Lynn B. Jensen

Born: Thu., Jul. 6, 1944
Died: Fri., Jan. 14, 2011


6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Tue., Jan. 18, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 19, 2011

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Lynn B. Jensen, age 66 passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 in Ontario, Oregon.  Lynn was born July 6, 1944 in Preston, Idaho to Elvon Monson and Jenna Vee Bright Jensen.  He was raised on a family farm in Preston and graduated from high school in 1962.  He served a mission in London, England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He was an active member at the time of his death.  Lynn also served in the U.S. Army. 

He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1972 and did his graduate work at Utah State University.  He married Paulette Teuscher on January 5, 1972 in Logan, Utah.  They had five children.  Lynn loved his children and found great joy in being with them and his nine grandchildren.

In April 1983, Lynn came to work for Oregon State University Extension as the Malheur County Onion and Potato Specialist.  He was a professor at OSU and served as staff chair of the Malheur County Extension Office for several years.  He loved his work and the people that he worked with in Malheur County. 

He is survived by his wife, Paulette Jensen and four children, Tirsa Rooks, Matthew Jensen, Andrew Jensen (Jana), and Sara Gibson (Stephen) , nine grandchildren and his brothers and sisters, Farrell Jensen (Virginia), Richard Jensen (Raida), Melanie Archibald (Larry), Kent Jensen (Emelia), and Julee Wing (Kevin).  He was proceeded in death by his daughter, Jessica, his parents and two brothers. 

Funeral services will be held  Wednesday, January 19, at 11 am at the LDS Stake Center, 1705 NW 4th Ave. in Ontario.  There will be a viewing at Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel in Ontario on Tuesday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 pm and prior to the funeral from 10 - 10:45 on Wednesday. 

A special thank you to the staff at MSTI, Mountain States Tumor Institute in Fruitland, Idaho.  Lynn enjoyed the people who work there and was grateful for their cheerfulness and kind care duing his cancer treatment.

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Janeen Kressly
   Posted Fri January 14, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. He will be missed.

Marlene and wayne Tolman ( a cousin)
   Posted Sat January 15, 2011
Remembering playing together at Grandpa Richard Jensens as children.
Our thoughts are with you.

Steve Norberg and Family (Friend and Coleague)
   Posted Sun January 16, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jensen family. I appreciated Lynn very much as I worked with him on a daily basis.

Steve and Linda Christensen
   Posted Mon January 17, 2011
Paulette, you and your family are in our prayers. We know you will be blessed with peace and reassurance from a loving Heavenly Father. Just a few days ago, on our anniversary,Steve and I were remomicing about running into you and Lynn at the Holiday Inn in SLC while we were both on our honeymoons. Which lead us to many other fond memories of both of you at the U of I.

Karen Anderson
   Posted Mon January 17, 2011
Dear Paulette,

I am so sorry for your loss. I don't know if you remember me but I am Perry Tolman's sister and I have kept track of your family through Perry and Connie. I am sorry for all the loss your family has been through in the last few years. Please know that you are loved and thought of often. May the Lord be with you and lead you to your next adventure in this life.

Gary Rawlings
   Posted Mon January 17, 2011
My sympathy goes to Lynn's family. He was a cousin, classmate in Preston and I had the opportunity of visiting with him frequently at potato meetings across the country. He had a gentle, kind spirit and the growers appreciated him very much. His memory will live on in the great way he lived his life.
--Gary Rawlings (PHS class of '62 and retired editor Potato Grower magazine)

kaye anderson
   Posted Mon January 17, 2011
I was in Lynn's graduating high school class in Preston, Idaho. I am so sad about his passing and would like to offer my deepest sympathy to you.

