend, neighbor, and Bishop. He had a definite impact on my critical teenage years and was my Bishop when I received my mission call. I'm sad for the world's loss at his passing, but grateful for his immense impact while he was here. The Jensen family is in my prayers at this tender time.
Kim Coleman Apr 10 2021 12:00 AM
My deepest condolences Jensen family. What a wonderful man and a blessing that families are forever. Thinking of you and prayers during this difficult time.
Natalie Meacham Apr 9 2021 12:00 AM
Im so sorry to hear about Dougs passing. I worked with him for several years at Nucor Jewett, and always enjoyed running into him while he was at Nucor Memphis. He was always pleasant and extremely hardworking. Id classify him as just a good guy. He was a real asset to the Nucor Team. Im sure that hell be missed. May God rest and keep him.
Jim Sheble Apr 9 2021 12:00 AM