Vera Jensen was born in Colfax, Washington, March 31, 1929 to Charles and Ivy Watson. She was the youngest of six girls, hence the nickname, Tince. Her family moved from Pullman, WA. to the Fife area near Tacoma where Vera graduated valedictorian of her class. In 1948, she married Lynn Jensen when he returned from the Pacific Theater serving in the Marines. She had great pleasure in sharing family history and stories. Her memory was amazing, the stories were always the same!
Lynn and Vera lived in Tacoma where Jenny and Jack were born. In 1960, the family moved to Lake Cushman on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. Tince loved the smell of the woods, skiing, and ice skating.
In 2007, the Jensen’s moved to Whitehall where Vera had a yard full of flowers, one of her joys, and a rhubarb plant to share. Early on she became involved in the Ladie’s Auxiliary (Country Store). She made fast friends with the crew and loved to help the customers find just what they needed.
Tince gave generously to the Jefferson Valley Ambulance (PULSE) enabling them to get established. She believed in their concern for their fellow man and in their medical expertise.
Time spent with Granny at campfires, tea parties (with lots of sugar), and playing board games was precious; she was pretty much engaged in living! She loved all animals, especially dogs. Tince even worried about the sheep with six-inch wool fleeces when a blizzard blew in.
Vera was at home in her gardening gloves as well as her heels and dress gloves. She was strong and independent. Her unwavering spiritual purpose guided her living. Granny left us with her gifts of love, support, and a beautiful example.
Tince will be missed by Jack / Kathy Jensen, Emiley / Godfrey Onaya, Annie Mae / Anthony Palermo, Jenny / Dave Scott, Will / Sally Scott, Ruth, and Lincoln, Maggie /Ott Clark, Milo, and a bunch of family and friends.
Flowers or donations to Pulse (P.O Box 511, Whitehall, MT 59759) may be made in Vera’s honor.