Elma 'Fuzz' Jensen, 79
Elma 'Fuzz' Jensen, 79
Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend Elma “Fuzz” Jensen, 79, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 15, 1934 in Arco, Idaho, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel Mathie Winmill.
Elma attended grade school at Riverside and Pingree and high school at Snake River High.
On June 17, 1953, she married her best friend, Weldon Jensen in Blackfoot. Next month they would have celebrated their 61st anniversary.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also belonged to the Quarter Horse Racing Association, Idaho Horse Racing Association and the California Horse Racing Association.
Elma worked at Idaho Potato Packers for 37 years.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, reading novels and keeping up with her family and friends on Facebook. She also enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very involved in owning and racing horses. She also moved pipe on their family farm. She was very active in planning and organizing family gatherings.
She is survived by her husband, Weldon; sons Todd (Susan) Jensen of Blackfoot; Greg (Rosa) Jensen of Blackfoot; daughter Vicki (Francis) Niccoli of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; brother Vern Winmill of Wendell; sisters Beth (Elmo) Fackrell of Woodville; Lorraine Gamett of Farmington, N.M.; grandchildren Courtney (Shawn) Cyr, Ashely (Robbie) Sutton, Charli Jensen, Whitney (Chuck) Varela, Alycia Jensen, Zachery Niccoli, Travis Niccoli, Courtney Coles, Colton Coles, Xenia Reyes, Anissa Reyes, Cecilia Reyes and Andru Quezada; great-grandchildren, Brylee and Blakelee Sutton, Jaxson and Averee Varela, and Connor Gross.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Kevin Lyle and Kerry Layne (twins); brothers, Dee, James, Reed, Grant and Darrel Winmill; sisters, Verna Ingman, Rayola Capson and Ethel Winmill; two grandchildren, Camille and Kelsi Coles.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho.
The family will meet with friends and family on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Groveland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Rollin for a Cause, 132 S 600 E, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
We will always love you and cherish the memories.