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JENSEN, Evelyn Beatrice “Bea” (nee Austin)

JENSEN, Evelyn Beatrice “Bea” (nee Austin)
August 17, 1926 – Eugene, Oregon
July 14, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Bea Jensen (nee Austin) passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the age of 86 years, surrounded by her loving son Merle Jensen (Diann) and grandchildren, Katharine and Alannah Jensen, all of Calgary and her loving daughter Lorna Jensen of Sylvan Lake, AB, and in spirit with her grandson Reece (Sarah) Jensen-Stilling and great-grandson Maysn Jensen-Stilling of Red Deer, AB.

Bea is also survived by her brother Eugene “Gene” (Carol) Austin of Red Deer; special friend Lloyd Hughes of Mayerthorpe, AB; Ellen Wendt of Calgary, AB; and several nieces and nephews and their families and loving friends.

Bea was born in Eugene, Oregon and raised near Sylvan Lake, AB. Besides the farm where she was raised, Bea also spent part of her earlier life in Turner Valley, Vancouver and then Benalto, where she met and married Moss. Bea and Moss moved to Red Deer, where they raised their family. Bea moved to Sylvan Lake in 2005 with her daughter Lorna and enjoyed family, friends and visits. She moved into the “Manor” in Eckville, AB in July 2013 where she was happy until injuries from a fall resulted in her transfer to the Foothills Medical Centre on July 11, 2013.

Bea worked for many years as a nurse at Michener Centre in Red Deer. She loved playing cards and socializing with family and friends. Her home was always open to anyone young or old. A huge fan of the “Price is Right,” she was thrilled to be treated to a live show in Calgary this spring by her grandson Reece and she got to sit close enough to see the wheel. Bea will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Bea was predeceased by her husband Moss Jensen; infant son Larry Alan Jensen; infant brother Orley; brothers, William “Dick” and Harold Luther “Lute” Austin and sister Rosie Poffenroth.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer (3310 50th Avenue, Red Deer, AB) on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from
1-5p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Bea Jensen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Lorraine Zoskey :

    My thoughts and prayers go to the family during this difficult time. Bea was my long time friend and will be missed.

    Take Care

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    LORNA..was so sorry to read that your mom has passed away ..always remember her being kind to me when we hung out way back when ..and you giving her the best foot massages after she came home from work..both my folks are still with me and can only guess what your going through ..send my best to Merle..just wanted you to know I am thinking of you..and am so sorry for your loss ..sincerely BETH nee BALDING SCHEELAR give me a call if you ever need to talk ..I am in Sylvan often as my doctor is there..587-272-1292

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  3. Phyl Martin Susan Ritchie Dianne Cooke :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. I had some visits with your Mom in the hospital and we talked about the crazy times she and Mom had over the years.She was the first person Mom would call when visiting Red Deer. Mom has a great picture of herself and your Mom back in their prime. It makes Mom smile!!! Your Mom’s friendship meant a lot. Mom wishes she could have made the service but finds it would be to difficult. Take care of each other!

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