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Lester Detlef Jensen

April 27, 1933 ~ November 25, 2019 (age 86)

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Obituary

Lester Detlef Jensen, 86, a resident of Gooding, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at his home in Gooding.

Lester Detlef Jensen was born on April 27, 1933 in Battle Creek, Iowa, the son of Walter Laurits Jensen and Hattie Ida Marianna Schroeder.  He was raised and educated in Battle Creek, Iowa and Dietrich, Idaho.

Lester married Valoy Vaughn Christopherson on November 26, 1955 in Gooding, Idaho.  Their marriage was solemnized on March 10, 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple.

He is survived by: sons - David Eugene (Brenda) Jensen of Gooding, Idaho; Marden Lane (Lynnae) Jensen of Sandy, Utah; Daryl Lester (Patsi) Jensen of Fort Worth, Texas; Larry Daniel (Amy) Jensen of Liechtenstein, Germany; and Niel Allen (Jannae) Jensen of Lancaster, California; and daughter – Deanna Jolene Jensen (Stephen) Hovey of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one brother – Ronald (Toni) Jensen of Prescott, Arizona; and two sisters – Ardelle (Robert) Gust of Farmington, New Mexico and Arlene (Roger) Greenough of Slater, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by: his wife – Valoy; his parents – Walter and Hattie Jensen; his brothers – Wilbert Jensen and Walter Jensen.

A viewing and visitation will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gooding with Bishop Doyle Rogers conducting. A viewing and visitation will be held from 10:00 to 10:45 am at the Church.

Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding.

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Services

Viewing and Visitation
Sunday
December 1, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel
737 Main Street
Gooding, Idaho 83330

Viewing and Visitation
Monday
December 2, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Gooding L.D.S. Church
1228 Main Street
Gooding, Idaho 83330

Funeral Service
Monday
December 2, 2019

11:00 AM
Gooding L.D.S. Church
1228 Main Street
Gooding, Idaho 83330

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