Spencer A. Cranney
   Posted Mon January 17, 2011
Dear Paulette & Family,
I was saddened to learn of Lynn's passing. We grew up together in Preston. I always considered him a good friend. He is a good and honorable man and will be missed. May his good memory give you comfort. May the blessings you seek and those you stand in need of, at this important time, be yours. Most respectfully, Spencer & Anita Cranney - North Las Vegas, NV

Richard Larsen
   Posted Mon January 17, 2011
Please accept my condolences at your loss. I have many good memories growing up with Lynn and our other friends in the old 5th Ward and attending grade school in Whitney before moving on to Preston High. Our ways parted after high school, but I have heard from time to time about him and his family.
Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the Lord's blessings be with you. Richard & Debra Larsen - West Bountiful, Utah

Vaughn Benson
   Posted Mon January 17, 2011
Dear Paulette and Family,
May I express my condolences at the loss of your husband and father. I got to know Lynn when we both attended school at Whitney for the first 8 years of school, then grades 9-12 at Preston. He was a good friend and we had a lot of fun times playing softball and basketball on the Whitney teams. We will all miss him greatly. May the Lord bring peace and comfort to all of you in knowing of His eternal plan for each of us.
Vaughn & Cecelia Benson - Logan, Utah

Bob and Jo Simerly
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Lynn was a wonderful man and great Extension Agent. I will regret not being able to pick up the phone to call him for his advice. We have lost a great leader in the industry and a good friend to many.

Bob and Jo Simerly

Linda Brewer
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
Dear Paulette and Family:
I was very surprised to read of Lynn's death today in an email. I didn't realize he was ill. I have worked with Lynn for about 5 years, but only over the phone. Lynn provided me plenty of useful information about the marketing of potatoes and onions when I was working on a publication about commodity distribution. Later, when I was assigned to provide administrative support, I was struck by the kindness and compassion he displayed toward one of the faculty under his supervision. I will always remember his comment when her situation was at odds with administrative goals. He was supportive and loyal. My heart goes out to you in this time; however much OSU Extension will miss him, I know you will miss Lynn so much more. Best regards, Linda Brewer, Corvallis Oregon.

Gary Delaney
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
I want to express my sorrow for the loss of Lynn. As a fellow Extension Agent I grew to admire and respect him and I know that his departure will leave a great void in our organization. I do know that he is now in a much better place and is receiving the much deserved rewards that he has earned in this life.

Sandy Macnab
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
To all Jensen friends and family,
I share your grief. It's is difficult to remember at times like thee that Lynn is now at peace and the burden of grieving is ours. Lynn was a fellow Extension Agent and I always his enjoyed his quiet style that somehow always was heard. He will be missed. Take care and may God bless all.
Sandy Macnab
Sherman Co Extension/OSU

Debra Minar Driscoll
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
Lynn will be remembered by many, many people in the Extension Service. I remember his quiet demeanor and kindness. He was a great staff chair and looked after the Malheur County office's best interests at all times. May good memories sustain you all as you move through your grief journey. Your husband and father made a lasting mark on Oregon and Idaho agriculture and on those of us who knew him.

Catherine McBride
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss. I recall meeting Lynn at OSU several years ago (probably longer ago than I am thinking) at an Extension meeting in Corvallis. He was so knowledgeable and so willing to help others. I always referred people interested in the latest on potatoes and onions to him! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this hard time.

Stella Coakley
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
To the Jensen Family,

So sorry to hear of Lynn's death. He will be greatly missed by those at Oregon State University with whom he worked for so many years; he also leaves a large hole for the many stakeholders that he served. I appreciated the opportunity to work with Lynn in various capacities over the years; his dedication and hard work served as a role model for many. May you find comfort in the many memories you hold.
Stella Melugin Coakley, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Matt Kennedy
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
Dear Jensen Family,

Please accept my condolences in your time of loss. Even though I served a brief time as the 4-H agent in Malheur County, I can say that Lynn was great influence in my career. He taught me much about how to be successful in the workplace/career and he always offered me great advice/support when asked. I could tell that Lynn was very respected by the community and county for his work, dedication, and above all character. May he rest in peace

Matt Kennedy Philomath, OR

Lyla Houglum (Extension colleague)
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
It is with a heavy heart that I express my sympathy to the Jensen family. Lynn was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed by many. He always had the best interest of others at heart. He worked diligently to make life better for those around him including his clientele, his colleagues, and his family. Remember his smile and the wonderful times you all had together. May God be with you during this very difficult time.

