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Loren R. Jensen


Loren R. Jensen, 85, of Elmer City, Wash., passed away Sunday morning, July 5, 2015, at Nespelem Convalescent Center. Loren was born May 16, 1930, in Webber, Kan., to Raymond and Ocie Jensen and in 1947 graduated high school in Courtland, Kansas. Friday the 13, 1965, turned out to be "Loren's Lucky Day" for that is when he married Miss Joan Loken in Sioux Falls, S.D. A Federal Prison Guard for 15 years and a Glazier at various Spokane glass shops for 20 years, Loren had belonged to "Way of The Cross Baptist Church" in Nespelem, Wash., and was proud to be a Life member of the National Rifle Association. Loren loved to fish for walleye in the Columbia and hunting with his son at Loon Lake, using ammo he reloaded himself. As well as hunting, Loren also enjoyed target practice and in years past - scuba diving.

Pre-deceased by both of his parents and three sisters, Loren is survived by his beloved wife and life partner of 50 years: Joan Jensen; children: Delores Lambert (Tim), Marvin Jensen, Lowell Jensen (Jeannie), Marrion McKenzie (Bob) and Yvonne Potter (Jim); 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Allan Jensen; sister Arlene Frazier and numerous nephews and nieces.

At Loren's request, cremation has taken place and no memorial services are planned. Please send any contributions in Loren's name to: NRA, Institute for Legislative Action, online at:

"Afterglow" "I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow

of smiles when day is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,

Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories I leave behind - when day is done." (Nora Swan)

Please sign Loren's on-line register book at Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee is honored to be serving his family.

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