Earl Arthur Jensen, Sr. passed away at the age of 94 on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, in Spokane, Washington. Earl was born to Oscar and Lillian (Shiefer) Jensen on Christmas Day in 1926, in Lead, South Dakota. He attended Lewis & Clark High School, West Valley High School, and later studied at the Body & Fender School in Chicago, Illinois in the late 1940’s.
The Spokane area has been home for Earl for over 76 years. Earl married Ruby Berriochoa on November 14, 1947, at Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane. He was enlisted in the Navy between 1944 and 1946 serving as a Coxswain in the Philippines during WWII.
Earl was a carpenter, a body & fender repairman, and a mechanic. He worked as a maintenance mechanic and carpenter at Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood for 30 years (1953-1983). As part of his trade, Earl was a member of the Carpenters Union and the Steelworkers Union. Carpentry was a passion of his. Throughout his life, Earl built four different homes for his family to live in. He had a wealth of talents and was a great teacher of skills. Earl also enjoyed playing golf and bowling.
Earl is survived by his wife, Ruby Jensen; sons, Mark R. Jensen of Liberty Lake, Gary L. Jensen of Liberty Lake, and Paul J. Jensen of Greenacres; daughters, Donna M. Starr of Spokane Valley, Celeste L. Couch of Oregon, Deanna L. Jensen, Annette M. Munroe of Newman Lake, and Gail A. Faumui of Utah; sisters, Maxine Koeller of Liberty Lake, Lucille Lynn of Liberty Lake, and Vicki Lunneborg of Spokane Valley; 26 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Lillian Jensen; son, Earl A. Jensen, Jr.; and granddaughter, Ashlee Jensen Cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA. To share memories of Earl or to leave condolences for his family, visit his Tribute Wall.
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