James Jensen, former 'Realtor of the Year'

DOWNEY - James "Jim" Jensen, formerly of Huntington Park, passed away May 4 in St. George, Utah where he and his wife had retired in 1997 to help their daughter-in-law with her children as she completed her teaching degree. He was 86.Jensen was born Nov. 24, 1922 to J.A.P. Jensen and Lola Wagstaff in Huntington Park. After graduating from Huntington Park High School, he joined the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in England. He took seven trips into Paris during the war. Jensen was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served as bishop of the ward. As a child, he played the piano, which he continued to do well into his 80's and often played at various church functions. He married Minnie Roeine Seamons, formerly of Logan, Utah, in the Logan Temple on Dec. 2, 1943. After the war, they were called to serve an LDS mission to Argentina. Upon their return, Jensen worked with his father and brother in the family real estate business, Jensen Realty, in Huntington Park. He was named Realtor of the Year by the Southeast Board of Realtors. He continued to run the family business until his retirement. After 63 years together, Minnie passed away in 2007. They had raised three children together. Their two sons attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Jensen is survived by his daughter, Kaylene Momeny of Downey; son, Randy; daughter-in-law, Mary Grace Jensen of St. George, Utah; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 9 in St. George. Jensen, who was predeceased by his son, Jerry, in 1991, was buried with military honors.

********** Published: May 22, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 5