Mike Thornton
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
You meet a lot of great people working in the Ag industry, but Lynn was one of the best. He was the ultimate professional and really cared about the people he worked with. I will miss his quick wit and understated way of expressing himself.

Bill and Tracey Buhrig
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
We would like to extend condolences to the Jensen family. Lynn was a tremendous person who made everything and everyone around him better. He will be missed very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jay W. Pscheidt
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
What a great man, he will be sorely missed. I loved doing programs with him. He had such a great attitude about them. You hear about this and your jaw hits the floor. My sincere condolences to those loved ones he left behind.

Howard Schwartz (onion colleague)
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
I would like to extend my condolences to Lynn's family and friends on behalf of the many onion research and extension colleagues and growers in Colorado and elsewhere who had the pleasure of knowing and working with Lynn over the years. Lynn was always a valued friend and colleague who was willing to share his time, thoughts and experiences with us all at meetings, field days, collaborative projects, and one-on-one conversations. He was always one of the first to volunteer to help with any project, and made that extra effort to answer every question raised by his colleagues, growers, students and others. We will all miss Lynn, and want to thank his family for sharing him with us.

Dee and Thedora Petterborg
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
Paulette and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Lynn's illness and death. I remember his family with fond memories of being neighbors, attending the Preston 5th Ward, playing in the snow, our baby sitter, and other activities. Please accept our condolences and know that our prayers are for you to have peace in his passing and in your remembrance of better times.

John Williams (Extension colleague)
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
Lynn was slow to speak, but heard when he did. We all respected his view and enjoyed having him as a friend and co-worker. His leadership and level head will be missed.
God Bless all the family and friends in this time of grieving.

jay carr (Retired Extension Colleague)
   Posted Tue January 18, 2011
You have my deepest condolences and sympathy.
Lynn was a wonderful colleague. Quiet, but firm.Always friendly, with a ready smile.
He will be missed.
Please try to savor the memories.

Jerry Stone
   Posted Wed January 19, 2011
I worked with Lynn for many years when he was the faithful secretary of the Malheur County Onion Growers Association. My capacity in that time was as secretary-treasurer of the Idaho Onion Growers Association. It was a great pleasure to cooperate with him on many joint projects of these two grower associations. Betty and I would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to Lynn's family at this time. Sincerely, Jerry and Betty Stone

Don and Anne Gross
   Posted Thu January 20, 2011
We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May Heavenly Father bless you with peace and comfort at this difficult time. Sincerely Don and Anne Gross

David Gent
   Posted Thu January 20, 2011
My deepest condolences to Lynn''''s family. I worked with Lynn on a few projects over the past 8 years or so. He was always so warm, humble, and pleasant. We''''ll miss Lynn.

Barbara Brody, 4-H Agent, Malheur County
   Posted Thu January 20, 2011
Dear Paulette and Family,
I am thinking of you during this difficult time. Many times when Lynn had a smile on his face in the office, he had just received new pictures of grandchildren, which he was so proud of! May the special memories you shared be your strength and comfort. I appreciated Lynn knowing the impact that 4-H has on youth in the county.

Bill Braunworth
   Posted Tue February 01, 2011
To The Jensen Family: I am very sorry to hear of your loss and the loss of a valued colleague at OSU. Lynn’s funeral was very nicely done, with some wonderful memories shared. Over many years in working with Lynn, I always admired his dedication to assisting the citizens in Malheur County and his common sense approach to resolve issues at OSU. Attending the Malheur Station field day this past summer provided a special memory of him operating so well in his “element”. May God bless you with peace and comfort during this difficult season.
Bill Braunworth, College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU