Mary Jensen

Mary Jensen

Friday, July 19th, 1929 Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

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Obituary for Mary Esther Jensen

Mary Esther Jensen
July 19, 1929-February 23, 2020

Mary Esther Jensen, a resident of Salem, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2020 at 2:00 am, surrounded by her family. She was born July 19, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Harry and Irene Ingling. Mary attended Pacific Union College and taught as a substitute teacher before marrying Wayne Jensen Sr. in 1947. Music was an important part of Mary’s life. She sang and played the saxophone, piano, and organ. Mary also enjoyed playing pool. She was known as “Miss Confidence” when shooting pool. She and her sister won many pool tournaments together. Mary also enjoyed fishing but did not eat fish. She spent several years on the CB radio known by the handle “Moonbaby”. Mary retired from Buena Vista Winery in 1993 as the bottling supervisor, however she did not drink wine. She spent the next 24 years in her Dallas, Oregon home. On July 6, 2017, Mary moved into Meadow Creek Assisted Living in Salem, Oregon where she served as a Resident Ambassador. She also held the title of “Chairperson for the Food Bank volunteer program” and President of the Resident’s Council.
Mary is survived by her sister, Marvel, her four children, Wayne, Gary, Karen, and Karl. Five grandchildren, Windy, Amanda, Brennen, Tom and April. And ten great grandchildren. She will be missed by all.
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