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Joan D. Jensen



Joan D. Jensen, 76, of Elmer City, Washington, passed away at home Friday, October 30, 2015. Joan was born January 19, 1939, in Hinckley, Minnesota, to Mr. and Mrs. Vern Loken. On Friday, August 13, 1965, Joan married the love of her life, Loren R. Jensen, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In addition to working as a waitress, Joan had attended "Way of The Cross Baptist Church" in Nespelem, Washington, with Loren. Joan and Loren enjoyed many hours of fishing together for walleye in the Columbia River and camping. She loved to sew and sold patterns over the Internet, but her family most remembers Joan's culinary talents, "She was a GREAT Cook!"

Pre-deceased by both of her parents and her beloved husband and life partner of 50 years, Loren Jensen, Joan's legacy lives on through her step-children: Delores Lambert (Tim), Marvin Jensen, Lowell Jensen (Jeannie), Marrion McKenzie (Bob), and Yvonne Potter (Jim); 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Loken; and numerous nephews and nieces.

At Joan's request, cremation has taken place and no memorial services are planned at this time.

"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 Joan's on-line register book at Strate Funeral Home, of Grand Coulee, Washington, is honored to be serving her family.

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